Commercial Manager

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Springs, Gauteng

  • R600,000 - R900,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2056257

  • Posted 11 Jan 2017 by Green Marble Recruitment Consultants

About the Position


  • BComm in Cost Accounting/ Financial Management, CIMA or CA(SA).
  • Must have at least 7 years commercial experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Have strong team/people leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent process and people management skills.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Be well versed in ERP Systems, JDE will be a advantage.
  • Be able to work under pressure, ,meet deadlines and work overtime when required.
  • Ability to use all MS Office application.
  • Ability to analyze the business for opportunities in costing.


  • Review all departmental output under control of the position.
  • Ensure effective functioning of IT Systems e.g. bar code printers, scanners and printers. Take control of Server rooms and all IT equipment on site.
  • Propose new policies where interal controls are at risk or to improve processes.
  • Ensure company assets are utilised within the boundaries of corporate governance.
  • Assist process owners with SLA management and ensure review scores are completed on master file and presented at monthly management meeting.
  • Budget presentations.
  • Review and/or draft agreements as and when required.
  • EMU/Spoilage management.


  • Monthly account review and investigation of Income Statement including allocations and expenses incurred vs. budget.
  • Monthly Balance Sheet review - especially GL to Cardex, IB Flex and ST/OT, Job Costing, Spoilage and Provisions.
  • Review actual Capex spend vs Budget as well as Asset Register verification and maintenance. Compiling active list with wish list and prioritising capex jobs.
  • Ensure annual and monthly stock takes take place and are accurate.
  • Co-ordinate, draft and finalise and present Annual Budget.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure standard cost upgrades are done in accordance to group policy and asses reasonability of cost vs. budget and prior years.
  • Purchase order approvals - check cost, budget, allocation and necessity.
  • Assist auditors with yearend audit supplying information and documentary proof where required.
  • Assist with payroll, Kronos and BI reports, ensure systems are in place to make accurate payments to employees.
  • Casablanca receipts, outstanding queries to not exceed 30 days.
  • Assist with JDE integrity issues and verify impact on business.

Procurement (Stores- Material Handling & Scrap Management)

  • Assist to ensure stock levels are accurate for Stores. Frequent audit on system to check re-order levels, replenishment report and JDE. No stock outs.
  • Stock levels to not exceed targets.
  • Ensure cost saving targets are met.
  • Ensure raw material is constant available and in the correct quantities and quality.
  • New returnable packaging is ordered in coordination with Planning department for plant supply as well as division.
  • Consumables are ordered on time to ensure no interruption in plant production.
  • Assist to ensure waste disposal is done in accordance with legal requirements and no interference with plant performance due to non-removal.
  • Ensure proper management of scrap area.
  • Ensure SLA reviews are conducted with critical suppliers as per the SLA review master file.
  • Inbound Logistic - ensure receipt of incoming goods is done in accordance with company policty and adhering to internal controls.

Warehouse (Outbound Logistics & Customer Service):

  • Assist with stock counts on a daily basis. Stock levels to be balanced on a daily basis to system and any variances to be addressed the following day.
  • Ensure daily sales report is sent to Planning.
  • Ensure loading of trucks is according to process - quality of product loaded, on time (critically adhering to slot times), despatch documents ready and correct.
  • Ensure stacking is done to improve to improve process flow in the warehouse, adhering to Logistic requirements and to occupy maximum capacity of warehouse space.
  • Ensure processes are in place regarding Returnable packaging. Receiving, Cleaning, Sorting, Scrapping and Issueing to plant as well ass inter-branch.
  • Ensure staff employed by contract is trained and adequately equipped to meet requirements needed for optimum "warehouse & wheels" process.
  • Monitor turnaround times of transporter as well as truck availability.
  • Ensure cooperation is in place between transporter and warehouse contractors to improve synergy in the process,
  • Ensure LTS (Load Tracking System) is utilized and maintained to provide adequate management information regarding dispatching and streamline the dispatching process within the warehouse through electronic sign board.

Desired Skills

  • Commercial
  • Manufacturing

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

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