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Finance Manager - Operations
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Convergence Partners Limited

Business partnering position, Penrose location, Staff management.

This privately owned FMCG and manufacturing business delivers some of NZ's best known and well-loved brands on the global stage. With strong leadership and big growth plans its well poised for the future and has created this new role to help support their ambitions. Their culture attains that sought-after ideal of friendly, supportive and open, matched with a team that has strong commercial acumen and the drive to succeed.

Our client is looking for a Finance Manager - Operations to join their finance team. Reporting to the CFO and with one staff report, this role will deliver financial leadership to the operational units across the group. An integral part of the success of operations, the role includes financial and management reporting and partnering with the business to achieve strategic and operational objectives.

You will take responsibility for and apply your knowledge of best practice manufacturing and operations processes to provide direction, guidance and insights across:

  • Operations and supply chain reporting and analysis
  • Business partnering with operations, including factory management, engineering, quality assurance, supply chain and logistics
  • Inventory and stock control and processes
  • Transparency and understanding of production productivity by factory and line
  • Manufacturing and NPD costing and analysis
  • Operational financial planning processes and systems including long term plans, budget and rolling forecasts
  • Cost monitoring and variance analysis
  • Monitoring and reporting CAPEX spend
  • Operational improvements and identification of cost reduction or minimisation initiatives

You will have the following:

  • CA (or similar) qualification
  • Five + years post qualification experience
  • Strong systems, including ERP and management reporting/business intelligence systems
  • Prior experience within manufacturing, including an in depth understanding of costing
  • Proven background in management reporting, budgeting and forecasting

Attitude is everything. Bring your passion and energy to the drive success of operations finance. You will have strong ERP and business intelligence systems skills, with the ability to work with large sets of data in disparate systems effectively. Your expert understanding of manufacturing, costing and the analytical ability to gain efficiencies within operations will be key to you securing this role.

This an opportunity to step into a leadership role; with plenty of room to grow and develop. There will be committed support from your manager to assist you in being successful and you will have the freedom to make the role your own

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