Kerry Group

Finance Performance Manager - Manitowoc, WI

Kerry Group
Manitowoc, WI
Not disclosed
30 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where You'll Work

Along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, our Manitowoc, WI location is part of our Smoke and Grill Division and creates condensed, natural smoke for our customers and brands. You’ll work in a state-of-the-art facility with a team that’s committed to helping each other succeed in their roles through structured training and a committed, engaged supervisor. Are you looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with? With our engagement program, volunteer days and energetic culture, we might be the team for you.

What You'll Do

The Operations Performance Manager role will partner with end to end supply chain to deliver a deep understanding of operational performance and support the leadership team in developing detailed improvement plans for all 5 manufacturing facilities. Given the significant inter-dependencies across all 5 facilities a single, dedicated and focused operations performance manager will play a key role in delivering performance improvement and driving ownership and accountability. Are you a highly motivated, self-confident, and successful leader? You'll lead a team with a high level of energy and drive that motivates others to persevere through changing priorities. Must be a self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment.

On a high level, you'll:

  • Drive performance management across all aspects of the 5 Smoke manufacturing facilities operational costs in partnership with the end to end supply chain functions and in particular the Director of Operations.
  • Ensure that forecasting (costs, savings, etc.) is accurate and accurately reflects market dynamics. This will incorporate cost and saving forecasting and will span across multiple departments.
  • Provide leadership and collaborates with executive management on Business Technology operational costs finance strategy setting e.g. profit improvement and cost reduction initiatives and risk management & mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct monthly reviews with senior management and operating partners; identify trends, explain variances, track risks and opportunities, highlight issues and address problems to drive proactive financial management within the Business Technology operational costs.
  • Drive a continuous improvement mind-set across all Business Technology operational costs function processes to realize efficiencies.
  • Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • 10+ years of experience as a qualified accountant. Previous experience as a an operations controller is helpful
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing industry is an advantage
  • Intermediate to advance skills in Microsoft Office Suite and SAP (or similar ERP system)
  • Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

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

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