BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability, and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.
BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Cost Controller – Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
- As part of the financial team, you will be responsible of both Lucky Stationery & BIC financial elements.
- Maintain up to date standard costs in the system
- Prepare the financial forecasts (P&L, inventories, and Capital Expenditures – 4 times a year)
- Manage monthly closings for manufacturing P&L according to Group standard: variances analysis (Materials, Labor, Overheads, PPV, FX), commentaries, corrective actions follow up
- Analyze production & over/under absorption, conduct costs audits. Conduct cost exercises to determine price accuracy of Suppliers
- Compile & maintain the Bill of Materials in JDE (ERP) for all activities in East Africa Manufacturing plant particularly for new products
- Set up WID codes in JDE for new products
- Responsible for all financial procedures & processes connected with manufacturing including the preparation of cost, as well as their application by all departments
- Analyze the existing information flows for monthly closings, budget and forecasts and implement improvements allowing reducing the time necessary to collect the data thus allowing additional time for information analysis and review with operational teams
Manage the Inventory in the Manufacturing plant, reporting and analyzing all variances. This includes preparation of the stock take procedures and variances within all departments:
- Standard costing set up, controlling and maintenance
- Various Quarterly Budget preparation and reporting
- Timely and accurate reporting
- Ensure good practices of stock management, assets management.
- Business Partnering with all department for reporting and alignment with internal control requirements
- Factory internal control to be aligned with Bic standards, prepare action plan, and ensure follow-up
- Factory visit and assessment vs Bic standard
- Participating in MEA projects
- Help and support local plant controller in budgeting, forecasting process and process improvement.
- Monitor and co-ordinate the cost saving initiatives
- Variance reports and recommendations to manage for processes improvement
- Inventory monitoring and stocks management
- S&OP Meeting + Production planning + forecast review with Clichy planning team
- ERP implementation and maintaining (data management)
- A minimum of 8 years of experience in Finance, ideally in an international company
- FMCG experience is a plus
- Finance manufacturing experience of minimum 1 year is required
- Strong Presentation and Communication Skills
- International mindset & experience.
- Demonstrable understanding of Standard Costing, Business Processes and Principles
- Advanced Computer Literacy- MS Office tools (particularly Excel), ERP (SAGE, GEODE) and reporting tools (HFM)
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