Biocair Vacancies 2022 – Apply For Costing Assistant Jobs In Kempton Park, Gauteng

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Biocair is an expert in temperature-controlled life sciences logistics, having been providing pharmaceutical professionals, researchers and scientists with industry-leading cold chain solutions for over 35 years. We move time and temperature sensitive shipments which really make a difference to people’s lives be that through vaccines or our growing Cell & Gene Therapy business and with approximately 550 employees we operate globally across more than 160 countries, via multiple locations and are scaling to 15 legal entities this year. The company has grown significantly in the last 5 years and there has never been a better time to join us and help Move Science Forward!

This is a great opportunity for a commercially minded individual with excellent numerical skills and a flair for customer service. You will have a pro-active, can-do attitude which you’ll combine with a keen eye for detail and great people skills. You will report into the Financial Manager and support the Operations, Finance and Business Development teams in the SA as well as our Global office network. Costing Assistant gather and analyze data to estimate the amount of money, time, materials, and labor required to complete a Job, provide a service. Their job is to provide realistic estimates to ensure a Job is completed on time and within budget.


  • To maximize the profitability of jobs through thorough review of the estimated costs and by accurately pricing Customer jobs
  • To scrutinize supplier invoice discrepancies, identify the root causes, take corrective actions to resolve matters, and report the findings to the business
  • To raise Customer invoices in a timely manner.
  • Collaborating with operations and sales teams.
  • Consulting with industry experts to discuss cost estimates
  • Identifying and quantifying all cost factors involved.
  • Using computer software to calculate cost estimates.
  • Preparing and presenting cost reports for clients.
  • Reviewing expenditure statements during all phases of the project.
  • Obtain material pricing and organize all the information necessary to create and submit proposals to clients
  • Use detailed spreadsheets and company-approved formulas to calculate the projected costs of proposed projects
  • Review the estimated costs on jobs to ensure that they are complete and accurate, using Supplier tariffs where required
  • Ensure all jobs are accurately priced, according to the relevant tariffs, in a timely manner
  • Review the Gross Margin of individual jobs and consider the possible actions for any that are low margin to maximize profitability
  • Bring any low margin jobs, that cannot be resolved by sales price, to the attention of the Financial Manager.
  • Assist with quotations and completing the quote sheets for month end reporting
  • Sorting query discrepancies with Operations and follow-up to for completeness
  • Assisting in the Vaccine costing and uploading all PODs when required.

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Matric or equivalent
  • Proven experience of working within a pharmaceutical Logistics environment
  • Excellent customer service ethic and experience of building positive working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Demonstrated experience of multi-tasking and managing competing business demands
  • Numerical proficiency and strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate level in Microsoft Excel and Word – able to use standard formulas and analyses and present data using pivot tables, graphs and interested in developing these skills further
  • An ability to interpret and apply financial data (Supplier tariffs)
  • Strong commercial awareness and able to identify trends and cost saving opportunities


  • Logistics, courier or freight forwarding experience
  • Finance Qualification

Key Competencies

  • Effective communicator who can build strong working relationships
  • Tenacious and pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills and able to manage own time
  • Excellent attention to detail, can maintain quality of work when working under pressure
  • Able to consistently deliver against tight deadlines

Additional Information: You will need own transport

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: R221,999.00 – R222,000.00 per year

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