Cost Controller – Area at Damco

Organization: Damco East
Africa
Reports to: Chief
Finance Officer – EAF
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Damco East Africa Area
comprises of 140 team members spread across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius
and Madagascar. Damco enjoys a significant presence in this Area with a great
market share. Nairobi, Kenya hosts the Area headquarters.
Job Summary: The Cost
Controller will be responsible for overall Cost Reduction and Maintenance for
EAF Damco entities. You will proactively engage in cross-functional projects
and discussions for cost reduction and optimize the organizational strength.
Moreover, you will act as an active team member and actively promote the
company culture and values. In return, you will gain valuable experience in
long-term strategy planning and execution, change management, negotiation, cost
reduction and management; and play a pivotal role in setting the future
direction of Damco EAR.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identifying
    the scope
  • Responsible
    for the execution and stakeholder management
  • In
    charge of delivery
  • In
    charge of working Capital Management
  • Perform
    any other task as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should have an outgoing and convincing personality, a
    sense of urgency, drive and result orientation.
  • Possess
    the ability to communicate and drive the necessary changes within the
    organisation.
  • An
    inspiring leadership figure, who can engage and motivate people.
  • Prior
    project management experience
  • Working
    Capital Management experience
  • Advanced
    level proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job
    specific software applications including SAP.
  • Proven
    success in matrix organization.
  • Excellent
    planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, organization,
    presentation and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated
    success in problem solving through use of data and information metrics and
    improvement to performance process.
  • Travel
    is required at least 5% of the time in this position within EAF.
  • SAP
    working knowledge
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications to Sandra B. Luzinda on this E-mail to:
sandra.luzinda@damco.com
Deadline: 24th February 2015

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