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Finance Manager

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Mount Pleasant
Company:
2 Sisters Food Group

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Finance Manager
Location: Fox’s Biscuits, Batley
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!
A new leadership opportunity is available for a finance management professional with an FMCG background to be based from our Batley site for a Finance Manager.
A genuine opportunity to be part of a team driving change within a growing market exhibiting strong brand performance. The Finance Manager will join our hugely successful Fox’s Biscuits site in Batley, Fox’s Biscuits dates back to 1853 when Michael Spedding produced brandy snaps in a Victorian bake house in Batley. The bakery uses 9,300 tonnes of flour and 6,000 tonnes of chocolate to produce 25,000 tonnes of biscuits every year.
Reporting to the site General Manager and as part of the site management team, the successful candidate will provide an effective business partnering service with specific regards to overall business performance, financial control, governance and insight that drives value. This role is central to decision making on site, managing resources between projects and prioritising at all times. Furthermore the role holder will support and challenge site GM and senior team, based on facts figures and analysis, with objective views on where focus is needed and what actions may need priority.
This is the role which you have been waiting for!
You will be responsible for Fox’s weekly and monthly results, as reported by central team. You will need to understand root cause issues and opportunities, to drive more performance.
As a senior member of the Factory Management Team you will drive accountability on delivery with the General Manager. The critical assessment of performance by line, area and process While proactively seeking solutions and collaborating with central team to ensure key financial reporting is provided in a timely manner. You will also be responsible for tracking of key initiatives locally and across Fox’s e.g. value engineering, major capex, waste/efficiency projects, restructuring plans etc.
As the Finance Manager you will use facts, figures and analysis to identify and prioritise site cost improvement plans, Forward views on all cost areas, including salaries. With the factory GM, you will develop a 1 year and 3 year forward strategy, with action plans and initiatives.
So if your looking for a role which will keep you challenged, enable you to grow and give you the chance to work in a environment envied by our competitors, look no further.
About You:
Key Skills / Experience / Qualifications
Qualified Accountant or similar international qualification.
Similar working experience, In either Food Manufacturing or an FMCG environment
Strong knowledge of financial control including standard costings
Demonstrates ability to see patterns and trends to gather insight from information.
Confident in challenging, conflict management and standing alone on issues.
Strong computer skills and financial systems (SAP, BI, Hyperion etc.)
Works effectively cross functionally and is able to influence and communicate clearly to non-finance teams.
Proactive with an enthusiasm and willingness to challenge.
Experience of system process improvements – able to develop new ways of working to streamline operations and remove non value added activities.
Demonstrates strong analytical skills and is able to balance the need for analysis and rigour with speed of action when solving problems

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