Kerry Group

Finance Business Partner - Philippines

Recruiter
Kerry Group
Location
Manila, PH
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
17 May 2024
Closes
17 Jun 2024
Ref
51086
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Kerry

Kerry is a growth-led industry leader with Group revenue of over €8bn. We now reach 1.2bn consumers around the world with our positive & balanced nutritional solutions. We’re able to meet the local demands of our 15,000+ customers in their markets where they operate; with our 147 manufacturing facilities - supported by 70+ Technology and innovation centres across 50 countries. This is only possible through the dedication and commitment of our 23,000+ talented people across the globe – who bring local and regional market insights and understanding, leveraging the global scale and scientific expertise of Kerry. Kerry prides itself on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business, striving to enhance leadership positions in our consumer foods business and across global food and ingredients markets.

We are looking for people with ambition, vision and a commitment to excellence in a dynamic business environment to achieve and sustain this growth on a long-term basis. In return we offer stimulating and rewarding careers from employee to management to leadership levels in a global food organisation. Being a truly global company, our employees have opportunities to develop their careers in a global environment, with training, career development and international opportunities across the Kerry world.

About the role

The South-East Asia (SEA) business is a key growth region for our Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region, Philippines is a key market within SEA and is a key enabler for growth. This role will provide an excellent opportunity to engage business and finance leaders right to regional executive leaders and the role will partner closely with the Business Finance Lead for SEA Retail.

The Finance Business Partner is accountable for influencing business decisions aligned to Kerry’s strategy and will support the management of business performance and have a strong understanding of commercial implications of financial decisions in the short, medium and longer term. This role will operate as a key connector across operations, commercial, R&D and finance to ensure end-to-end profitability management through top-line growth, margin management, cost wedge management and strong EBITDA growth in line with APMEA and SEA growth targets. The Finance Business Partner will provide financial insight, challenge & influence to support objectives and goals for the Business to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are achieved to help drive commercial success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Driving accountability with the Philippines Retail Lead, providing insights and transparency on business performance against ambitious growth targets specifically on revenue and margin growth and strong EBITDA growth through cost management.
  • Aligning and embedding Kerry’ global growth strategy into local markets, where relevant, by highlighting performance against leading indicators such as new business growth and customer activity in areas identified as a strategic growth priority.
  • Drive key projects to boost EBITDA profitability across the business through collaboration with various business functions.
  • Responsible for Pricing and Margin Management to assigned business, provide complete oversight with Strategic Pricing Leads over pricing and margin management for the relevant market. Ensuring highest level of profitability with reference to specific technology, commodity movements, raw material coverage, customer segment and competitor set. Key responsibilities include pricing efficiency and accuracy and successful implementation of periodic price increases.
  • Manage senior level relationships across the local & sub-region landscape; mobilize sub-regional / regional support as required to grow and innovate, ensuring that Kerry is positioned as the most valued partner to it’s customers.
  • Partner and support the business in leading progress and performance aligned to strategy. Providing review, challenge, input & insight into performance reports and agreeing actions / changes to the plan.
  • Drive efficiency in working capital which involves inventory management, trade payables, cash collection from our customers by working closely with commercial team as well relevant Global Shared Service (GBS) Teams.
  • Ensure Finance is adhering to compliance, risk & control requirements through accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to identifying talent for pivotal roles from a succession management standpoint to enable continuity.
  • Partner and collaborate closely with the relevant Global and Regional teams to ensure finance best practices are applied across all applicable processes, and identify opportunities for end-to-end process improvement and simplification.
  • Support as required in CAPEX projects linked to the Philippines Retail business in terms of board approval decks, ROI analysis and spend management support.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in, input into, and drive EUM / Sub-Region / Country strategy alignment and prioritisation sessions, partnering with EUM / Sub-regional / Country Leads in delivery of regional strategies linked to our business growth aspirations.
  • Ensure business performance is accurately recorded and reported, working closely and collaborating across Finance Centre’s of Excellences (CoEs) and Integrated Ops to drive sustainable EBITDA growth.
  • Support the interpretation of financial information and insights (forward-looking, strategic, knowledge-based insight across e.g. financial data, financial legislation, financial policies) to support strategic decisions and effectively translate this impact to business leaders for their priority area to deliver growth to Kerry.
  • Drive informed decision making by providing direction and insight on margin, price, cost, working capital management and drive capital investment through EUM and Sub-Region priorities.
  • Drive benefits for the business, while minimizing risk by reviewing investment proposals & business cases, ensuring capex spend is appropriate & will provide commercial value.
  • Support & challenge proposed M&A opportunities aligned with the regional EUM growth strategies working with Regional FD/ CFO / EUM or Sub Regional leads where required to input into key investment decisions.

Role Priorities:

  • Driving business results and growth in line with Kerry’s regional strategic plan and end-use market strategy.
  • Be an advocate of the change and leading from the front to ensure the new ways of working are successful.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of finance business partnering or a role at finance manager level preferably within the FMCG Industry.
  • Communicate effectively in English (oral and written communication).
  • Strong finance background with commercial experience/business acumen.
  • Strong leadership, management, strategic planning and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

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

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