Supply Chain Business Controller

Full Time

Awash Wine Share company

Job Description

Wine making has been a part of the Ethiopian culture for more than a millennium, dating back to the Axumite era. Although this traditional method has survived all that time, the methods, quality, and variety stayed the same. In 1943 GC (1936 Ethiopian Calendar), a Greek family started the first winery in Ethiopia around followed by an Italian family who established their winery at Mekanisa. The two ventures where nationalized in 1973 and regrouped in one entity that was named Awash Wine. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the country’s most loved brands-a market leader that is interwoven with the cultural fabric of the county.

Reporting directly to the Head of Business Finance, the Supply Chain Business Controller is responsible for providing financial leadership and oversight to the Supply Chain function. This is a key leadership position within the finance function. This role will work closely with both our business unit accounting and financial planning functions.

  • Planning and control of the production Cost: cost planning as part of the annual plan process.
  • Periodic variance analysis of items consumption per department/processes/production lines
  • Supporting the business planning cycle of Supply Chain including month end closure process and monthly production and variance analysis of cost of sales.
  • Conducting cost and efficiency analyses/business cases and production fixed cost control and analysis.
  • Control and analysis farm related costs and Submits reports to managers in a complete and timely manner.
  • Control of the purchase quotes, purchase orders, invoicing, payment of supply chain expenses.
  • Ensure the correctness of the cost base data which includes, control the correctness and completeness of production data against SYSPRO.
  • Control and review monthly and yearly stock count processes in collaboration with the Warehouse team.
  • Closely work with production team and providing support required
  • Maximizing business performance by working closely alongside, supporting, challenging and influencing the Supply Chain Team.
  • Providing advice, guidance, and influence/strengthen decision making in Production department.
  • Assist the Production team with planning and budgeting process (annual budgeting and quarterly re forecasting).
  • Manage daily inventory movement control of raw materials, packaging materials and work in progress (WIP).
  • Perform the required regulatory reporting such as stock equation, reconciling manual delivery order with system transfer.
  • Ensure accuracy of landed costs calculated by the Supply Chain Department for imported production inputs.
  • Ensure correctness of costs captured in the ERP system (Inventory module and integration to the General ledger).
  • Ensure correctness and timely recording of stock receipts and issues of production inputs.
  • Manage monthly count of production inputs, prepare monthly variance reports and provide required explanation for any discrepancy.
  • Actively supports key financial planning cycles (forecast, budget, and five-year-plan).
  • Analyzes key category spend drivers and determines opportunities for improvement in product costs, logistics and freight spend.
  • key participant supporting the company’s S&OP demand and supply planning process.
  • Drives working capital improvements for inventory and AP with the ultimate goal of achieving ROCE targets.
  • Ensures proper financial controls and related company policies are met to limit business risks
  • Manages all aspects of the cost accounting and inventory control functions.  Participates in the company transfer pricing and contract manufacturing processes. Calculates E&O and other inventory reserves.
  • Participates in the development of business cases to support future investments in new plant and equipment.  Tracks key capital investment projects and collaborates with accounting to ensure proper accounting entries.
  • Drives a culture of continuous improvement and creates a funnel of potential efficiency gains and cost reduction opportunities.

Job Requirements


Education and Experience:

  • BA/MA in Accounting, Business Management, Marketing Management or equivalent
  • At least 6 years’ experience in Financial controlling leadership capacity within a fast growth manufacturing organization.
  • Experience in the FMCG industry is preferred.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements may send their application and CV to This Link for ten (10)  consecutive days after the first day of this vacancy announcement.  Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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Deadline: Nov 18 2023

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