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Finance Manager

41,820 P.A. ?
Location: West Kensington
Company: Gousto
Hours: Full time
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Here at Gousto, we are on a mission to become the UK's favourite way to eat dinner!

Delicious recipes, precise ingredients & a dollop of adventure, delivered to your door. We have invested into our technology, data capability and our product to ensure the customer is at the heart of what we do. Every aspect of our business is powered by our passion.

Whether it is innovation through our recipe development, building algorithms to optimise our recipe box journey or devising strategies to reduce plastic and food waste. All our teams play a part in our amazing growth in the UK!

Our DREAM? To be the most-loved way to eat dinner, and for every meal to leave the planet better off. Gousto is changing how people shop, cook and eat food at home. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our team!

Factory Finance Manager

We have an exciting opportunity within the team for a new Finance Manager to join our Commercial Finance Business Partnering team, partnering Supply and Operations!

Working within the cross-functional tribe team that we call SUPPLY, the Commercial Finance Business Partnering team works closely with all parts of the business to drive commercial decision-making across the supply and operations space.

As part of the Commercial Finance Business Partnering team, you will report directly into the Head of Finance for Supply & Operations as the Factory Finance Manager for the new site we’re building in Thurrock. You will work closely with the Supply & Operations teams as well as the rest of the Finance and Analytics team.

In the initial period for this role, you will be involved in the key strategic projects that will evolve our single site operation into a multisite operation, focusing on the set-up and launch of our factory based in Thurrock. When the new factory opens in Thurrock in summer 2021, you will be responsible for the financial business partnering for the site’s operation. Your success will be measured by hitting quarterly OKRs, by team engagement (own direct reports and colleagues), and by impact across the wider business.

Your impact will be huge in driving the business forward and we’re excited to see you:

  • Be the business partner for the Thurrock set-up project, supporting the team to set up our new site by Summer 2021
  • Be the finance business partner for key strategic factory CapEx, managing the reporting, insight, and forecasting for these budgets.
  • Develop and design multisite financial processes and reporting requirements to enable successful and consistent processes in all of our sites
  • Fully embed yourself in the Supply Tribe, to become the go-to person for Thurrock site financial business partnering
  • Challenge the Thurrock Operations and Supply teams to move the needle on KPIs, and perform in line with expectations
  • Work with the Supply Tribe and Finance Team to ensure the wider impacts of future proposition changes are assessed and taken into account for the operation in Thurrock
  • Take the lead on commercial analysis and insight for the Thurrock operation, enabling the Thurrock Management Team to make key strategic decisions, and deliver the Budget
  • Drive forecast accuracy for Thurrock budgets and KPIs, sharing a reliable forecast and action plan on a weekly/monthly basis with senior management, and proactively identifying and addressing key risks
  • Lead the Thurrock annual budget and quarterly reforecast processes
  • Support Head of Finance for Supply & Operations with multisite strategic projects


Who you are!

  • CIMA/ACCA Qualified.
  • Successful, proven experience in relevant, similar finance roles
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to succinctly summarise complex financial information in an easy-to-understand manner for stakeholders of any level / function.
  • Ability to build great relationships with people from across the business.
  • Self-starter, with a real bias for action.
  • Curious and proactive. We seek to understand problems deeply and are proactive and fast in anticipating future needs (business and customers). Speed and clarity matter!
  • Tremendously ambitious: Think big. The opportunity is what you decide to make it. We want brave individuals who question “how can we?” and inspire the rest of the business to do the same.
  • Strong commercial and analytical mindset, which supports you in prioritising your work, as well as prioritising what’s right for our customers.
  • Leadership experience. Either as the manager of a team or via cross-functional projects where you drove change across the business.
  • Resilience. We want a confident individual that pushes through in the toughest of times. Reflection, resistance and purpose is what will move you and the team forward.
  • The “go to” person when it comes to solving complex problems in the simplest way possible.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with a tech/food industry - working alongside product to deliver meaningful outcomes for customers that move metrics
  • Past experience in a fast scaling startup/scaleup.

What’s it like working at Gousto?

All of us are responsible for the success of Gousto. Our guiding values - dream, deliver and care - show our commitment to innovation, our ambition to hit goals at speed, and our deep respect for the people we work with.

Our Values!


Be confident in your curiosity: think big, aim high and respectfully stand up for what you believe in.


We look for effective answers that will have a real impact, take initiative to solve problems and have a healthy impatience for change.


We care about our colleagues, customers and suppliers - they are key to our success - and about where our food comes from, the quality of our ingredients and our impact on the environment.


At Gousto we are constantly looking to evolve our benefits for our people. Employees at Gousto are the key ingredient to our success and growth!

Our offices are ergonomically tested for comfort, noise levels and ensuring we have different spaces to collaborate in. Not to mention daily coffee, tea, fruit and ice creams (vegan options too!). We have weekly Friday socials ranging from team updates, birthday celebrations, meet ups and more! Soft drinks, beer, wine and more snacks included! (Well we do love food)

Ping pong, gaming events, running clubs to pub clubs, wellbeing days and quarterly people events are just a few of the initiatives in place. With more to be announced in 2020!

All Gousto employees are offered a benefits package of:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) - You can buy up to 5 days extra holiday!
  • A holiday day added each year (up to 30 days)
  • 40% Gousto discount
  • Your first Gousto box FREE
  • 25% Gousto discount for friends and family
  • Gousto Academy training courses
  • Free food & recipes from the test kitchen
  • Gousto stash - hoodie, notepad, mug

For the full Gousto list of benefits just get in touch and we can share all the details!

Equal opportunities

Whether it is creating diversity in our recipes or building new teams, we care about our people and the opportunities they have at Gousto.

We are committed to equality of opportunity across our organisation. At all levels we promote equality, ensuring our people are consistently treated in a fair and equal manner.

Go Gousto!

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