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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2020
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    Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while ad...
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    Regional Financial Manager (West Africa)

    Manage the accounting and financial management processes including Business Control complianc within West Africa structure in order to provide management with accurate and useful information for decision making. 



    • Overall management of the management/accounting/ business controlling department for Wes Africa finance functions.
    • Ensure compliance within Saint Gobain’s financial procedures (Group Doctrine)
    • Lead analysis of monthly costs to ensure alignment with Budget or RF.
    • Create, coordinate and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the entity to include budgeting, quarterly (Rolling Forecasting) and LRP
    • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the entity
    • Ensure compliance with local and statutory budgetary reporting requirements
    • Overall responsibility for the integrity of the West African entities,  trial balances, including review and authorisation of general ledger reconciliations
    • Develop and implement finance, accounting billing and auditing procedures
    • Establish and maintain appropriate internal/business control environment
    • Interact with BU Head to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports and recommendations
    • Analyse financial statements to identify potential opportunities and issues
    • Monthly Reporting
    • Challenge and understanding BU results,
    • Coaching and supporting team in reporting and analysis, synthesis of results
    • All such duties and/or activities assigned by management/board as and when required.

    Regional Role:

    • Result analysis though extraction tool, then monthly review and elaborate 10 lines comments per businesses as well as the monthly CFO comments for Group.
    • Communication of the monthly flash result to CFO
    • Preparation of the monthly result presentation for the CFO about regional performance
    • Annual business review and B&S Review per businesses.
    • Guide, training and support on new acquisition on Group Reporting and tools.
    • Interface with Headoffice GIM regional financial controller.
    • Coordination of Budget and LRP with GIM businesses.

    Business Control Compliance

    • Manage Compliance
    • Produce and implement policies
    • Provide training where necessary
    • Mitigate compliance risks
    • Provide legal and compliance risk management
    • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
    • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
    • Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure that where legal and compliance risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
    • Provide assistance to business in managing reputational risk in relation to legal and compliance affairs


    • Qualified CA/ CIMA or Honours Degree (preferably B.Com Accounting)
    • MBA (added advantage)

    Required skills

    • 10 Years experience in a manufacturing business would be a distinct advantage
    • Experience in an ERP system environment, preferably SAP-B1
    • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including IFRS
    • Knowledge of automated financial and reporting systems
    • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
    • Computer Literacy (MS Office and SAP-B1)
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills;
    • Structural planning skills
    • Resilience and stress management
    • Excellence / Quality Orientation
    • Drive and results oriented
    • Building strategic relationships / Networking
    • Business insight and Risk Awareness
    • Anticipating and managing Change
    • Problem Solving
    • Judgement and decision-making
    • Conceptual / big picture thinking
    • Teamwork

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    Warehouse Supervisor

    • Receive all incoming raw materials in the warehouse in accordance the Authorized Inventory Procedures.
    • Keep and record day to day inventory of all products and useable stores (admixtures, mortar products, IBC tanks, jerry cans, paper bags, pallets and personal protective equipment) using MS Excel
    • Take and record stock on all products and useable stores (admixtures, mortar products, IBC tanks, jerry cans, paper bags, pallets and personal protective equipment) at the end of every month together with the business controller and plant/production supervisor after which figures are send to the Accounts Department for reconciliation.
    • Receive manufactured product from production in to appropriate storage area/warehouse
    • Conduct stock take every morning and send status report to the Operations Manager.
    • Count /measure finished goods and work-in-progress with the Production Supervisor.
    • Reconciling with Daily Production Reports and balancing off figures, if there are any differences investigate and rectify.
    • At day end, conduct a stock take, record and send reports to HODs (Finance, Sales, Production, etc.) and the General Manager.
    • Instruct forklift driver on moving product from production to warehouse, stack securely and issue raw materials to production department using FIFO.
    • Receive and reply all emails on deliveries and inventories
    • Manage and liaise with transporter on all truck issues relating to deliveries
    • Issue out waybills on all outgoing products
    • Issue out purchasing order for walk in customers
    • Receive and sign any other products in the warehouse


    • Dispatch all finished products on trucks and containers.
    • Receive email of quantities and relevant documentation to be loaded from the Sales Executives
    • Load delivery trucks using First in First out method.
    • Instruct forklift driver on what to load.
    • Inspect load for accuracy.


    Inspect vehicles using vehicle checklist before loading and advise the driver to correct errors if any are found, before collection can be processed.

    • Ensure product is secured using tarpaulins.
    • Conduct SHEQ induction for new drivers.
    • Ensuring use of safety harnesses before climbing to high heights.
    • Housekeeping- Ensure the warehouse is clean every morning.
    • Perform a walk about every morning and during the day to check if the product is correctly stacked to avoid accidents
    • Attend Safety pep talks daily.
    • Daily secure the product (lock all doors) together with the security officer.
    • Customer Service
    • Receive and serve all customers being it a walk in client or directed from sales team
    • Assist in resolving customer complaints in line with company policy.               
    • All such duties and/or activities assigned by management/board as and when required.


    • Diploma in Supply Chain (Warehouse Management and/or Logistics)

    Required skills

    • 3 years’ experience as a Warehouse Supervisor in a manufacturing or production environment
    • Must be computer literate
    • Must have valid forklift driver’s license
    • Thorough knowledge of loading practices, stock controlling and warehouse management
    • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety Standards

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