Category Finance Manager

Hemel Hempstead, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Finance Manager

Hemel Hempstead

We are looking for a dynamic Category Finance Manager who will be accountable for the financial planning, financial delivery, objective performance insight and governance of their respective category across multiple geographies.

As this is a commercial finance role, we'd expect the successful candidate to have excellent stakeholder management skills, be able to challenge in the right way & provide financial leadership for their category.

Britvic are on a journey to be one of the biggest and best soft drinks businesses in the world and you will take part in ensuring the business cases, product innovations and likely performance all work towards our long-term plan. You will be a trusted advisor to our Marketing and Commercial Operations team, ensuring that we are spending wisely, that our TV campaigns are returning the investment we expect and give ideas on how we can improve. This person will support their category across Great Britain & Ireland and globally.

More about the role:-

The Category Finance Manager will be aligned to a particular Category (group of brands), and is accountable for the financial planning, financial delivery, objective performance insight and governance of their respective category cluster across geographies.

The Category Finance Manager will also be responsible for:
  • Business partnering the relevant Marketing and Commercial Operations Management team
  • Business case analysis for key projects
  • Financial leadership of the A&P line of the P&L
  • Category stratplanning, budgeting, forecasting and insight generation
  • Finance continuous improvements (process and understanding)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:
  • Strong Business Partnering Skills
  • Strength in analytical reasoning and numerical analysis - able to distil complex financial concepts / data to non-finance audience
  • Systems: MS Office, Hyperion, BBW
  • Advanced financial modelling skills (Excel)
  • A relentless drive and leadership impact to get things done.
  • Broad business and commercial awareness with a strategic mind-set
  • Ability to engage and influence across a range of business functions, and at senior levels
  • Ability to take the initiative to deliver business solutions and provide thought leadership

Background in FMCG preferable - retailer or manufacturer

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA preferred but other financial qualifications will also be considered)

If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you. This exciting role could give you the opportunity to play an integral part in the future growth of one of the biggest soft drink suppliers in the UK. Britvic is a very exciting and supportive place to be, has a clear vision for growth, a focus on personal development and an open and honest culture. It is the name behind iconic and market-leading brands such as Robinsons, Pepsi, Fruit Shoot, Tango, Squash'd, J2O, R. Whites, Gatorade, 7UP and Lipton.

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