Role: Plant Controller

Industry: FMCG

Location: Lagos

The Plant Controller will oversee cost management for the entire company. In this role, the plant Controller will work collaboratively with various departmental managers to analyze costs, assess vendor relationships, and maximize profitability. To succeed in this position, the Plant Controller will have to demonstrate an aptitude for efficiency, problem solving, and resourcefulness, with a deep commitment to the bottom line without compromising quality.


• Maintain up to date standard costs in the system
• Prepare the financial forecasts (P&L, inventories and Capital Expenditures – 4 times a year)
• Manage monthly closings for manufacturing P&L according to Group Standard: variances analysis (Materials, Labor, Overheads, PPV, FX), commentaries, corrective actions follow up
• Responsible for all financial procedures & processes connected with Manufacturing including the preparation of cost, as well as their application by all departments
• Analyze the existing information flows for monthly closings, budget and forecasts and implement improvements allowing reducing the time necessary to collect the data thus allowing additional time for information analysis and review with operational teams
• Analyze production & over/under absorption, conduct costs audits. Conduct cost exercises to determine price accuracy of Suppliers
• Compile & maintain the Bill of Materials in JDE for all activities in East Africa Manufacturing plant particularly for new products
• Manage the Inventory in the Manufacturing plant, reporting and analyzing all variances. This includes preparation of the stock take procedures and variances within all departments.


• Standard costing set up, controlling and maintenance
• Various Quarterly Budget preparation and reporting
• Timely and accurate reporting:
 Monthly KPI performance reports
 Manufacturing Accounts
 Other relevant reports as required
• Monitor and co-ordinate the cost saving initiatives
• Variance reports and recommendations to manage for processes improvement
• Inventory monitoring and stocks management


Job Specifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Business or any other related field
• A Certified Professional Accountant, CPA (K) or ACCA Accredited
• A Chartered Institute of Management accounts qualification (CIMA) or studying towards
• Demonstrable understanding of Standard Costing, Business Processes and Principles
• Advanced Computer Literacy- MS Office tools
• Strong Presentation and Communication Skills
• Must have 4- 7years’ experience in a Management level role as a Plant Controller
• 5 years’ experience in a FMCG manufacturing
• Experience in working for a multinational company advantageous


Only qualified professionals are to send cvs to “Plant Controller” as the subject of your mail.

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