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Senior Finance Analyst

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: London, LND, GB, SE1 7TY

Company: Glanbia

Join us at GPN and inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals!

 

At Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), our mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals! We are a global leader in the performance nutrition industry and have a portfolio of ten brands, including Optimum Nutrition (ON), BSN, Isopure, SlimFast, Body&Fit, Nutramino, Think!, and Amazing Grass.

 

Our brands, including the top three performance nutrition brands, are sold in more than 100 markets worldwide. With growing global interest in healthy, active lifestyles, our products appeal to a variety of consumers with a wide range of fitness motivations. They demand new product formats and have a growing appetite for healthy snacking and plant-based protein. Increasingly, they shop online for their health and fitness needs. We’re an agile business led by brands and inspired by consumers. We are a values-led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance.

 

Headquartered in Dublin, with a workforce based across multiple locations, including London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Mumbai, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, Manila, Melbourne, Illinois, and California. GPN employs more than 2,000 people globally.

 

Join us on our journey today!

 

 

The opportunity where you will make an impact:

 

The FY22 Business Plan for UK&I is highly ambitious, with a Net Revenue target of $122.3m – representing 11% growth year on year versus FY21 – and an EBITA target of 12%. Which maintains the trajectory of the business towards its FY24 strategic target of $140m Net Sales and 20% EBITA, underpinned by a number of exciting business development and growth strategies.

The UK&I finance team play a critical role in delivery of this business strategy. The role of the Senior Finance Analyst, UK&I, is to lead the provision of high-quality FP&A for the UK&I business; in order to manage performance and help inform and influence business decision-making. In addition, to play a key role in driving the mission of the UK&I Finance team to embed an analytical, data-led, business approach, supported by BI systems integration and accurate & timely financial information. To be the lead point of contact for the Central FP&A and Operations / Supply Finance teams, with a clear mandate to drive improvements in process and reporting outputs (efficiency / automation / analytics).

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • UK&I Finance team lead for FP&A, responsible for leading the UK&I month-end process and for the production and coordination of all reporting deliverables into the Central FP&A team;
  • Lead on business planning and mid-year forecasting processes, coordinating interfaces between the business teams, Finance and Central FP&A team to produce fully appraised plans;
  • Work with the UK&I Finance Manager and team to improve key focus areas of reporting, forecasting and analysis within FY22, including; Consumption analytics and data standardisation, Trade Spend review and SG&A insight / efficiencies;
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager and Finance PM to integrate and embed the JDA Collaborate roll-out into business forecasting processes and achieve clear alignment of commercial and financial rolling forecasts;
  • Focus on driving continual improvements in performance reporting for UK&I – efficiency / quality / timing / analysis. Ensure that the benefits of the Project Bumblebee roll-out are maximised and fully leveraged to enhance reporting automation and reduce manual month-end reporting processes;
  • Work proactively with the business teams to improve analytics and insights;
  • Work closely with the Operations / Supply finance teams to improve month-end processes and information flows around Standard Costs / Other COGs;
  • Provide support to the Finance Manager on key analysis development areas for FY22, such as Channel / Retailer / SKU profitability analysis;
  • Provide objective analysis, as required, to support the Sales, Marketing, RGM and Finance teams in making strategic planning and spend decisions within the UK&I business;
  • Ad hoc financial modelling and analysis, as required.

 

 

 

What you will bring to GPN:

 

  • Minimum 3 years PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA);
  • Clear evidence of delivering and developing high-quality FP&A within an organisation or division;
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP and Business Objects;
  • Advanced user experience in BI systems, notably SAP Analytics Cloud and Tableau;
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and financial principles, as well as technical accounting skills;
  • Advanced Excel user and strong PowerPoint skills.

 

Desirable

  • Industry experience;
  • Commercial finance experience;
  • Ariba experience;
  • Experience with Power BI, JDA, Vendor Central and Google Analytics.

 

 

What we would like to offer you:

  • The opportunity to shape your career in our global organisation that is championing the healthy lifestyle movement!
  • Our Smart Working model advocates wellbeing by providing you with a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.
  • Create your nutrition formula with a discount on our GPN products!

 

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.