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Commercial Finance Manager at British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for 2 Commercial Finance Managers to join our team in Nairobi.


Our new colleagues will manage the provision of high-quality financial analysis and management information to the Marketing Team to support decision making that enables the delivery and achievement of the Marketing strategy and business objectives.


He/She will:


  • Control Marketing Investment from actual and forecast perspective
  • Provide commercial insights relating to future performance and opportunities on marketing Investment and Total Customer Investment (TCI)
  • Coordinate the provision of structured and insightful analysis of financial and non-financial information to support finance and marketing decisions
  • Supports the Senior Commercial Finance Manager in providing finance and marketing impacts
  • Assists in ensuring key controls are in place within the Marketing function
  • Manage projects (Brand and Trade Activities) and provides insights to support decision making to Marketing team


Principal Accountabilities:


  • Manages the commercial finance reporting process as well as the communication with the Area (South Africa)
  • Manages competition information and reporting to provide on time and high-quality analyses
  • Support the financial and commercial analysis for the Area SLA.
  • Analyse Total Customer Investment (TCI) opportunities for the Area, including a clear understanding of the investment composition (Trade, Wholesaler and Distributor margin, Pay for performance/compliance, Route to Market, others)
  • Analyse and support Route to Market opportunities across the Area
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Trade and Brand activities across the Area, identifying the right benefit for the business through commercial and financial analyses
  • Assist in the implementation of the information systems needed to support marketing information management
  • Undertakes pre and post implementation reviews of all major projects (Brand and Trade activities), to ascertain whether expected benefits can be/were achieved and establish, and disseminate any lessons learnt / ways of improving project management


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Relevant Degree with professional qualification (CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment
  • Experience dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of relevant finance tools and systems, such as SAP
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in analysis & planning and execution, performance metrics, project evaluation and commercial acumen,
  • Ability to simplify complex situations and synthesize, communicate and present complex information
  • Insightful, comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, pro-active, collaborative and consultative
  • Able to demonstrate a strong commercial approach, requiring constant questioning and challenging of conventional practices
  • Pro-active, persuasive and creative, will be introducing new rules and changing standards of practice
  • Project management skills

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