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Finance Business Partner

Goodman Fielder
Christchurch Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Goodman Fielder is a leading global food company committed to making everyday food better for everyone. We own a host of iconic brands that generations of people have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week including Vogels, Meadow Fresh, Molenberg, Puhoi Valley, Fortune and Edmonds to name a few. We also supply key ingredients to our customers in food services such as fats/oils, sugar, rice, and flour.
We are passionate about our iconic brands and products and strive to be the best place to work in New Zealand. We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our business and be part of our success.
Our Opportunity
We currently have an opportunity for a Finance Business Partner based in Christchurch to partner with our Meadow Fresh site. As the Business Partner you will be expected to work with the Site Leadership team and advise on financial and commercial performance to drive long-term profitability.
In order to achieve this, your key responsibilities will include:

* Lead the integrated business planning (Strategic Plan, Budget and S&OP) processes for the Meadow Fresh site
* Own the budgeting & forecasting processes for the site and conduct variance analysis including commentary (labour costs, production costs)
* Perform product costing, utilisation analysis and manufacturing reporting
* Create business case financials for the site including Capex proposal, ensuring key risks and alternatives are considered for Capex Investments, CI projects, and new product development

About You
In order to make this role a success, we are looking for an experienced finance professional who has a background in partnering and an understanding of the dairy and/or manufacturing industry.
Specifically, some of the experiences and skillsets we are looking for include:

* CA/CPA qualification - or equivalent - would be useful
* Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to advise and hold to account stakeholders of all levels
* A working knowledge of the dairy industry is a must
* Experience in using SAP would be useful
* Resilience and a happiness to get stuck in, for example with reworkings

What we offer
You will be joining a driven team of professionals who love food, have fun and genuinely enjoy working together, resulting in a highly collaborative environment. In return for your passion and success, we will reward you with a competitive remuneration package and help you to achieve personal and professional growth and development.
At Goodman Fielder, we aim to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer long-term careers.

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