Role details

Finance Business Partner

Chesterfield   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Finance Business Partner opportunity within a leading FMCG business
  • Opportunity for a fully qualified accountant with strong commercial experience

About Our Client

Leading Global FMCG business with a South Sheffield presence

Job Description

As Finance Business Partner for this leading FMCG business in South Sheffield you will be responsible for;

  • Prepare volume, sales and contribution budgets and forecasts for customers including insightful analysis as to movements and keys risks and opportunities
  • With procurement prepare information for budgets and forecasts
  • Partner with Commercial Account Controllers and Account Managers
  • Work to continually improve reporting to increase understanding and improve insight
  • Attend customer period reviews providing challenge and support. Ensure meetings are action orientated
  • Provide overhead business partnering support and challenge in respect of Commercial, NPD and marketing cost centres
  • Refresh Post Launch Review meeting process to ensure that learnings are captured and are converted into 'do differently' with meetings truly adding value to the business
  • Ensure there is a clear and communicated process for product costing sign off with Commercial
  • Maximise customer margins through the provision of insight, analysis and support
  • Best use our current reporting tools to provide insight to Commercial
  • Engage and support the current IT enhancement programme ensuring that the solution is the best it can be
  • Improve contribution reporting and bridges so that variances to budget/forecast and prior year are understood
  • Provide appropriate levels of commentary and insight to improve understanding and decision making both on a routine and ad hoc basis
  • Provide price recovery support to enable price recovery to be achieved and price reductions to be defended
  • Supporting and challenging the commercial team when constructing proposals re contract renewals and tenders and new product costings
  • Ensure reporting of PPV is in place with past and future forecasted variances understood and effectively communicated into Commercial
  • Support the procurement link into commercial by converting commodity pricing movements into the impact to a customer
  • Work on specific projects (e.g network capacity maximisation, new site investment decisions & other key business unit strategic initiatives)
  • Ad hoc duties as required

The Successful Applicant

As Finance Business Partner for this leading FMCG brand you will be;

  • Fully qualified (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • A proactive self starter with a customer focussed approach
  • Strong Business acumen with logical & analytical approach to problem solving
  • Diligent, hardworking, reliable
  • Strong organisation skills to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines with desire to 'go the extra mile' when required
  • Flexibility to adapt to constantly changing environment
  • Significant previous commercial finance experience
  • Outstanding data manipulation skills using MS excel
  • Experience of Cognos would be preferable
  • Dealing, communicating and influencing at all levels within an organisation

What's on Offer

Salary up to £55,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

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