Job Description

Commercial Analyst - Finance
Job ID #: 9037 Location: ZA_KwaZulu-Natal_Durban
Position Type: Regular Full-Time Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Not Indicated Relocation Provided: No Relocation Offered
Job Category: Finance Brand: CHEP

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit For information on the Brambles Group, visit

As one of four Brambles growth companies, CHEP and Brambles provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You’ll be joining an international growth organisation with a pioneering, circular business model. You’ll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You’ll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. For more on how Brambles growth companies can accelerate your career, visit

Position Description

Function & Sub Function : Finance, Commercial & Supply Chain (C&SC)

Position Title & Location : Analyst, Finance, C&SC - Commercial, Sub-Saharien Africa, Durban

Position Purpose : This role is responsible for providing the Business Partner and wider Business with detailed Commercial & Supply Chain finance activities by providing analysis and insight on key initiatives to drive growth, increase profitability, reduce cost to serve, as well as broader financial support.

Major/Key Accountabilities :

  • Provides business with analytics and insights to support strategic and operational decision making, and in doing so, influences improved business performance and capital allocation decisions.

  • Provides support on new deal and renewal renegotiation and contract management - Perform Commercial evaluations for new products and services as well as new and existing customers through the provision of sound financial information and support to the business, making recommendations based on judgment and understanding of the implications to the business including identifying and assessing potential risks in business cases and recommending actions to manage/mitigate these risks.

  • Supports the Finance BP and SALES with in-depth analytical insight through modelling detailed inputs on budgets and forecasts, and actively collaborating with key stakeholders to create forecasts and targets.

  • Supports the Finance BP and SALES by providing function specific business insights and commentary on the actual financial results and performance. This includes interpreting, explaining Sales analysis; at an Industry and Product Group Level

  • Drive continuous process improvements in reporting, forecasting, and budgeting activities through automation, system enhancements, data quality, consolidation, and quality improvement to enable SALES to track/review relevant KPI’s

  • Prepares the analytics to support a robust competitive assessment and product lifestyle reviews across the regions to monitor on-going competitiveness and asset utilization

  • Performs customer profitability analysis and pricing calculations for Sales team

  • Performs the analytics on post investment reviews and monitoring investments

  • Provides support for BP’s and the wider business for future looking ad-hoc analysis

Challenges :

  • Ability to work

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