Site Finance Manager

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Ashford, Kent Competitive Package Finance 8-8-2017

Job description

Site Finance Manager
Based in Ashford, Kent
We are looking for a high calibre, enthusiastic & driven Site Finance Manager with a proven background, looking to grow within a business home to many of Britain’s most iconic food brands. The successful applicant will be based in Ashford, home of Batchelors & will be a key part of the senior leadership team at site, responsible for providing all aspects of financial support. This person will be a key contributor to the success of the Ashford site which has an annual turnover in excess of £100m, part of a wider business with £772m annual sales in 2015/16. The individual will be excited by Premier Food’s ambition, through our investment in our brands & our people.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • To provide high quality financial management information by the use & development of related support systems
  • To ensure that the site meets its commitments to the business in all aspects of the financial management of the site
  • To lead the Finance Team in providing accurate & timely data & information to internal & external customers  
  • To take a proactive role in advising & informing the Senior Management Team on all aspects of the financial status of the site
  • To contribute & add value to the Senior Management Team at a cross-functional level on all issues affecting the site
  • To be the site champion on eliminating waste, guiding site activity through appropriate analysis, using techniques & through personal
  • To ensure that all Site overhead budgetary control & reporting is completed & communicated on time & to the correct standard
  • Preparation of annual budgets & periodic forecasts
  • Monthly reporting & communication of site performance
  • To provide strategic focus for the site, identifying losses, cost deployment & focussed improvement activities with particular emphasis on methods to tackle waste
  • To manage, lead & develop the site accountant
Experience and Competencies
  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably gained in a FMCG environment
  • Experience of a large integrated financial accounting system, such as SAP
  • High level of numeracy
  • Meticulous, high level of attention to detail 

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