Kerry Group

Commercial Finance Controller

Kerry Group
Not disclosed
02 Jun 2023
05 Jun 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Commercial Finance Controller

About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Dairy business as a Commercial Finance Lead. We are looking for someone to join the team and help us to continue to grow our fantastic business with 50 years of heritage. This role forms part of the GB Leadership team, a team made of up of functional leaders which are responsible for ensuring we deliver top line growth, grow market share and deliver against our profitability targets. The Commercial Finance Leads report to the divisional Finance Director with line management responsibilities.  

The purpose of the role is to ensure the GB business delivers on it’s strategic, commercial and financial objectives by partnering the Commercial Director and other functional leads. You will use your analytical skills and commercial acumen to influence stakeholders in financial and business decision making. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of our business objectives through the provision and interpretation of key commercial management information.

Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods UK head office operates a hybrid working model, the successful candidate would be required to work from our office in Egham on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

What will I be doing?

  • Provide financial leadership within the GB Leadership team, influencing decision making through the interpretation of financial insights and analysis
  • Ownership for weekly and monthly performance management – reviewing performance, setting targets, managing risks and opportunities. Responsibility for the delivery of accurate commercial forecasts.
  • Proactive margin management across both our Branded and Private Label product portfolios, ensuring we have the right product mix, pricing strategies and business model to support growth of our business.
  • Ownership for the financial evaluation of new business opportunities and the development of innovation business cases, providing a view on scale of each opportunity and the associated risks.
  • Play an active role in developing strategies to grow sales volumes and value, improve business profitability and optimise efficiencies across the business.  
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and seek best practice across our processes and ways of working.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and that internal controls are in place and maintained to mitigate business risk 
  • Coach and develop both finance and non-finance individuals to ensure everyone across the commercial team can maximise their potential and perform their roles to the highest standard 
  • Show real passion, energy and excitement for growing our brands, developing our categories and identifying opportunities against new and emerging food trend

What do I need to be successful?


  • Commercial business partnering experience in a similar role is a must.
  • Qualified Accountant with a CIMA or ACCA professional qualification
  • Strong relevant business experience
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to influence and challenge decision making
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferable
  • Experience using Power BI, SAP and Qlik are preferable

What will I get in return?

At Kerry, we believe in giving talented, curious people the opportunity to make a difference.

We work as a team, searching for the best ways to inspire food and nourish life. We are a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges with a fresh approach. We want you to achieve whatever you put your mind to.

We also offer:

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working
  • Health Care Cover
  • Matched pension scheme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers including Tesco, Curry’s, Argos, and many others.

About Kerry

Kerry Group’s UK & Ireland dairy related business includes Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Nutritional Ingredients, Dairy Consumer foods and Agribusiness. With a revenue in excess of €1bn per year, it is one of the world's leading dairy businesses. With our strong dairy heritage and deep-rooted connection to our 3000 milk suppliers, right through to our portfolio of innovative and high-quality brands, the diary business has a unique and compelling proposition for both consumers and our customers.

Our dairy business has a diversified portfolio of dairy, nutritional ingredients and market leading dairy brands and its vertically integrated dairy processing ensures the highest quality, sustainably produced 1.2bn litres of milk for our dairy, nutritional ingredients and consumer foods business- a key consideration among some of our largest customers across the globe.

We have an unrivalled dairy consumers brands portfolio coupled with a track record in innovation underpinned by technology and science. We manufacture and market our own leading butter, dairy and plant spreads brands: Dairygold, Low Low, Pure & Golden Cow. We are the largest supplier of Private Label dairy spreads, supplying all major retailers in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Our cheese brands compete in children's cheese snacks (Attack-a-Snak), natural cheese (block, slices and grated), and in processed cheese segments and our leading cheese brands include Strings & Things, Coleraine and Charleville cheese. Through our multi-geographical presence (UK, Ireland and Western Europe) we have a deep consumer insight which is a key component of the business.

Get in touch today!

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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