Commercial Finance Manager, Operations
apetito AG
Wiltshire-TrowbridgeAvon-Portbury, United Kingdom UK
39d ago

Overview

The Commercial Finance Manger is a newly created role to help continue to drive efficiencies in the anufacturing and supply chain facilities and to help ensure the continuous improvement agenda builds on the high performance already being delivered.

The results to date have been driven through delivering gains in labour and yield and embedding process improvements, during a period of growth in terms of volume and complexity.

As a key member of the manufacturing team the successful candidate will have daily interactions with senior management and the opportunity to influence the direction of the operation and drive the profitability on to the next level.

Key to delivering the results will be ensuring the relevance and accuracy of the key metrics already in place and looking to develop and improve where necessary, whilst keeping the focus on longer term trends and taking action as required.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial it is essential to understand the interactions and relationships between different departments and how to work with them to get the best overall outcomes by taking a combined view.

The role requires someone who is able to think no their feet and recognize the need to work on multiple projects at any one time whilst maintaining focus on the common goals of the team and the wider business.

Fundamental to delivering the success is the ability to be able to interpret KPI trends into meaningful information for the manufacturing teams and strike the right balance between challenge, support and leadership, offering real insight into where financial opportunities may exist.

The role requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who thrives by delivering tangible results, both individually, functionally and as part of multiple teams.

Responsibilities

  • Review of key metrics and performance indicators, providing insight on trends that facilitate action and decision making.
  • Developing accurate operational forecasts and coordinating improvement plans that have a positive effect on the results.
  • Tracking projects to make sure they are in line with planned outcomes and advising corrective actions as required.
  • Developing relevant and engaging reporting that is targeted to multiple users requirements
  • Ensuring short term results are consistent with period end reporting
  • Effective management and development of direct reports, making sure there are progression opportunities.
  • Working collaboratively with the wider business to help shape more efficient ways of working
  • Identifying and leading projects as necessary which deliver better profitability.
  • Working to best practice and embedding processes that support these.
  • Essential :

    Qualified accountant, (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) 2+ years of PQE

    Experience of FMCG environment

    Highly numerate

    Working knowledge of SAP or other ERP system

    Competent in the use of Excel

    Experience in forecasting and tracking of projects

    Evidence of leading and developing a team

    Experience of a variety of costing techniques, including standard costing

    Desirable : Degree Educated

    Degree Educated

    Evidence of leading improvement projects

    Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques

    Personal Qualities : Essential :

    Essential :

    Excellent problem solving skills

    Highly analytical and capable of sourcing own data

    Equally comfortable in working strategically or rolling the sleeves up

    Ability to overcome resistance to new ideas

    Ability to identify and implement improvement project

    Tenacity to drive through projects to completion

    Continuous improvement mindset

    Verbally persuasive with gravitas to lead an influence

    Able to work at a number of different organizational levels

    Desirable :

    Experience of bringing cross functional teams together

    Good presentation skills

    Able to manage team from a distance

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