Cost Controller: Five-Star Hotel (Stellenbosch Region)

Job Category: Cost Controller
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Stellenbosch
Employer Type: Hotels
Salary Type: Monthly
Province: Western Cape


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)                                   

Key Requirements

  • 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 

Key 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.


  • R21 000 Basic (Neg – relating to experience)

Start Date

Priority Position


Candidates, who are already residing in the Western Cape will have preference. We can only consider South African Citizens or applicants who hold a valid South African Permanent Residence! No Work Permit applications will be accepted! Applicants, who live in other provinces of South Africa still need to attend personal interviews and if requested to do any cook-offs, will do so completely at their own expense. We handle high volumes of applications daily and will only be able to reply, via e-mail, to candidates who have met our clients’ requirements.

Due to the high volume of CV’s received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications submitted must contain:

  • Updated CV with contactable references
  • Tertiary Educational documents
  • Written Reference Letters
  • A recent presentable profile photo’s
  • Chefs: 6-8 Food profile photos produced by yourself or in conjunction with the team

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