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Business Analyst - SAP FICO

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Business Analyst - SAP FICO. Circa £50K - £55k + 25% Bonus + Benefits Package. Hounslow, Middlesex. T6/MN/17671.

Large global leader within their sector is seeking to secure an experienced IT Business Analyst - this is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing global organisation.

Our client is seeking to secure a Business Analyst with experience of SAP FICO - Finance modules.

The role is focused on supporting SAP FICO - dealing with change requests and raised support issues and liaising with a 3rd party system integrator to resolve change requests and support issues. The Business Analyst will closely manage and work with the 3rd party system integrator.

The role has a Pan-European focus and the Business Analyst - SAP FICO will work in a small team and work closely with a global 3rd party system integrator. The role will involve limited travel to Europe 1 to 3 trips per quarter.

Technical Skills and Experience Required:

- Business analysis & strong analytical experience
- SAP FICO support and project implementation - at least 3 years’ plus experience
- Knowledge and experience of support, design and configuration of SAP finance modules - having delivered on at least one full project life cycle
- End user experience - having gained financial systems and processes experience within an end user environment
- Stakeholder Engagement - facing off to the business - liaising with stakeholders from C-Level, to Senior Management to End-Users
- Creating functional specifications - that are passed over to 3rd party development teams
- 3rd party supplier liaison - ideally have experience of working closely with 3rd party Applications Development & Support providers - able to challenge and quality check the work being delivered
- Investigating business system issues - feeding back to development teams to highlight problem areas
- Simplifying and standardising business systems - identify areas for improvement
- Change management - enable change, be a catalyst and advocate for change - get key stakeholders ‘on side’
- Confidence to constructively challenge - confidence to be a disruptor if it will further improve the IT systems and benefit the organisation
- Have a ‘Make IT Happen’ approach
- Collaborative approach to team work
- Cultural awareness - desire to work in a pan-European environment
- Highly developed interpersonal skills

SOX Controls

The role will involve 1-3 European overnight stays per quarter.

Keywords: Business Analyst, SAP FICO, SAP ECC6, SAP, SAP, ERP, IT Business Analyst, Business Analyst - IT/ SAP/ ERP / Finance. Middlesex. T6/MN/17671.


Production Planning Manager

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The Organisation

Our client is a multi-national FMCG business seeking to appoint a Production Planning Manager to join their existing Supply Chain and Logistics team.

The Role

Reporting to the head of supply chain and logistics the Production Planning Manager will be responsible for the leadership, coaching and mentoring of the production and materials team alongside the delivery of a robust planning service to the wider site. 

Key responsibilities:

- Manage, coach and mentor a team of Production and Materials planning professionals
- Oversee the creation of production plans and material schedules for the site and optimise planning process
- Ensure inventory is provided at the most cost effective manner
- Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with Operational, Supply Chain and Logistics teams
- Support process mapping and optimisation of S&OP function

The Candidate

- Significant production/materials planning experience in an FMCG environment
- Proven planning experience in a production/manufacturing site is a must
- Proven hands-on experience in material planning, production scheduling and inventory
- Track record of delivering improvements, efficiencies and cost savings
- Proven experience managing planning teams, including coaching, developing and mentoring to drive a high performance culture
- Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems and Excel

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Buyer Seafood

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Seafood Buyer:

This is an exciting role for a Seafood buyer to join the EU head office of a market leading food manufacturer. 

COMPANY PROFILE – Seafood Buyer:

Our client launched over 100 years ago from their base in Europe and they were formed on the basis of strong customer service, innovative design and professional project management. 

DUTIES – Seafood Buyer:

• Managing a Budget on Seafood 
• Working with Internal Stakeholders
• Working closely with NPD Teams and product renovation teams
• Work closely with the Marketing and sourcing units for excellent customer service
• Setting and achieving cost reduction targets
• Sourcing specialist Seafood (fish & shell-fish)
• Working closely with external processing teams
• Price any variations and manage sub-contractor and client relationships


• Strong experience in global procurement of Seafood 
• Professional experience of purchasing contracts 
• Understanding of sustainability, seasonality and variance 
• Ability to build trust, relationships and manage expectations
• Commercially aware
• Professional in manner and able to be an ambassador of the business
• Able to conduct internal and external presentations
• Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas
• Ability to own and deliver own work against tight deadlines

PACKAGE – Seafood Buyer:
Salary: £45,000 – £55,000
Bonus and Company Benefits 
Please contact us immediately for more information on this role as a Seafood Buyer 


Commercial and Marketing

We understand the commercial and marketing agenda in FMCG businesses better than anyone else.

Supply Chain and Operations

We pride ourselves on our technical understanding of the industry and our ability to immerse ourselves in your organisation.


We understand technology, and our expertise has supported Global & Regional IT Transformation, Digital and Enterprise Scale programmes.

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