Commercial Finance Manager

Recruiter
Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1234763647
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
+ To provide business analysis and financial decision support to the Birds Eye Finance and Category teams + Supporting the cross functional category team to deliver stretching financial targets through robust financial analysis and decision support + Delivering monthly financial analysis and explanation of business performance. + Develop an in depth understanding of the business results and being able to articulate the key business drivers of performance. Raise any emerging issues or trends and make recommendations on corrective action + Monthly financial analysis of the forward forecast and take an active role in addressing gaps to target. Preparation of the Annual Plan and Quarterly Forecast to ensure that plan growth drivers and risks are understood. Preparation of the financial rates used in the forecast and driving improvements in forecast accuracy. + Ensure full financial decision support for all innovation projects and go to market activities (launches, promotions, range monitoring, pricing) within the category, including adherence to promotional guidelines + Price Authorisations for new products and evaluation/authorisation of margin investment opportunities with customers within the key categories + Highlighting major cost movements and supporting the business to develop cost recovery strategies + Challenge and understand volume assumptions in the demand planning process to ensure all financial exposures are highlighted and minimised + Close liaison with Nomad factories and procurement to understand input price variances and risk to the plan, leading the development of cost recovery strategies for the business + Agree and manage priorities with the team to ensure they are focused on the key activities and deliverables + Ensure system COGs for products are up to date, with new/updated costs loaded into Sales planner and reconciled with SAP entries + Working closely with Marketing and Category teams to manage the Birdseye A&P Budget. Ensure teams are recording spend in a timely manner and reflecting the most accurate forward forecast Essential: + A Part or Full Accounting qualification (CIMA / ACCA) would be a strong advantage. + Able to work under time-pressure when necessary, with good attention to detail + Able to work with a variety of people, including from outside finance + Highly computer literate: intermediate Excel skills are a must + Analytical, ability to understand key drivers of performance and identify trends in the data + Accuracy and attention to detail + Pro-active and self-starter + Able to work under time pressure and prioritise + Works independently using own initiative Desirable: + SAP and BI would be useful + Strong presentation and communication skills + Happy to challenge the status quo and accepts change readily ID: 2019-2168 Address Line 1: Birdseye & Nomad Foods Post End Date: 29/09/2019

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