Commercial Finance Manager / Commercial Planner

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager / Commercial Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 01/03/2019
Reference: 13996047/001_1551445761
Contact Name: Craig Donaldson
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 01, 2019 13:09

Job Description

Business partner with Key stakeholders to add commercial insight and value!

Build/refine the existing tools to further improve the accuracy and transparency of the 12 month rolling supply position

Client Details

This is an opportunity to work with a fantastic, highly motivated and passionate team!

This business is as passionate about its people as it is its products. As soon as you enter the modern state of the art facility you will get a real feel for the passion and energy of every single employee and stakeholder!

You will work closely business partnering across the site identifying commercial opportunities from the production line right through to senior stakeholder and clients.

You will report into a fantastic head of FP&A and will receive a huge amount of support and advice to ensure you maximise the impact you have within this exciting new role!

This is a value driven business and the business has built its success on core values of collaboration, process improvement, passion and Growth.


This role is all about being highly commercial which means looking at costings, labour, production, profit, budgets, distribution and overheads (to name just a few)

Your role will be to add as much commercial value across the business by working collaboratively (business partnering) to improve processes and deliver on the overall business strategy.

Protect the integrity of the data within the rolling supply position to provide an accurate and stable view of our raw supply versus sales forecast. Monitor and highlight material variances week on week to facilitate a more joined up use of raw material and improve the stability and understanding of our sales and raw forecasting

Annual budgeting for both the Fresh and Prepared businesses, to include:

Calculation of the annual cost of raw material, comprising of storage, contracts, imports, free buy and waste by crop group and customer

Calculation of the volume of self-generated raw material available to the business


The successful candidate will be highly commercial and highly analytical

Have experience of system implementation and accountability of championing the new system

Have experience of financial/scenario analysis of opportunities/risks relating to the planning of raw material

The perfect candidate for this role will be a passionate fully qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with a background and experience within Manufacturing. Any candidate with experience of costing, labour costing, stock control, raw materials and extensive experience of NPD costing process will have a huge advantage.

You must be a strong communicator with a real passion and drive to succeed

You must have excellent Excel skills and be comfortable with SAP and similar systems

Experience of system implementation would also be a huge plus but is not essential.

Job Offer

On offer for the candidate is an opportunity to join a growing business within a productive and highly supportive culture. You will play a pivotal role in driving the continued growth by adding commercial insight and value.

On top of this is a great base salary and benefits package, the potential to develop your career as the business grows and the support of some inspirational and highly engaging senior team!

This is by far one of the most exciting FMCG/ Manufacturing opportunities in Lincoln and I have already had a huge amount of interest so please apply today.