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Senior Finance Analyst

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The Organisation

A leading FMCG manufacturer going through a significant time of growth and investment seeing to recruit a Senior Financial Analyst.

The Role

The Senior Finance Analyst candidate will be responsible for;

- Informing, challenging and supporting the site though financial insight & interpretation of key management information, to ensure the site achieves its purpose and goals.
- Taking full ownership of the site P&L and providing detailed insight into cost of sales & overhead performance of the site. While building highly effective relationships with key stakeholders to allow you to business partner cross functionally within the site. Support and influence the management team to deliver conversion cost improvements.
- Helping to drive and embed a continuous improvement culture across not only finance but the site as a whole. Improving both systems and process.
- Taking a leading role in ensuring finance team development and delivery by setting up, challenging and supporting team initiatives, feedback and learning. Assisting in cover of other team members where necessary.
- Deputising for the Financial Controller when needed, representing both the function and site at both internal & external business forums.

Key Activities

- Report monthly, quarterly and annual results with review & analysis of key trends
- To take ownership of the budgeting and forecasting process for the total site
- To challenge and support the site on all spends within the factory 
- Report business performance to the Site Director & Financial controller on a monthly basis with variances to budget and forecast
- To support the Finance team in producing daily labour and yields variances along with detailed commentary 
- To produce monthly cash flow statements for the site
- Take ownership of month end close procedures (reconciliations, management accounts, balance sheet etc.) as required
- Support the development and continuous improvement of financial planning models
- Assist the financial controller in other ad hoc activities where required.

The Candidate

The successful candidate for the Senior Finance Analyst opportunity will be able to demonstrate;

- Proven ability to drive and/or support process and system improvements
- Be able to challenge senior stakeholders / Budget holders in a collaborative / constructive manner
- Attention to detail and accurate reporting
- Team player with excellent communication skills
- Experience of working within a multi-site FMCG business preferred, but not essential
- Experience of Navision preferred, but not essential
- Fully Qualified Finance professional either (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) with a proven track record.

Order Processing Administrator

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The Organisation

A leading FMCG business seeking to recruit an Order Processing Administrator to join a newly formed supply chain team.

The Role

The Order Processing Administrator will;

- Be the first line of contact on telephone
- Handle order processing
- Liaise with customers, company sales representatives, production and warehouse to ensure delivery deadlines are met
- Ensure all customer enquiries are handled quickly, efficiently and professionally
- Liaise with logistics teams
- Have awareness of departmental budgets constraints and working in a cost-effective manner
- Produce orders statistics and reports when required
- Investigate errors and proactively work to improve our services
- Assist with traceability investigations and events
- Conduct general administrative duties and any other business as deemed appropriate for the level of the role

The Candidate

The successful candidate for the Order Processing Administrator opportunity will have;

- GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent
- Experience of Microsoft Office programmes
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to prioritise work enabling deadlines to be met
- Flexible
- Organised, methodical, attention to detail
- Knowledge of product
- Capable of working on own initiative

Planning Assistant

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The Organisation

A leading FMCG business seeking to recruit a Planning Assistant to join a newly formed supply chain team.

The Role

The Planning Assistant will;

- Manage inventory, reporting and reconciliation activity
- Review and place scheduled orders and track shipments and orders
- Progress chase orders as required
- Administrative, systems and record keeping activities
- Cover for Supply Chain Manager absence
- Undertake any other duties or tasks that may be required by senior management from time to time aiding in the operation of the business

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Planning Assistant opportunity will have;

- Previous experience in a similar role
- Previous experience within the Food or Drink Industry
- Literate and numerate GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language