Commercial Finance Analyst

Spinney Hill, UK
Competitive salary
25 Feb 2021
28 Feb 2021
Experience level
Part qualified
Job Description

You may not have heard of us, but we're sure you've tried our products. We're a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK's food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Northampton, we have a team of around 2,700 colleagues. We are the sole supplier of sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, rolls, sushi and the new range of salads for Marks & Spencer.

Our Northampton site has two restaurants with hot food available to all our colleagues.

What you'll be doing

  • Generating weekly and monthly reporting down to contribution level
  • Generating weekly and monthly site PV reports for weekly P&L
  • Maintaining Qlik view to ensure accuracy to drive commercial margin & PPV reporting
  • Resolution of pricing issues with central purchasing, site purchasing and master data teams
  • Produce weekly and monthly bridges to budget/forecast/prior year
  • Produce latest outlook, budget and forecast commercial margin outputs and PPV forecasts at SKU and BOM level in an accurate and timely manner
  • Own and drive a strong control environment particularly balance sheet & revenue
  • Drive continuous improvement of reporting
  • Mobile stores P&L full end to end ownership

Commercial support
  • Partner with Commercial Account Controllers and Account Managers
  • Work to continually improve reporting to increase understanding and improve insight
  • Attend customer period reviews providing challenge and support. Ensure meetings are action orientated
  • Maximise customer margins through the provision of insight, analysis and support
  • Best use our current reporting systems to provide insight to Commercial
  • Assist with open book models to ensure accuracy

Purchasing support
  • Partner with Purchasing Director/Buyers
  • Owner of weekly PV reporting at site level linking into central purchasing team.
  • Work to continually improve reporting to with a best practice approach, increase understanding and improve insight
  • Support Purchasing Director in co-ordination on GPE activities
  • Prepare budget and quarterly PV GPE reforecasts and support the commercial finance team in generating insightful analysis on movements and trends

Other Responsibilities
  • Provide ad hoc analysis to support the Purchasing and Commercial teams
  • Input into the integrated business planning process as and when required
  • Provide cover for other parts of the team
  • Ad hoc project work

What we're looking for

Formal Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge
  • Part qualified/qualified finance professional preferably in a FMCG/manufacturing/commercial finance environment
  • Willingness to learn and drive best practice within the commercial finance team
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes/margin management
  • A methodical and logical approach to data management and communication
  • A 'can do' attitude demonstrated in a challenging environment.
  • A supportive yet challenging demeanour to ensure insight and margin driving
  • Strong system skills, ideally BI systems and advanced/strong excel skills

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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