Our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life, and we’ve been doing it a long time - many of our much-
loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century.
We're one of Britain's biggest food companies and you'll find our leading brands in around 94% of British households, as well as across multiple international markets.
We're listed on the UK Stock Exchange, with annual revenues of in excess of £800m and employ around 4,000 colleagues, across 15 locations.
Our UK Business Unit is responsible for developing our portfolio of brands in the following key categories : Flavourings & Seasonings, Cooking Sauces & Accompaniments, Quick Meals & Soups, Ambient Desserts and Sweet Treats.
Our Brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Bachelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride, Paul Hollywood and McDougall’s with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.
Our International Business Unit is focused on developing new markets for our brands around the world, including Australia, USA, Republic of Ireland, Middle East, South Africa and Canada.
To provide high quality financial management information by the use & development of related support systems
To ensure that the site meets its commitments to the business in all aspects of the financial management of the site
To lead the Finance Team in providing accurate & timely data & information to internal & external customers
To take a proactive role in advising & informing the Senior Management Team on all aspects of the financial status of the site
To contribute & add value to the Senior Management Team at a cross-functional level on all issues affecting the site
To be the site champion on eliminating waste, guiding site activity through appropriate analysis, using techniques & through personal involvement
To ensure that all Site overhead budgetary control & reporting is completed & communicated on time & to the correct standard
Preparation of annual budgets & periodic forecasts
Monthly reporting & communication of site performance
To provide strategic focus for the site, identifying losses, cost deployment & focussed improvement activities with particular emphasis on methods to tackle waste
To manage, lead & develop the site finance team.
To manage financial information for supplier claims
To be the point of contact for Lifton Site Finance
To lead & manage the cost deployment & focused improvement activity & associated projects
Ad hoc project work
Overall responsibility for financial matters / queries relating to the Lifton site.
CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably gained in a manufacturing environment
Able to develop & build rapport with team & key internal customers
Customer focused as Finance is a service provider to budget holders
High level of numeracy
Meticulous, high level of attention to detail
Effective communicator at all levels
Project management in a small scale capacity
Strong presentation skills
Able to cope with challenging monthly reporting deadlines
Able to deliver set targets within agreed timescales
Self-motivated & confident
Team player with drive & enthusiasm
Food Manufacturing experience
Experience of a large integrated financial accounting system, such as SAP
Experience of ABC costing & preparation preferable
Understanding of annual standard cost setting requirements e.g. raw materials, labour & overheads standards
Knowledge of production processes