Kerry Group

Procurement Finance Manager

Kerry Group
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Not disclosed
22 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
About Kerry

More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.

Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.

As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.

Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life puts food, drink and wellbeing front and centre. Food matters. It brings people together; across cultures, countries and generations. Food is heritage, happiness and health. Food is family and friends. Food is life.

About the role

Maternity leave contract

Open on Location

Key responsibilities of the role are:
  • Sign off and management of the month end reporting activities of the procurement finance function for Kerry Foods and Taste & Nutrition.
  • Savings tracking & reporting and ensure alignment of the reported procurement savings figure with the wider business ie operations finance.
  • Management of the raw material forecast and budget and annual pricing process, ensuring alignment with the wider business ie commercial finance. Management of the quarterly inflation/deflation reviews of the Foods private label customer trackers eg Aldi, Morrissons, Asda and Heinz
  • Working capital management & reporting
  • Energy Reporting for Group
  • Management & development of the finance team (3 direct reports)
  • Sharepoint Maintenance
  • Finance representative on OurVoice team
  • Act as a valued Business Partner to the buyers to drive improved performance opportunities in the procurement function ie pips and working capital
  • ICT Functional Excellence – support the successful rollout of the EPM project in Procurement
  • Ad hoc requests eg Brexit tariff analysis, currency analysis
  • Ability to challenge decisions, performance, and expenditure with empirical, fact-based insights to drive improved outcomes and greater efficiency.
  • Experience:

    The successful candidate will operate, largely autonomously, to inform and influence senior stakeholders. They will foster a continuous improvement mindset and culture within the procurement team. This person will need to be a self-starter with a broad business mindset who can work on their own initiative and as part of a team and acts with drive, determination and resilience.

  • Proven track record in managing senior stakeholders
  • Qualified Accountant in CIMA/ACCA/ACA or similar, CIMA preferred.
  • 8 years’+ experience overall, ideally with at least 3 years in a similar role
  • Astute business and commercial acumen with the ability to interpret and interrogate commercial and performance data across the operational environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to get on with people. Positive attitude and capable of remaining positive in a fast paced environment
  • High professional standards, who strives for continuous improvements
  • Knowledge of SAP (ECC & BI), OLAP and an advantage, but not necessary.
  • Improvement and standardization of processes 
  • Excellent analytical and modelling skills
  • Advanced Presentation & Excel Skills including Pivot Tables and excel formulae such as vlookups, index/matching, macros, etc.
  • Skills:
  • Relationship builder (internally and with customers) with excellent communications skills
  • Very comfortable with autonomy and pro-active in approach
  • Results driven
  • Team player and demonstrable leadership capability
  • Decisive (takes tough decisions on priorities)
  • Challenges status quo - drives improvement and standardization of processes
  • Ability to communicate financial information to non-financial managers 
  • Solution orientated management style 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and able to establish trust and credibility.
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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