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Commercial Finance Lead

Date: 10-Jan-2019

Location: Egham, SRY, GB

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 4162
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Accounting/Finance 

Division  Foods
Recruiter #LI-LG1


We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

There’s no one quite like Kerry Foods. We’ve grown from a small farmers’ collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We’re aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still. Luckily, standing still has never been our way. Get right to the heart of Kerry Foods, and you’ll find the Finance team and we are looking for a Commercial Finance Lead to join our UK Head office in Egham Surrey or Naas Ireland (with travel to the UK).  Joining Kerry Foods means becoming part of this incredible story – and helping to write the next chapter.


Scope of the Role


So what does the role involve?  We work every day to fuel and support the business’s growth and success. And we do this by staying curious – looking beyond finance to inspire the next step forward. The role of Commercial Finance Lead will play a pivotal role to help Kerry Foods win in the market through influencing the sales, marketing and category teams, to impact commercial decision making, as well as set financial criteria for commercial decision making and drive performance management. Working alongside the Performance, Insights and Analysis team and wider Finance teams, this role is a true Business Partnering role facing into the Commercial side of our business.

Key responsibilities

Qualifications and skills

Who are we looking for? 

Kerry Foods is a fast moving and adventurous business.  ‘Traditional’ finance won’t get us to where we need to be. So, while we still value rigour and detail, we challenge ourselves to think innovatively and find ways to make things happen. Joining our team means immersing yourself in our business. We believe that, to do our jobs properly, we need to be great with people as well as numbers. So you’ll have to be ready to get out among the business, understand the areas and get the big picture. You’ll need to be an agile and commercial thinker too, because our industry is seriously competitive – and seriously quick.

A qualified accountant with significant experience in Commercial Finance Management roles, you will also have strong attention to detail and be excellent in analyzing and reasoning – ensuring you can interpret data accurately.   You should be able to demonstrate value added financial business partnering with a real commercial focus and should be able to demonstrate drive and determination and a continuous improvement mindset.

Sounds great right?!


Joining us means working in a fast, agile and ambitious environment, with talented people who really care about what they do. We’re hungry for new ideas, so we’ll always listen to yours. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.


Take a look at what’s going on at Kerry Foods on our LinkedIn page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kerryfoodsofficial

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