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Finance Business Partner, Shropshire

| Ref: MP23552

Contract: Permanent

First advertised: Thursday, 28 May, 2020


Mike Prince

Area: Shropshire

Job type: Permanent


Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week

Reference: MP23552

Date added to website: Thursday, 28 May, 2020


Prince Personnel are currently recruiting a Finance Business Partner for a successful manufacturing company based in Market Drayton. Reporting to the Financial Controller you will be responsible for providing decision support and effective Business Partnering of the Operations and Supply Chain functions across three manufacturing plants.  Act as financial lead driving improvements in operational cost and financial controls supporting the Business Unit Directors in delivering business growth.

The Operations and Supply Chain Finance Business Partner is responsible for providing business partner support to the Operations and Supply Chain Directors and the Financial Controller.

Responsibilities include

  • Ownership and accountable for developing key OPS & SC processes and management reporting to include weekly KPI's, month end process and reporting, forecasting, budgeting
  • Controlling lead for the Operations and Supply Chain Business Operational Plan process, responsible for financial evaluation of Ops & SC initiatives to improve cost base and deliver growth
  • As key Business Partner to Ops & SC responsible for engaging and influencing the department to deliver improved cost control and performance, through product portfolio and cost optimisation initiatives
  • Development of management reporting and financial controls that support a Continuous Improvement culture - development of SAP BW financial reporting
  • Support and develop detailed understanding of monthly actual performance including an overhead budget and cost of sales taking ownership to understand key cost drivers and variances
  • In addition the role has end to end responsibility of the Ops & SC Overheads & Materials forecasting and budgeting process, working with other team members challenging the Ops & SC forecasts and offering insights which deliver improved business performance
  • Challenge the Operations & Supply Chain team with achieving their targets and improve decision making through collaboration with these departments
  • Ownership of improved visibility of business cost base and working with the Branded and PL Commercial teams develop timely and accurate product costing updates., offering insight on key cost considerations to support Commercial planning
  • Support Supply Chain Head of Demand and SC management team in delivering improved cost to serve, low code, Customer service, forecast accuracy and 3rd Party Logistics, Co-packing and storage costs

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this excellent opportunity you will be an experienced finance professional, ideally with experience of working within a FMCG environment. You will have previous experience of supporting key financial decisions to senior managers. The successful candidate will be CIMA or ACCA qualified.

The application process:

We will carefully consider your details and advise you if we're able to progress with your application within 72 working hours. If you do not hear from us within this time your details won't be retained. So, if you're not successful on this occasion, do continue to respond to future roles we advertise. In the meantime, all good wishes and continued success with your search for employment.