Senior Finance Manager

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: MIDRAND, GT, ZA, 1683

Company: McCormick & Company

Senior Finance Manager

Based: Midrand, SA



Do you want to save the world from boring food? Joins us and we will save you from boring work!

This is a great opportunity to join our team as Senior Finance Manager and "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor".

McCormick & Company is a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry.


This role will be the Finance Business Partner to the South Africa commercial team, providing financial insights to drive improved decision-making and deliver business results through driving growth and profitability. Focus will be both strategic and tactical to achieve targeted near and long-term goals and objectives. 


This role will be responsible for the preparation of and significant analyses on actual results and major financial forecasts, providing periodic reports and special analysis for management. This position helps implement and support the strategic plan for the business unit/region/functional area.



  • Business partner to the Commercial teams, providing insightful analysis to support decision making.
  • Directing and overseeing all pricing procedures, analysis, and development. Assisting in development of pricing strategies that align to business targets. Participation in customer price negotiations.
  • Ensuring adequate controls are in place over the customer contract/deal process and that they are in compliance with SOX and all legal requirements.
  • Provide financial guidance to the commercial team.
  • Support Financial reporting and analysis for all customers.
  • Daily and weekly sales reporting.
  • Support month-end processes, quarterly financial forecast, and budget.
  • Directing the commercial forecast process and providing value-added insights into the operating results of the business. Identifying and support actions in conjunction with business partners to meet financial targets in a flexible and agile manner.
  • Directing the coordination and preparation of the long-term plan and annual budget process for the business. Presenting plans to Management identifying areas of focus and key drivers to ensure profitable growth.
  • Effective cash flow management.
  • Evaluate financial controls and ensure compliance under Sarbanes Oxley. Interact with internal and external auditors as necessary to complete audits.
  • Work to improve core commercial finance processes and reporting.
  • Lead special projects and support finance initiatives with the business functions.
  • Utilizes coaching and facilitation skills to provide cross-functional leadership locally, as well as part of the broader Commercial Finance team.
  • Uses critical thinking to draw upon professional experiences, market and industry knowledge, data, intuition, and then applies in decision making and direction setting.




  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • Relevant finance qualification: ACCA, CIMA etc. would be advantageous.
  • Proven experience of financial analysis and business partnering experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel and basic proficiency of Power Point & Word required.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and organization skills required.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of different financial and analytical techniques and the capability to plan own work and respect deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Higher Level Communication of Complex Information - Good communication and diplomacy skills required in order to exchange complicated or sensitive information or information that is difficult to communicate because of content or intended audience.
  • Operates and communicates effectively across multiple functions up to and including Sr Management may include but not limited to Sales/Marketing/Supply Chain.


McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 10,000 employees around the world and more than $4.3 billion in annual sales in 2015, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.


 We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 26 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 135 markets and territories.

Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers


 With approximately 3,600 employees, the company has operations in 14 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK (customize with local brand). McCormick EMEA Headquarters are located in Haddenham (UK).


Our growth starts with yours. For more than 125 years McCormick has developed a rich legacy based on our belief in the “Power of People”. We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.