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Supply Chain Finance – Logistics & SC Overheads Controller

Supply Chain Finance – Logistics & SC Overheads Controller

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to Supply Chain Finance Manager East Africa


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

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Your role

As the SC Finance – Logistics & SC Overheads Controller you will be responsible for driving financial performance and ensure there is financial control in the areas of logistics operations, SC Overheads and business waste. You will be an active member of the Go-To-Market (GTM) Supply Chain Leadership team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Logistics Cost performance management
  • Improve the Logistics forecast accuracy through understanding of cost drivers/ flows
  • Driving cost reduction agenda
  • Controlling Business Waste performance delivery and establishi controls for managing business waste
  • Supply Chain Overheads Controlling
  • Managing overheads budget of the East Africa with budgeting, controlling, reporting, preparing variance analysis.
  • Understanding 3rd Party manufacturing contracts and working on cost reduction initiatives together with Supply chain and Procurement teams
  • Providing financial support for East Africa sourcing strategy development
  • Working with Supply Chain teams for Factory and Logistics network optimization projects
  • Working for Supply Chain finance requirements of the New SAP design
  • Integrating East Africa to global SC Finance way of working and supporting SU-MSO-Principle models
  • Ensure that procedures are set up and operating according to group policies (internal control)
  • Work closely with Central SC Finance Team on SU results

 Key Activities

  • Delivery of logistics, SC Overheads and business waste results,
  • Analyze cost variances and propose actions
  • Establish the financial control environment for go-to-market activities
  • Inventory accounting and valuation
  • Accurate and timely reporting of actuals
  • Financial forecasting and annual budget process
  • Cash flow management and reporting
  • Value creation reporting (continuous improvement results)
  • Coordinate internal- and external audit for the GTM activities
  • Contributes Activity Based Costing (ABC) for Transfer Price Calculation


  • Degree in Accounting/ Finance or equivalent;
  • More than 3 years of experience in Financial, Operational and Business-Partnering roles
  • Excellent leadership skills, accountability and responsibility with a Growth-Mindset and bias for action
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond under pressure
  • Experience of working in cross functional teams within a matrix environment desirable
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Analytical, meticulous nature and good attention to detail
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements