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Procurement Finance Analyst

Date: 09-Nov-2018

Location: Naas, KE, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 2093
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Purchasing/Procurement


We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours. Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.

About the role


The role of the purchasing accountant will involve assisting the purchasing controller in the preparation of monthly suite of reports including Buyer KPI’s and presenting them to the Procurement team.  This person will need to be a self-starter with a broad business mindset who can work on their own  initiative and as part of a team and acts with drive, determination and resilience.

Key responsibilites

  • Prepare, in collaboration with the procurement commercial controller (PFC), the EMEA monthly Procurement Reporting Pack consisting of:
    • PPV Report
    • Spend Forecast (Projection) Report
    • PIP Realised & Projected Savings Report
  • Circulate Procurement Pack to business presidents & finance directors & support the PFC in illustrating market trends & dealing with queries from the business
  • Collate & validate top 80% SKUs market prices from lead buyers monthly. Provide monthly market price updates to the business & load market prices to SAP for commercial teams
  • Track procurement function KPIs, prepare KPI scorecard & present to lead buyers on a monthly basis
  • super-user for Procurement function in EMEA
    • Maintain accurate, reliable data on & provide access & training to procurement colleagues & new starters
  • SAP super-user for procurement function - Supporting enhancements, developments & roll out of SAP BI solutions
  • Ensure validity of spend-data on central ERP systems (OLAP & SAP) & update/amend where necessary

Qualifications and skills

  • ACMA, ACA. ACCA, qualification with 2-3 years post qualification experience desirable
  • Process focused mind-set with the ability to simplify complicated procedures so that they are easily understandable to end users.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Advanced Presentation  & Excel Skills including Pivot Tables, vlookups and macros
  • Positive attitude with a strong leaning toward continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of SAP and an advantage


Competencies Required

  • Analytical and numerate with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge Sharing Skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • The successful Candidate should be mobile and flexible


Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad. How far will you go?

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