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  • Posted on: 12 March, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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    RB is the leading consumer health, hygiene and home company, helping people deal with the ever-more demanding pace of life. And we’re good at it, which is why we’re one of the fastest growing companies in our sector. All our brands are grounded in science, led by consumer need. Our purpose is to innovate continuously and work with like-minded partners to get good ideas into homes all over the world. The results can be seen in brands including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Scholl, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet and Woolite. These trusted, global household names are found in stores in nearly 200 countries across four continents.

    Commercial Controller


    RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.


    The Commercial Controller is the integration point into the sales and commercial organization. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales, Marketing and Finance.


    The position resides within the East Africa finance function and will be responsible for financial planning, commercial KPI monitoring and ensuring budget controls in sales and marketing spend.


    • Responsible for financial planning, monthly results preparation, variance analysis and insightful commentary
    • Sales and Marketing planning and budgeting and control - Trade spend, CFC, Marketing budget.
    • P&L management - Pricing control, Mix monitoring
    • ROI evaluation, Commercial KPI monitoring and reporting like IMS growth, DB stock, trade spend, customer and channel profitability
    • Review of key controls in commercial processes - invoicing, debtor management, claims settlement
    • DB Management, evaluating DB ROI and conducting DB audit


    Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Supply to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for financial forecasting and planning.


    • Qualified Accountant or professional certification in Finance/Accounting
    • 6-8 years of industry experience; Strong analytical skills, Track record of delivery, goal oriented, sets clear priorities and meets deadlines
    • Good planning and organizational ability
    • Ability to work in team and drive team accountability


    • Exceptional ability to manage workload and identify priority tasks to meet tight deadlines
    • Strong influencing / communication expertise
    • Ability to build good relationships and challenge constructively and confidently
    • Competent with PC tools and information systems with advanced knowledge of Excel
    • Advanced Excel skills to analyze data, make summaries and presentations is required. VSB, SQL


    • Strategic thinker
    • Results oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivating
    • Tenacious and resilient, driven to achieve even when faced with obstacles
    • Strong sense of urgency and achievement
    • Financial knowledge and P&L understanding
    • Leadership and interpersonal skills capable of building strong working relationships and influence
    • Strong commercial awareness understanding of business issues/opportunities
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to develop strategies, tactics and measurable implementation
    • Comfortable to lead change/challenge status quo and introduces his/her ideas with passion
    • Willing to relocate internationally to pursue future career opportunities

    In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truely Global organisation.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Reckitt Benckiser career website on rbsocial.referrals.selectminds.com to apply

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