AF Strategy Development and Financial Controlling (Automotive / Sales / Director / Manager / Strategic / SAP)

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 16-05-2017
Client Description:
Our client has spent more than a century establishing a name outstanding automobile and industrial equipment, as well as consumer goods and building systems. A multi-industry leader, they operate via 300 subsidiaries in 60 countries; its core lines include automotive systems, from diesel/hybrid drive to steering, starter motors and generators, electronics, and brakes.
Key Responsibilities:
Strategy Development:    
  • Strategy development, Develop vison, mission for new strategic initiatives
  • Strategy Process execution,
  • Strategic Portfolio Management, Conduct SWOT analysis/scenarios
  • Market Research on top level, Analyze future trends
  • Reflect goals and Target and pricing strategies
  • Prepare AF BVS (yearly Board Meeting) and Yearly Strategy meeting with AA/AF Leaders.
  • Aggregate activities and monitor realization of strategy initiatives and task
Regional financial controlling
  • Monitor business indicators and consult Management
  • Management of business planning (including quarterly sales (RAUP), BDP etc.)
  • Controlling and overlooking the preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Review of Monthly Business Report (MBR)
  • Preparation of management accounts (regular controlling & reporting of relevant KPI e.g. Sales, Margin, Cost/budget, profit, etc.)
  • Improve visibility and importance of finance within the region, ensuring buy-in from all other operational areas
  • Provide decision making support for leadership team
  • Initiation and follow-up of regional measures (TNS, Cost etc.) with Head office (O/R, MT etc.)
  • Preparation and discussion on important meetings like DSR, DPR, BVS, G visits etc.
  • Supports the Region with special projects as needed.
Financial responsibilities:
  • Strategic thinking, Precision, Market feeling, Sales and Marketing understanding.
Requirements – experience and qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in a Business field preferable
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Management
  • Chartered accountant preferable
    • Consultant or chartered accountant with a good affinity to sales/marketing
    • Min 5+ years working experience in a similar environment
    • Experience coming from a background of finance controlling
    • Experience working in Africa preferably
    • Knowledge and experience working in the automotive industry
    • Strong skill in developing as well as executing strategies  
    • Previous experience working on SAP is a must.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excel, figures oriented
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to discuss strategic and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ambitious and able to communicate at all levels.
  • Reliable and disciplined.
Personal characteristics:
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and service orientated.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Pleasure to work with
  • Fast understanding, intelligent
  • Broad thinking
  • Ambitious
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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