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APMEA Graduate Opportunity - Accounting / Finance

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Date: 11-Apr-2019

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 4635
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Recruiter #LI-KB1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry

At Kerry, our mission is to help nourish and delight consumers across the globe. Since our start as a dairy co-operative in Ireland in the 1970s, we've grown to employ over 24,000 people in more than 30 countries. Although we continue to provide dairy to the world, our expertise and offerings now include the customisation and production of ingredients, flavours and technologies across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

All day, every day, we draw on our values of Commitment, Teamwork, Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Value Creation as we partner with other industry leaders to bring better food, beverage and pharma products to consumers around the world. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region.


About the Role


Finance sits at the heart of Kerry Group, impacting every division of our business and helping us deliver our strategy and vision. We are looking for energetic, career minded and ambitious recent Graduates to join Kerry. We offer opportunities on a variety of finance teams including Operations Finance, Commercial Finance and Financial Control with a further opportunity to rotate between the different teams to get a broad understanding of all aspects of the business.  


At Kerry, we hire recent graduates into real roles with real responsibilities from day one. As a Commercial Finance Analyst with us, you will work with key players in the business from the outset to help meet corporate, business unit, and department objectives and goals. Within months of your start, you’ll be participating in planning and forecasting meetings, conducting investment analysis, preparing management accounts and maintaining budgetary controls.   As an integral part of our business, you will gradually take on more extensive responsibilities and become involved in matters of strategic importance. When your own analysis allows you to spot emerging trends, you’ll be expected to identify and implement the right solutions.


Key Responsibilities


  • Key resource to business unit management in supporting business strategies pertaining to pricing and margin management
  • Understand market trends, dynamics, price/volume trends and outlooks to recommend actions that lead to profitable growth
  • Support sales/marketing with analysis aimed at customer retention, pricing, business at risk, new business and business lost
  • Manage new business pipeline reporting and assess impact of new opportunities on the business portfolio
  • Assess key commodity market risk and the impact on pricing
  • Determine, validate and communicate quotes, credits and pricing to business teams
  • Forecasting, Budgeting and Monthly Reporting responsibility for business along with communication to the business team
  • Support executive and leadership meeting agendas including presentation material, analysis and support


Person Specification


We are looking for promising young graduates that demonstrate the following attributes to succeed in Kerry:  

  • Minimum second upper honours or its equivalent in accounting/ finance or related specialization
  • Fresh Graduate or with less than 1 year working experience who is able to demonstrate a keen interest in a fast-paced Manufacturing environment
  • Active involvement in co-curricular activities
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate professionally to all levels of an organization
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Analytical with strong commercial/business acumen
  • Adaptable with a willing to learn mind set
  • High levels of communication and collaboration  

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