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Category Finance Manager

Reckitt Benckiser
Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Finance Manager

Slough, Berkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package

This role provides the opportunity for an ambitious finance professional to work at the corporate HQ of a successful FTSE 100 company. The challenging environment rewards strong performers and provides a steppingstone for genuine career development.

The prime responsibility is to prepare and analyse financial information for the group's centrally located Category Development Organisation (CDO). The purpose of Category Finance is to drive the earnings model in the medium & long term through strong financial planning & financially well executed innovation.

Key accountabilities:
  • Work with the Category Finance Director to build systems/reports & processes to support a strong 3-5-year category finance plan.
  • Work with the Category team to build & review P&Ls for innovation & development that drive the model as defined in the 5YP - including seeding P&L reviews.
  • Provide Group Marketing (the Category team) a monthly update & analysis of the performance of their brands world-wide, including squeeze/fuel impacts & GM improvement roadmaps.
  • Generation and Production of the Monthly Management Reporting Pack - containing Product and geographical splits.
  • Support in the roll out and training of the new Global Reporting system to the Category Teams.
  • Support the Category team in managing systems of Business Intelligence to support category financial tracking of performance and innovation.
  • Deliver Management information to agreed timelines.
  • Influencing with Country Management over NPD scenarios to ensure correct business decisions taken from a financial perspective. Include major Capital Investment decisions recommendations and Marketing support programs.

Professional qualifications & experience:
  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CPA or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-4 years' experience in a similar role, preferably internationally or global.
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages: Intermediate to advanced PowerPoint and Excel.

Personal attributes:
  • Encompass a 'big picture' point of view e.g. See above the detail, key financial and business trends, and issues.
  • Teamwork capabilities and effective communication skills.
  • Flexibility to travel if required.
  • Pragmatic approach with an understanding around proactiveness and resilience.
  • Business fluency in English.
  • Innovative and problem-solving skills are key along with tenacity and influencing/story-telling skills.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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