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Finance Analyst

Date: 09-Nov-2018

Location: Naas, KE, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 2090
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Accounting/Finance 


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.


We’re currently recruiting a Finance Analyst to join our Procurement team in Kerry Foods, based in Naas, County Kildare.  Based in our state of the art office building, this role offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

We’re looking for an individual that loves a challenge, loves food, loves working in in a really fast paced environment and who wants to join a collaborative Procurement function.  If this sounds like you, then please send us your CV.


So what’s this job all about?


We’re on the hunt for the best Finance Analyst out there! 


This role will be responsible for managing the financial reporting activities of the Kerry Foods Procurement Team.  You will support the delivery of the procurement strategy through the provision and interpretation of key data and insight, using procurement reporting systems such as Qlik, BI and SAP.


You will be responsible for measuring the performance of the Procurement team against targets, ensuring that KPIs are being met and that adequate controls are in place.  You’ll take ownership of the Raw material projection and the month end process, ensuring that the team is aligned with the wider business. 


Working closely with our team of Buyers, you will help to provide detailed analysis to support decision making.  You’ll support the team in preparing business cases, analysing cost modelling and will support the commercial team in commodity recovery.  You will play an active role in the Category Transformation process and will provide finance support during commodity price changes.


Joining us as a Finance Analyst 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. In fact, like our entire business, you’ll never stand still.

Qualifications and skills

What does our ideal candidate look like?


  • For this Finance Analyst role we are ideally looking for you to be studying towards or qualified with a CIMA or ACCA professional qualification and have experience in an financial, analytical role previously.   Failing this, you’ll need to be interested in Finance and be looking to pursue a career in this area.
  • Strong analytical skills & numerical ability are a must-have, and you’ll need to be proficient on Microsoft Excel, ideally having used programmes like Quik, BI and SAP too.
  • You’ll need to be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and complex data
  • You’ll be a fantastic communicator, and a super-star at building and developing long term relationships cross functionally
  • You’ll be a self-starter; driven, hard-working, commercial, and keen to join a company where you can grow your career quickly and in any way you like
  • Plus you’ll love food and will be as excited as we are about working for Kerry Foods!


Whilst experience is important, finding the right person who will live and breathe our Kerry Foods Values is something we’re super passionate about. Kerry Foods hasn’t been built on luck. We’ve got to where we are today by being Courageous, On It and Forward Looking.


 So if you’re looking to build a lasting career within an Open Minded company that allows it’s people to take Ownership’ of everything they do, Kerry Foods needs you! Come and join us and help us be Better Together.

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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