Commercial / Costing Manager - ADA Recruitment & HR Solutions, Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Engineering, Finance
  • Posted by ADA Recruitment & HR Solutions on Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Reference: Ashley Parkins
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 31 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: ADA Recruitment & HR Solutions

Carry out tasks and functions in the warehousing environment that require operations knowledge and expertise. This role entails costings and proposals, tender preparations, commercial aspect management as well as management of staff within this area.

Understand the service requirements of potential and current warehouse and  customers in order to generate suitable quotations and cost adjustments

 Liaise with customers and potential customers where needed

 Accurately cost warehouse and Freightpak solutions based on analysis from provided information

 Advise on service methodologies / solutions based on customer requirements

 Ability to generate rate and revenue projections for the purpose of feasibility as well as rate increases

 Carry out profitability analysis on different operations

 Manage and control tender requests and submissions

 Review costing models to ensure continuous alignment and profitability

 Manage contractual engagements to ensure alignment with solutions put forward and accepted


 Ensure closure of contracts

 Manage contract periods for warehouse clients

 Manage client increase calculations and ensure these are done timeously


 Review tenders in full

 Manage data and submission documentation

 Manage the solution that is put forward

 Ensure submission on time and in full

 Ensure contractual requirements are managed in the process


 Manage the staff within this function

 Ensure succession planning within the area

 Monitor staff performance

 Manage leave, time and attendance of all staff

 Drive skills development of staff through training and other initiatives as regularly as required

 Identify problem areas and initiate IR and HR processes as required

 Ensure that all HR and payroll records are in place and maintained (Job profiles, competencies, appraisals, wages etc)

 Ensure that all staff are well managed, to improve productivity, reduce overtime and ensure that staff are motivated and productive


Candidate Requirements


 Accounting / Charted Accounting Degree

 Commercial background

 Logistics/warehouse/business management diploma/degree beneficial

 5 years of experience in the costing / accounting environment at least 3 of which is in the logistics / warehousing industry

Costings and accounting skills

 Administrative skills

 Computer literacy

 Time management

 Analytical skills

Well presented

 Approachable

 Mature

 Hard working

 Independent

 Organised

 Positive attitude

 Has a sense of urgency

 Reliable

 Detail oriented

Knowledge and understanding of costings, P&Ls and general financial areas

 Knowledge of commercial contracts and how they are negotiated, entered into, closed and maintained

 Have knowledge and understanding of the functioning of operations and systems within warehousing

 Have knowledge and understanding of all relevant Standard Operating Procedures

 Have knowledge and understanding of Value policies

 Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures and policies applicable to own work area

 Knowledge of how to gather business requirements


Apply before Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 31 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About ADA Recruitment & HR Solutions

ADA Recruitment and HR Solutions is a dynamic and innovative recruitment agency that understands candidate’s needs in terms of achieving their career goals and objectives. 

Our professional team consists of dedicated recruitment specialists, with over 30 years combined industry experience.  These highly trained recruitment specialists have developed skills and expertise in the various fields that they specialize in.  Not only are they familiar with market trends and dynamics; they also have a thorough and immediate grasp of the intricacies of your job.  This background knowledge ensures they are able to recognize your strengths and match them with suitable positions with our highly reputable clients.  Our years of working in the recruitment field have helped us develop a wide range of network of key clients, thus allowing us to find prime positions with top employers in the fields of:

Engineering and Manufacturing
Human Resources
Office Support and Administration
Sales and Marketing

ADA prides itself on offering a range of services to their candidates thus removing the anxiety and stress from the job seeking process.  This is done by providing extensive support and guidelines to our candidates, which starts from the first interview with the consultant, understanding our candidates need for a career change, guide them on smart career moves and assist them to prepare them for the ultimate change. Our service to candidates is maintained throughout the recruitment process until our candidate is settled into their new career.