Finance Business Partner GSC - South Africa

Schneider Electric Johannesburg, Gauteng

About the Job


  • Lead Financial Control mission for supply chain operations in South Africa & Kenya (oversee local team)
  • Support the DC Director and Cluster CFO on the Logistics Performance understanding/Challenges
  • Maintain alignment between operations, LTIP (Long Term Industrial Plan, LTLP (Long Term Logistic Plan) and Business needs

KEY TASKS/Processes:
  1. Closing and Reporting
  • Responsible of Logistics P&L and BS: Sales, Base costs efficiency, Accruals &Provisions, cash and Stocks management, Risk assessment, Productivities measurement/follow-up
  • Synchronize and monitor the closing with accounting team
  • Provide the HFM Reporting and AOC (Analysis of Change) according to Corporate deadlines: understanding of each productivity drivers and reconciliation with Greenfile and OTTO (Purchasing tool), Labor, Transports, Others, identify Gaps and propose actions/Plan to reach target
  • SFC and MBC Costs Control and adaptation to volume
  • Understand the upstream Flow and Logistics cost impact on CCO P&L
  • Understanding of Supply Chain GM contribution on FO P&L

  1. Capex and Inventory Management
  • Prepare ROI analysis for CAPEX, prepare BCI`s and challenge the operational on real impacts benefits vs spends
  • Stocks & obsolescence: reporting & analysis (stock by supplier, DIN, GIT-processes etc), challenge unhealthy stock provisions in the DC, co-operate closely with DSP and other departments (f.e. marketing for campaigns)
  • Forecast accuracy and Challenges (SIOP Process)
  • Stocks & obsolete forecast reconciliation HFM vs One-MM Tool
  • Stock accuracy: annual stock take & cycle counts

  1. Business Related Topics
  • Lead the Quarterly Rolling Forecast, Business Review, Prior Process, Risks Management
  • Lead the Annual CSC Campaign &TP
  • Follow up KPI`s linked to logistics performance (Net Productivity, Logistic Volume, OTDS, DIN, NO, LCS etc.…)
  • Involvement in tailored supply chain projects: optimization of lead-time-reduction, BCI preparation
  • Maintain the Logistics cost on Sales ratio 2%, and give visibility to CFO
  • Lead the KICs (Keys Internal Controls)
  • Understand the SIOP Process and be part of the CSF Process with Country FO
  • Understand the SPS (Schneider Performance System) basics
  • Assist the Factory and DC manager on financial impacts on people related (Hiring, competency review, salary review targets…) in collaboration with HRBP
  • Improve Processes and digitization

  • University or Business School Master Degree
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in Controlling
  • Good knowledge in cost accounting and in IAS/ IFRS rules
  • Experienced SAP R/3, FICO knowledge as well as advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel, HFM, Essbase, BI Tool
  • High analytic skills to construct/execute complex analysis
  • Experience in Product Industrial Costing (Full cost, Activity Based Costing)
  • Leadership and team-player attitude
  • Open minded, flexible and business orientated, straightforward, challenged, passionate and effective
  • Continuous improvement approach and change management attitude
  • Proven written and verbal communication and presentation skill
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and creative
  • Fluent in English
  • Straightforward, Challenge, Open, Passionate and Effective