Kellogg Finance Manager, Co-Manufacturing in DUBLIN, Ireland

An exciting opportunity has become available in our European Finance team!

Grow your career with us as a Co-Manufacturing (Co-Man) Finance Manager is responsible for leading all elements of budgeting, forecasting and innovation costing for the $150m Co-Manufacturing operation.

The role is critical in partnering and challenging with the Co-Man Account Managers and Director to ensure strategic financial objectives are achieved.

You will take part in strategic sourcing analysis, ‘make vs. buy’ decisions and contract negotiations.

Grow your career with us in this fast-paced environment where you will get to challenge and be challenged, to achieve better business results to ensure Kellogg’s can continue to nourish the world through foods and brands that matter!

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

In your role as a Finance Manager, Co-Manufacturing, you will help Kellogg to grow our business, to create great products, and build on our success:

  • Financial Controller for Cereal & Snacks Co-Manufacturers in Europe.

  • Business partnering with the Co-Manufacturing Director & Account Managers by providing insights and guidance; leading cross-functional understanding and decision-making relating to all operational and financial related issues.

  • Leading the end of the month closing process, financial forecast, and the development of the annual budget including the creation of sku level frozen cost standards.

  • Leading the monthly variance analysis review, while identifying and communicating risks and opportunities to future performance and leading in mitigation planning to ensure financial objectives are achieved.

  • Driving process improvements in budgeting, forecasting and reporting with the goal of improving understanding of the key cost pressures within the Co-Man production environment.

  • Responsible for implementation of savings pipeline tracker, involved in target setting and tracking actual savings v latest estimates.

  • Implementation of/adherence to key control measures to ensure a robust reporting system, incl. S404 compliance.

  • Single point of contact for all innovation & reformulation costings, evaluating projects to underpin delivery of Budget savings commitments for the Co-Man network.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:

Required:

  • Educated to university degree level in a Finance-related subject.

  • CIMA Qualified Accountant with strong previous experience preferably within supply chain and manufacturing, with advanced Excel skills, SAP & Hyperion.

  • Strong finance experience ideally in a multinational environment.

  • Can drive continuous process improvements and innovative ways of working.

  • Proven leadership, communication and analytical skills.

  • Highly organised, self motivated, intellectually curious and adaptable to conflicting priorities.

  • Fluent English – verbal and written.

Preferred:

  • Excellent business partnering skills.

  • Previous people management responsibility.

  • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships across the region.

  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment in a similar role.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site.

If you experience any difficulty when applying please contact myhr@kellogg.com.

Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible.

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The Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

Title: Finance Manager, Co-Manufacturing

Location: Ireland-Republic of Ireland-Dublin

Requisition ID: FIN002247

Job Function: Finance & Accounting

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Sep 28, 2017, 5:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No