Zero Based Budgeting Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Zambian Breweries Plc

The key purpose for this role is to drive initiatives and projects with different stakeholders to deliver required synergies without compromising the quality of our products, safety of our people, and the perception of our consumers.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for country ZBB management with procurement and leads from the other functions (marketing, sales, supply, people, legal and corporate affairs)
  • Perform overall review of ZBB packages for Zambia at month end to understand variances across packages
  • Deep-dive overruns (if any) to determine if any synergies/budget is at risk
  • Understand reasons for savings
  • Prepare month end ZBB deck for presentation to Zambia FD and country director
  • Perform latest estimate (LE) process on a monthly basis for submission to Zone HQ
  • Collate risks and determine if any savings are bankable
  • Conduct annual ZBB business cycle and develop budget base assumptions
  • Combine recent performance and benchmarks with planned initiatives to build base assumptions
  • Develop and continuously improve model at a comprehensive level of detail
  • Link business KPIs expected evolution to financial targets
  • Drive the execution of ZBB at country level i.e. policy localization and revision, initiatives tracking, tracking monitoring responsibilities, etc.
  • Responsible for the overall delivery of country budget initiatives with FD and package owners
  • Identify and develop best practice in expenses management
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or Economics
  • CA, CIMA or MBA strongly preferred
  • 3 – 4 years experience in business environment and experience managing people
  • Business processes knowledge including strategy and finance strongly preferred
  • Proficient in understanding accounting and financial statements
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Syspro , Cognos Reportnet, SAP and Capital IQ experience a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Capability to constructively interact with and challenge senior colleagues
  • Change management skills to support significant process changes that affect a major portion of the organization
  • Effective communication skills with all levels in the organization (Business Unit and Zone Levels)
Additional Information:

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than 08 June 2022.

Band: VII-A

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