Senior Finance Analyst, Brand and Innovation

Date: 21 Mar 2024

Location: GB

Company: Glanbia

Senior Finance Analyst




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 


The Opportunity


The Senior Finance Analyst – Brand & Innovation will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the performance of brands, product groups, and supporting the innovation / value chain evaluation processes, and SKU rationalisation processes for the GPN International regions, within an initial focus on Europe. This position will be part of GPN’s Europe Finance team, reporting into the Finance Director for Continental Europe, and will be a key business partner to the GPN International innovation and marketing teams.




  • Help establish a brand finance function across GPN’s International business that provides relevant and useful information and insights around brand and product performance
  • Serve as the Finance lead for innovation projects, through partnering with Marketing and owning consolidating the volume, pricing, cost and overall P&L forecasts as part of Value Chain evaluations
  • Work closely with or commercial teams to challenge NPD proposals (volume projections / costings / pricing) to ensure robust papers within the innovation and Stage Gate processes
  • Support the portfolio management process including analytics around portfolio gaps and potential portfolio reduction, working closely with the Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain teams
  • Lead post-launch analytics to assess the success of our innovation and to propose in-market changes where necessary
  • Build value add monthly reports / analytics that inform on performance of innovation launches in EU and RoW businesses, from a revenue & profitability perspective (with a focus on performance vs Gate 5) and help propose in-market changes where necessary. Ensure actions / learnings taken into further innovation proposals.
  • Work with the regional Finance and RGM teams to improve and maintain certain system master data related to our SKUs to ensure our management reporting around new and existing SKUs, product groups, and brands is complete and accurate
  • Improve and maintain certain system master data related to our SKU portfolios. Manage the SKU rationalisation and reporting processes – including rolling appraisal and reporting of customers and SKU performing below margin benchmarks – as part of overall portfolio management
  • Assist key stakeholders within the international business (VP Finance, VP Marketing, etc.) with on-going initiatives and strategic projects as well as financial modelling and ad hoc analysis as required



The Skills you will bring to the team


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business (or similar) required
  • A self-starter, with an inquisitive mindset, ability to work independently, and a desire to drive process improvements
  • Highly analytical mind-set with experience in data analysis and manipulating large quantities of information/data
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and influence and partner effectively with key internal stakeholders across finance and other functions (e.g. Sales and Customer Services)
  • Trade spend management system experience beneficial
  • Experience of working with SAP and Business Objects (reporting tool) strongly preferred
  • Accurate and detail orientated in approach to work and performing tasks


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  


The opportunity will be based in London withhybrid working arrangements available through ourSmart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, competitive salary, pension.


About Glanbia  


The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


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


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