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Head of Finance - Dairy

Goodman Fielder
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
The Company
At Goodman Fielder our purpose is simple. It's about making everyday food better for everyone.
Goodman Fielder is a leading global food company, and the custodian of a host of iconic Kiwi brands like Meadow Fresh, Puhoi Valley, Edmonds, Molenberg, Natures Fresh and Freya's that generations of New Zealand have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week.
We might be biased but we believe Goodman Fielder is an amazing place to work, and a great team to be part of! We're driven by our values - We Grow Together, We Keep Things Simple, We Get Stuff Done.
The Opportunity:
We are looking for a Head of Finance - Dairy to take ownership for our Dairy business performance domestically and in our export markets. The role is a key leadership role responsible for the Dairy finance team and providing commercial and financial support to the Dairy Leadership team and the Executive team in order to drive long-term sustainable growth and profitability.
In order to achieve this, your responsibilities will include:

* Partner with the Head of Dairy and Dairy leadership team to create a strategic plan that delivers against business strategic goals to drive sustainable growth
* Overall responsibility for the delivery of the Dairy P&L the outcomes of the forecasting process to review actuals, forecast, budget, risks and opportunities in order to meet EBIT/NPAT targets
* Maximize long-term Profit and Returns optimization including market share protection and overall volume growth through category extensions, NPD, and product portfolio expansion
* Manage Gross Margin, Commodity costing, risk hedging and site/distribution performance management

About you
In order to make this role a success we are looking for a highly experienced commercial finance professional with experience in operating and a senior leadership level and an extremely strong understanding of the dairy industry, export markets and pricing mechanics.
Skillsets, experiences, and capabilities we are looking for include:

* A high-level of stakeholder management experience with the ability to influence through others and partnering skills to drive results
* People leadership experience and the a track record of driving transformation and growing a high-performance team
* CA/CPA/CIMA or MBA qualification is essential
* A strategic mindset with the ability to deliver results and leverage opportunities for growth
* Mandarin is helpful but not essential

What we can offer:
You will be joining a driven team of professionals who genuinely enjoy working together resulting in a highly collaborative and flexible work 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, within Goodman Fielder and the wider Wilmar Group in New Zealand and abroad.
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.
What are you waiting for? Apply now.

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