Finance Business Partner

Job Description

As a core part of the finance team in this fast-paced FMCG environment you will support operational and commercial business partners by developing solid costing processes, controls and reporting. Utilising newly implemented ERP and BI tools to evolve management information and support and drive change to help increase competitiveness and value throughout the business.

Main Duties

  • Working with key stakeholders, evolve management reporting utilising newly implemented ERP and BI reporting tools.
  •  Analyse financial and business data to assess and challenge performance, and to assist management decision making.
  • Evolve and embed recently implemented standard costing methodology throughout the organisation.
  • As a business partner to the sales and operations team, take a hands-on approach to assist and guide activities ranging from new business development and commercial pricing, planning and forecasting through to factory performance measurement and improvement.
  • Lead in process development and working with management to drive meaningful insights and control to support and influence business performance.
  • Play a key role in supporting the businesses improvement goals, with an opportunity to be involved in a range of development projects:
    • Support optimisation of the newly implemented ERP and BI systems, taking a lead role in creating insightful information and change management to improve business performance.
    • Support, drive and lead projects as required to deliver business improvement including finance led initiatives and providing finance support to operational or customer facing projects.
  • As a part of a small focussed team, assist the wider finance team members with ad hoc duties as required and be happy to act as cover and support to broader finance activities.  

About you

This is a superb opportunity for any individual wishing to develop themselves and their career. Working in a fast-paced, dynamic, success driven organisation. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good knowledge and experience of ERP & reporting systems, ideally proficient with MS Dynamics and Power BI.
  • Have experience and understanding of process manufacturing and standard costing methodology.
  • Be naturally inquisitive with a mind set to ask why, and a desire to get involved and make things happen – able to use strong analytical capabilities (as a given) to bring meaningful insights and make a real difference.
  • Getting to know the business, our people and stakeholders is central to success. Confident written and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Culturally bring a sense of humour and desire to enjoy their time at work.

Desirable skills and knowledge

  • Graduate calibre (not necessarily a graduate) with experience of working alongside management in a manufacturing / FMCG environment preferred.
  • Process and systems orientated (MS, ERP Power BI, Advanced Excel and other systems expertise highly desirable).
  • Professional qualification will be advantageous, as will strong experience and a desire to support and drive change.

Salary and benefits of working at L&Y

  • Competitive salary.
  • 30 days holiday plus 3 days bank holidays during the festive period.
  • Employee benefits scheme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Great place to work, we embrace being different and FUN is one of our core values.
  • Unlimited tea and coffee (obviously), plus cake, biscuits & fruit.
  • Free coffee to take home whenever you want.
  • Christmas Saver Scheme.
  • Events including fully funded Christmas party, pizza days to celebrate business performance, ice cream van through the summer months and other social activities.

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