Kerry Group

Commercial Finance Manager

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland,
Not disclosed
28 Feb 2024
08 Mar 2024
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Commercial Finance Manager

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

We are recruiting for a Commercial Finance Manager to come and join the ProActive health team in Naas, Ireland.

You will be the key link between Commercial Finance and the Pricing team, whilst being a key resource for our 3 product lines at our sites in Spain.

This a cross functional role where you will gain exposure to key stakeholders within the business and work collaboratively with teams across the region.

What will I be doing?

  • Co-ordinating key reporting processes in ProActive Health, working on standardising and streamlining monthly reporting across all areas of the business
  • Support executive leaderships teams in preparation for exec & board meetings preparing any required financial slides & supporting commentary & insights as required
  • 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, relevant, meaningful and articulate
  • Liaise with financial reporting and central commercial finance teams to ensure that consolidated management accounts, supporting commentary and other information are delivered in a timely manner
  • 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 co-ordination of budgeting and forecasting processes Globally, working to support continuous improvement in these processes with the global PM&A team
  • 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 and leadership meeting agendas (e.g. Board presentations) including presentation material, analyses and support
  • Support regular measurement and review of KPIs/MIPs to maintain relevance of KPI targets
  • Challenge performance of key KPIs benchmarking both internally & externally (e.g. vs other regions, businesses etc.)
  • Support continuous improvement of KPI reporting processes, working on standardising and streamlining reporting across all areas of the business
  • Continuous improvement of the integrity of the data in our reporting systems

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.

What do I need to be successful?

In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in a similar role and environment.

These include:

  • Qualified ACA /ACCA/ CIMA / CPA with post-qualification experience, ideally in industry
  • Experience in management accounts preparation, review and analysis essential
  • Business Analysis experience including reporting on key variances and highlighting issues and trends
  • Advanced Excel skills essential

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.

We look forward to meeting you!

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

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