Kerry Group

Commercial Finance Manager - Proteins

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland and Charleville, Cork, Ireland
Not disclosed
24 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
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Full time
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About Kerry

Kerry employees are problem solvers. We seek innovative ideas to drive business growth and create new opportunities to nourish the planet's growing population through responsible, sustainable, and ethical practices.

Our expertise and offerings now include the customisation and production of ingredients, flavours and technologies across the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industry.

All day, every day, we draw on our values of commitment, teamwork, excellence, entrepreneurship, and value creation as we partner with other industry leaders to bring better food, beverage, and pharma products to consumers around the world.

Key responsibilities

  • Support executive leaderships teams in preparation for exec & board meetings preparing supporting commentary & insights
  • Analysis and review of commercial sales reports for key stakeholders in the business to facilitate decision-making ensuring accuracy and integrity of data
  • Understand & explain business performance vs budget, LYR & strategic plans for Region analysing key customers, end use markets, channels, destination, trends etc
  • Challenge information and supporting commentary provided by the business ensuring that it is accurate and insightful
  • Support strategic planning initiatives including review of performance vs plan challenging the delivery on our priorities for growth and coordinating updates/refreshes to plan as required
  • Perform scenario analysis / financial modelling to support exec team in making decisions re long term strategies
  • Lead and own budgeting / forecasting process globally
  • Review monthly packs for Exec Business Performance Reviews in advance of monthly meetings ensuring that all content is accurate and providing supporting commentary and detail as needed
  • Support other executive leadership meeting agendas (e.g. Board presentations) including presentation material, analyses and support
  • Key focus on risk management i.e. dairy and vegetable protein commodities while also managing FX exposures
  • Challenge performance of key KPIs benchmarking both internally & externally (e.g. vs other regions, businesses etc.)
Qualifications and skills
  • Qualified ACA /ACCA/ CIMA / CPA with a 5+ years post-qualification experience, ideally in industry
  • Business Analysis experience including reporting on key variances and highlighting issues and trends
  • FMCG experience preferential but not essential
  • Advanced Excel skills essential

Personal Competencies

  • Highly commercial with strong analytical skills
  • Analytical and numerate with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills, business partnering skills and commercial acumen
  • Results driven – is focused and driven to deliver agreed deadlines
  • Is proactive in nature and strives for constant improvement
  • Relationship builder with excellent communications skills – with relevant stakeholders (working in a matrix environment)
  • Highly ambitious, energetic and career focussed
  • Strong record of achievement in career to date
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