Job Title: Operations Manager, EA
Reports to (Job Title): Operationally to Commercial Head, EA
Functionally to OU CFO, South Africa
Work with regional teams to coordinate the Finance and Supply Chain function of the client’s organization. Responsible for country finances, financial planning, and financial and administrative (including purchasing) processes. Leads the supply chain optimization of the OTC brands to secure long term objectives (through launch planning, demand & supply planning, inventory management), ensures alignment of operations for maximum efficiency (through target setting, parameter management) and improves efficiency of the products pipeline. Possesses business leadership and process management skills and the ability to develop and implement comprehensive financial, purchasing and control processes.
Provide proactive financial leadership for the country group by developing analytical and financial insight for all important long and short-term decisions, including resource allocation outcomes, processes and external business partnerships, providing useful information necessary to the proper management of the region’s budget to deliver a healthy P&L.
Analyse country operating results and proactively identify areas of potential concern, initiating corrective action when necessary, and identifying innovative ways to improve business volume and profit
Establishing and managing country financial control processes, including quarterly and annual financial planning, goal setting, and target monitoring, as well as budgetary and purchasing controls
Establishes and executes the local demand planning process (mid-long term planning feeding into budgeting, target setting, capacity planning, and investment decisions), obtain buy-in for the corresponding demand plans.
Facilitates order transactions between the designated wholesalers/distributors and Nyon Supply Chain/Logistics department.
Manage contracts tracking and reporting of local stock levels, inland sales and market share on monthly basis (e.g. Min. Balances/Stock out reporting)
Ethics and Compliance
Works within Ethics and Compliance policies and ensures those around him/her do the same.
Works to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment, free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
Key Performance Indicators
Effectiveness of country group long and short-term financial strategies: resource allocation, sourcing, etc
Delivery and quality of country business plan: timeliness, detail, insight, innovation
Internal customer satisfaction with quality, appropriateness, and timeliness of financial analyses provided by the Finance group
Audit success rate – Auditor and Company’s Finance personnel’s satisfaction with audit efficiency and provision of requested materials.
Efficiency/accuracy of order fulfilment processes
Avoid stock outs
Cost efficiencies achieved by improving supply chain processes
Number of associates:
No direct associates but potential for indirect influence on a number of partners
Country Revenue $6.2m
Influence on performance of Global supply chain and inventory management.
Influence on Global and Regional/local order fulfilment processes.
Careful handling of confidential and sensitive information.
Impact on the organisation:
Essential contribution for improvement of overall effectiveness of the business
Ideal Background & Education:
Relevant Finance Degree and certifications
3 – 5 years’ experience in a finance related role.
Strong Personality & Assertiveness
Good interpersonal skills
Works effectively with multifunctional teams
Must be able to adapt, organize, prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing field-based environment
Ability to synthesize recent scientific information, analyze them within strategic and regulatory settings
Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms
How to Apply
Qualified candidates with work experience in the FMCG, Pharmaceutical & Health Care Sectors should please forward CVs to ‘email@example.com’ using ‘Pharma Operations’ as the subject of mail.
Deadline: 31st July, 2014.
Only experienced candidates will be contacted for an interview.