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BCS - Senior Sourcing Unit Controller

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We are on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce carbon footprint through the power of plants! If you would like to join us, read on!

Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? We are looking for top talent for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

On Friday 15th December, it was announced that Unilever was to sell the Spreads business to KKR and the transfer of ownership is expected to take place in July 2018. KKR are committed to supporting the business’ growth ambition, whilst continuing to follow Unilever’s responsible sourcing policies, including working towards the goal of sourcing 100 per cent sustainable palm oil by 2019.


  1. Business Partner Kenya Factory teams, re: production direct & indirect costs; WCM; controls. Monitor and Control the factory conversion costs on an on-going basis. 
  2. Control postings in site accounts ensuring validity and classification, plus commentaries. 
  3. Provide variance analysis of actuals versus forecast and PY and deviations are fully understood and recorded. 
  4. To investigate and implement corrective action to ensure that plans and WCM savings are delivered and that processes continually improve.
  5. Provide support to factory teams, regarding cost control, through regular meetings.
  6. Maintain cost center structures within SAP.
  7. Carry out monthly accounts discussions with the Factory managers where variance and Cost of production reports are presented and reviewed.
  8. Business Partner Logistics & Procurement Operations teams, as well as MSO planning.
  9. Monthly tracking and reporting Logistics costs and efficiencies.
  10. Actively manage all risks and opportunities to forecast delivery.
  11. Own material standard price process and communication.
  12. Partner with Category teams to advise on innovation projects, VIP projects and all financial matters related to the production line and local Supply Chain decisions.
  13. Manage all requests for capitalization of finished projects. Finance to lead the process with engineer during quarterly reviews. 
  14. Balance Sheet and P&L integrity (SARBOX control) provide reconciliations and commentary.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Risk management; Budgeting, financial planning; Reporting; Account management; Operative planning; Partnerships; Cost center monitoring
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)