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Finance Business Partner Agribusiness

Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

 

Vacancy

Finance Business Partner - Agribusiness

 

Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.

 

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.

 

With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 

 

This role is based in Kilkenny and reports to the Head of Finance Business Partners Agribusiness. The Finance business partner has developed a deep understanding of the category / market. They understand the probable financial implications of decisions on the Category / Function, thereby having the ability to offer insightful advice and support to the category/market. The role is responsible for partnering with a unit of the category/market and provides decision support to the business leaders in this area with a focus on sustainable profitable growth.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with Category/market to review current insights and prepare new insights on financial and operational analysis to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance.
  • Understand and drive commercial unit / sub-unit performance by identifying, owning and developing the PI’s/KPI’s of commercial unit and related dashboards and reports on business objects.
  • Develop and challenge strategic/business plans and identify areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Work with commercial teams to develop and challenge budgets/forecasts and provide insights into variances, work with the commercial Finance Support team to develop and populate these budgets/forecasts
  • Support Commercial teams in business case feasibility and development and provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of actual performance against same.
  • Work closely with the Accounting & Control team to drive functional and business unit Operating Profit, Cash flow & Working Capital performance
  • Support the preparation of ad-hoc analysis and management reporting to assist commercial business decisions, including but not limited to, Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Commercial negotiations & Project appraisal
  • Have a deep understanding of the external commercial environment thereby providing commercial insight on pricing and margin trends
  • Working with the Commercial Finance Support team, perform calculations to support commercial negotiations such as price/volume analysis.
  • Where applicable, perform complex analysis to support Head of Finance BPs Agri in overarching Category/Function decision support
  • Contribute to monthly commentary / insights in monthly reporting packs
  • Support process improvement and optimisation being the key finance player in commercial/lean projects from identification through to planning and implementation phases.

Key Requirements:

The applicant should be a qualified Accountant or have a third level degree in a relevant finance or business discipline.

Minimum of 2-3 years post qualification experience in a dynamic environment, working in FMCG/Retail or Supply Chain/Production environments.

 

Measurements

  • Category & Sub Category P&L KPIs
  • Cash flow & working capital management (Agribusiness)
  • Budgeting & Forecasting accuracy
  • Project / Proposal implementation success
  • Customer (i.e. Category) Finance satisfaction scores

 

Competencies

 

Applicants will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Drive for results
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Strategic Agility
  • Planning
  • Negotiating
  • Organisational Agility

 

Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.

 

If you are interested in this position, please apply the Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbia.com/careers