Kerry Group

Operations Finance Manager

Kerry Group
Southhall, London, UK
Not disclosed
13 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021
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Contract type
Full time
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We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About Kerry

There’s no one quite like Kerry Foods. We’ve grown from a small farmers’ collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We’re aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to be a leader within the Noon Finance Team working for the biggest site!

Operations Finance Lead as a Key Member of the Windmill Lane Senior Leadership Team, supporting the delivery of business & finance functional objectives. Leading the business strategy and deployment across one business to drive quality decision making and managing business performance. Embed a culture of continuous improvement and development. To ensure operational performance is maximised bringing brilliant financial insights & analysis to aid financial/business decisions to drive profitability in the short, medium and long term.

Key responsibilities of the role:

Winning Performance:

  • Member of the SLT delivering on strategic, operational, financial support and leadership across the 4 Noon sites through empowering Site Finance Leads/Accountants across Windmill Lane, Spurway, Collett Way and Dean Way to deliver business performance and growth targets.
  • Taking a lead role in target setting and performance management to translate the business priorities into performance goals and growth plans across all Noon sites.
  • Partner with Business Leaders to identify and recommend opportunities to maximize profitability and seek out game changing ideas, inspire bigger picture stretched thinking.
  • Delivery of performance metrics, identifying variances and understanding opportunities and risks. Stay close to performance and follow regularly to track progress.
  • Delivery of Noon Financial targets.
  • Be recognized for bringing insights and ideas that influence and shape the business.
  • Clear and stretching targets for all functions and teams.
  • Track progress.
  • Regular meeting with Stakeholders.
  • Strategy & Deployment:

    Business priorities, Big Bets, Operationally across all 4 Noon Sites

  • Partner with Business Leaders to Identify and recommend future strategy for each site to incorporate cost saving initiatives, maximize operational efficiency, operational footprint and customer configuration.
  • Prioritize, manage, allocate and reallocate resources across key projects and key areas of business priority.
  • Champion change making different decisions for the good of the business, test new and different ways to simplify and improve.
  • Strategy on a page for each site.
  • Project plan for each site.
  • Resources allocated to key strategic drivers.
  • Influence direction of business to maximize profitability.
  • Insight & Analysis:

    Provide financial insight and analysis for the Noon business performance.

  • Develop and embed standard analysis processes across the Noon business.
  • Challenge themselves and others in an informed way to reduce costs and grow margin.
  • Bring clarity and rigor to data, capture and incorporate the best insight to help generate workable solutions.
  • Effective models for evaluation and analysis developed and implemented.
  • Regular meetings with stakeholders.
  • Brilliant financial insight.
  • Maintain relevant business knowledge.
  • Functional Excellence:

    Building Capability, capacity & Culture

  • Lead Noon Finance team with confidence, embrace a change mindset & culture always considering what might be possible.
  • Ability to engage & Influence wider business teams.
  • Drive a culture of curiosity and questioning to drive efficiency & performance
  • Empower others to deliver business performance metrics and growth targets as if it was their own business.
  • Invest time in your own leadership skills development and your wider team.
  • Build and stretch cross functional high performing teams.
  • Champion recognition and celebrate success.
  • Create an environment where giving and receiving feedback is part of our culture, listen to and act on feedback.
  • Support and champion the Finance Vision, People Pillars, talent planning and people development
  • Living the Kerry Values
  • Inspire & Lead strong performing finance function
  • Development plans in place for Team.
  • Set clear direction & goals, coaching team to excel
  • Create a high performing team
  • Finance Vision & People Agenda embedded within the team
  • Living the values
  • Identify talent pipeline.
  • What experience and skills are we looking for?

  • CIMA/ACCA Qualification
  • 3+ Years relevant Business experience
  • Ability to influence and buy in key stakeholders
  • Business knowledge
  • Team Leadership
  • Operational appreciation
  • Ability to provide challenge and critique
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Stakeholder Management
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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