Lanzerac Estate - Cost Controller

Friday, 23 February, 2024

We are hiring!

Main Purpose of the position:

To ensure efficiency and smooth workflow within the Purchasing Department. Ensure the accurate capturing of data. Placing and receiving of orders   

Working Hours: 9 Hours per day, five days per week (Including Weekends, Public Holidays, Stock takes, last minute changes)                                  

 Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Procure quality products and services while minimizing costs
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Responsible for stock taking of both food & beverage and operational stock
  • Examines all invoices, verifying quantities ordered and received against the order sheets and purchase orders
  • Monitor and manage both Creditor and Stockholding days to minimize costs and maximise use of company’s cash flow.
  • Utilise reporting that incorporates benchmarking, identification and measurement of key performance indicators. Reporting should not only look to historical performance within the hotel, but also outwards and forwards.
  • Compares quoted prices to invoice prices
  • Ensures that all items requisitioned are properly accounted for by observing the requisitioning process
  • Reconciles all stock items deviations between requisitioned costs and physical inventory cost on a monthly basis
  • Supervises and assists in taking physical inventories of stock items and complete Trading summary monthly and analyses cost, to ensure that it is in line with the budget to ensure costs percentages are in line
  • Presentation of cost control initiatives to management
  • Perform menu costing and recipe costing when required
  • Protect inventories from waste, spoilage and theft
  • Provide and distribute slow moving items report
  • Stores: Ensuring health and hygiene standards are upheld in store rooms
  • Develop high quality management information and performance measurement that is timely, accurate. Reporting should be thought provoking and action oriented.


  • Matric/NQF level 4 with 2-3 years in a similar position
  • Hotel Experience would be an advantage
  • Be comfortable working with Microsoft Excel with excellent knowledge of Materials Control & Inventory Management Systems
  • Strong communication skills in English (written and oral) and have the ability to negotiate with suppliers
  • Team player with strong individual motivation
  • Must be able to work independently and make own judgment calls
  • Friendly and outgoing personality and able to handle pressure
  • Highest standards of ethical conduct, i.e. honesty, confidentiality, integrity
  • Be flexible and be willing to work overtime if required- will be required to work every alternate Saturdays, Sundays including Public Holidays and do stock takes
  • Must be computer literate with strong communication skills (able to liaise with suppliers)
  • Must have own reliable transport and valid driver’s licence
  • Non – smoker
  • Must be available for a interview

Interested parties should forward an application letter and cv to; e mail

Subject line: Cost Controller

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