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Plant Finance Controller

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role


The Site Finance Business Partner is accountable for turning information into performance insight / foresight to ensure value creation across the relevant Site and supporting the drive in business performance help position Kerry as the customer's trusted partner. This role will play a key part in providing decision making support and challenge of key initiatives across the Site to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are achieved in line with Integrated Operations strategy.

Key responsibilities


Own the delivery of the Close out and Reporting of the Sites monthly performance, ensuring this is circulated at the right time to the relevant stakeholders

Continually review site performance (Actuals), raising risks / issues with the Site Management team / Cluster Controller

Work closely with Site Management & relevant personnel to continually review performance management - Implementation, timely reporting of & analysis of site KPI's as defined by central operations. Development of remediation actions with relevant manager where KPI's deviate from accepted limits.

Partner and collaborate closely with the relevant GBS teams to ensure finance best practices are applied across all applicable processes, and identify opportunities for end-to-end process improvement and simplification

Supporting for reviewing and implementing internal controls

Cost Control: Management of Site Costs. Management of site direct & indirect costs through regular reporting & review of spends with relevant budget holders.

Site Capital: Management of Capex. Management of financial aspects of site CAPEX process through timely submission of CP's, monthly tracking of cashflows & close off of completed projects.

Finance business partner for site’s accelerate program, responsible for creating business cases to support initiatives and tracking monthly impacts.

Site review: All variances versus prior year and budget are explained to 80%/85%.

Site Inventory: Measure and report on monthly Valuation. Rework and Out of spec stock analysis monthly. Stock Provision explanation for auditors.

Budget: Design budget & projection models. Interact with department heads. Variances YTD actuals to be minimized and explained. Budget holders / department heads to sign off on Budget and Projections.


Qualifications and skills


PQE – ACCA/CIMA/ACA preferable

  • Knowledge of SAP (SRM and ECC) an advantage
  • Experience in Manufacturing / Supply Chain environment an advantage
  • Project Management experience an advantage
  • Strong analytical mindset with attention to detail
  • Good communication
  • Organization
  • Prioritization and time management skills while handling multiple ongoing projects in a fast-paced
  • Deadline driven environment.

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