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Title:  Finance Business Partner

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Finance & Tax

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Muller offers you a long-term career with a genuine market leader – we are an entrepreneurial company where people love to work and make a difference. Our competitive advantage comes through driving value through innovation and brands, scale, operational excellence and building a high performing international organisation. 


We are currently recruiting in our Yogurt & Desserts Finance Department for a FP&A and Marketing Business Partner to provide support on all financial planning processes within the business unit. They will also act as a key business partner to Marketing providing financial and commercial decision support.



In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • Month end review meeting and management of the month end timetable.
  • Bridging analysis to explain the profit result vs forecast, budget and prior year.
  • Month and reporting pack providing insight into the causes of variances and the potential impact on future forecast.
  • Control of our management accounts system (COPA) to ensure it represents the performance of the business.
  • Vertically Business partner Brand Teams– providing financial and commercial decision support and insight to drive the business forwards in these areas:

            - Management of Brand P&Ls

            - Input into the PEP process

            - Key challenges / input into the monthly Brand Review meetings

            - Dealing with day to day queries from your key contacts

            - Ad-hoc reporting and analysis as & when required

  • Manage the financial input to the Clarity system and ensure aligns with financial plans, ensure post launch reviews are completed.
  • Provide support & challenge to the Marketing team on Marketing budgets. Ownership of the quarterly forecast process
  • Financial input into the brand review meeting cycle in terms of brand p&l performance mth, ytd and full year forecast
  • Development & management of the timetables
  • Financial analysis explaining the key planning assumptions and variances.
  • Preparation of standard Group financial charts & presentations for both the branded & private label businesses.
  • Support the Strategy Director with strategy formulation, development, and execution
  • Financial modelling of various strategic options, including potential acquisitions.
  • Periodic update of the strategic plan based on changing environment and assumptions.
  • Preparation of financial charts for the group business reviews
  • Weekly volume reporting to group


Key skills & experience

  • Part/Newly qualified accountant (CIMA preferable)
  • Graduate level (2:1 minimum in business discipline)
  • Previous finance experience in a decision support role (ideally FMCG)
  • Previous experience financial planning & reporting
  • Ability to provide decision support & challenge to the wider business
  • Relationship building and communication skills
  • Financial and commercial modelling skills
  • Structured approach to managing priorities across multiple projects over different time horizons
  • Ability to operate well with all levels within the business
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Dynamic with the ability to make an impact
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Driven individual eager for role / career progression
  • Ability to articulate complex situations and summarise into a simple message


The Process

If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk


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