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Commercial Finance Manager, Rest of Africa

Mondelez International, Inc.
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Role
Commercial Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Uniquely Yours.

You will be manager in a team responsible for the overall financial integrity and performance of a country, category, Supply Chain or FP&A. You will support the Senior Manager or Director in data collection to prepare business proposals, verify assumptions, check daily execution and support delivery of overall objectives and ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting. You may also have a direct report or manage third party providers resources.

How you will contribute

You will:
  • Manage and execute aspects of finance planning and performance management process and related financial decisions potentially including Strategic Plan and Annual Contract planning/forecasting, target development, financial performance reporting/analysis, financial modeling and decision support for a focused scope within a region, business unit, country, Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Business Services or Corporate Finance team. You will own data collection and verify data integrity
  • Ensure a strong controls and compliance environment in your area of scope and ensure full compliance with our policies
  • Help the senior manager and the business prepare critical financial data and insight that enable perspectives for business strategies and decisions
  • Lead projects to improve efficiencies and improvements to ways of working and embrace a mindset of continuous improvement
  • Contribute to a high-performing Finance team. You will also invest in personal development and the development of Finance peers and drive our Finance talent agenda within the organization, with a focus on local FP&A pipeline

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE in financial planning and performance management including data collection and structuring, analyzing, planning and reporting company financial performance across all financial KPIs and investment decisions and cost management to achieve financial targets
  • BUSINESS ACUMEN and understanding of our business, consumer packaged goods industry, and local snacking market dynamics. Relevant experience in a regional/local business
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS including experience with business partnering and communication skills across a large regional or local public company
  • GROWTH/DIGITAL MINDSET and the ability to identify/execute opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • INTEGRITY and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values and policies and external regulations

More about this role

Role Purpose:

The Commercial Finance Manager will work under the guidance of the Rest of Africa Finance Lead to maintain commercial finance transactions, data, systems, and reporting for the Rest of Africa (RoA) markets. This will include working closely with Market Managers of RoA to drive monthly IBP process (Sales planning), controlling trade spend (GTN) and managing the entire trade spend claims process for RoA.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis:
  • Working closely with market sales managers and demand planners to drive the monthly IBP/Sales planning with comparison against Previous Year, Annual Plan and Previous Month Cycle both for Net Revenue and Volumes
  • Prepare in-depth and insightful analysis of sales planning, including the identification of opportunities and risks together with recommendations for actions to address these. Submit commentaries and analytics for monthly internal business reviews with Country/Area sales teams
  • Manage customer claims related to Trade spend and ensure adherence to internal policies
  • Perform customer analysis to ensure business maintains profitability
  • Monitor, control and report on commercial spend vs Prior Year/Rolling Forecasts. Implement mechanisms and tools to facilitate this.
  • Month end closing - volume & net sales.
  • Daily monitoring of sales, sales rates, promo spend and reporting to various stakeholders
  • Responsible for all audit and internal control reviews including resolution of any findings
  • Manage customer P&Ls for actuals and forecasting reporting and the joint business plan process
  • Support the sales team by challenging the commercial strategy based on financial analysis
  • Provide financial analysis and decision support to the sales team and counsel them on financial matters that impact short term results and strategic decisions
  • Execute ad hoc analyses and projects as requested by the Finance/Category Finance Manager or Senior Analyst
  • Assist Category finance on work related to Volume and NR growth projections for each of the forecast cycle by having proper building blocks by coordinating with Market Managers
  • Identify opportunities for pricing and let category finance know so that they take if forward with respective market managers.

Financial Planning & Management:
  • Understand all micro-processes related to sales, within SAP and BI.
  • Control of Gross sales, commercial spend and Net sales in G/L.
  • Maintenance of customer and contractual terms.
  • Manage and maintain the company financials to ensure that targets are achieved, and exceptions are highlighted.
  • Monthly reporting of Vol and Net Sales by Brand, trend analysis and by brand by month rolling forecasts
  • Approval of Rebate and ad-hoc payments in conjunction with Commercial teams.

Safety, Security & Environment :

In addition to the key accountabilities, all employees of Mondelez International are responsible for supporting and actively participating in the sites Safety, Security and Environment Management systems and programs to drive a safe working culture that complies with regulatory and Mondelez International's standards and delivers zero accidents.


Know the legal and compliance responsibilities of the position; lead ethically and model compliant behaviour; maintain an environment where employees are encouraged to speak up without fear of retaliation; ensure employees in area of responsibility understand the compliance responsibilities of their jobs and actively participate in the compliance program.

Education, Certifications, Skills & Experiences Required:
  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics with CIMA or CA Qualification
  • 4 - 6 Years in a similar role within FMCG or Manufacturing Environment
  • Should ideally have worked for a multinational company
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel (creating Pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, etc is a must)
  • Must have system experience in dealing with OTC (Preferably SAP)
  • Must be able to process large quantities of data in short spaces of time
  • Excellent planning capabilities
  • Strong business and interpersonal savvy.
  • Process Management.
  • Rest of Africa Experience is advantageous

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Mondelez International's Sub Sahara Africa BU is seen as the growth engine for the business. Currently, we operate out of two major hubs - South Africa, servicing south, central and east Africa; and Nigeria, looking after West Africa. Our product offering is as diverse and exciting as our over 2000 passionate people. We are category leaders in South Africa with our Cadbury chocolates; and our Bournvita product is a firm family favourite in Nigeria. We also delight our consumers with our candy offerings of Halls and Tom Toms; our Stimorol and Clorets gum and global favourite Oreo.

In all that we do, we will do business the right way - with our products, the environment and our communities.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Finance Planning & Performance Management


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