Kepak Convenience Foods
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This is an exciting, high profile and inherently commercially focused role which will interact with all functions at the Kepak Convenience Foods (KCF) site in Preston. This newly created role will have a direct impact on the increase of profitability, reduction of operational process cost, and improvement of overall efficiency of the business.
The key deliverables of the role will be to improve the overall costing system on a day to day basis where opportunities arise, review and improve operational budgeting, refine and create new excel models to 'bring financial information to life' for non-finance stakeholders. As this is a new stand alone role, the successful candidate will be expected to act on their own initiative and actively seek out opportunities to reflect the true cost of production. The chosen individual will possess excellent interpersonal gravitas, communication skills and the ability to change approach in different contexts, sometimes on the shop floor, sometimes in the board room.
Some of the key responsibilities will include provision of commercial insight, sales/revenue/margin reporting, promotion evaluations, budgeting, forecasting and KPI/MI production but this is non exhaustive.
Who we're looking for
The successful candidate will ideally be CIMA qualified (or equivalent) with experience gained within a tangible product industry (Manufacturing/FMCG/Logistics). Experience of Standard and Activity Based Costing, LEAN Manufacturing techniques and Supply Chain will be beneficial.
• CIMA Qualified (or equivalent)
• Manufacturing/FMCG/Logistics experience will be beneficial
• ERP or BI experience would be an advantage
• Excellent Commercial awareness
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Advanced MS Excel experience
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.
Please note, any salary/salary range and benefits described in this advertisement, are indicative only. The actual salary offered to the successful candidate may vary and will be dependent on skills and experience.
Kepak Group was founded in 1981 by Noel Keating and remains a family owned business today, the company grew rapidly and is now made up of 3 Separate Divisions: Kepak Convenience Foods, Kepak Meat Division, Agra Kepak International
KCF is a rapidly growing division producing a wide range of Hot Quick & Tasty (HQT) snacks for the Retail and Foodservice sector in the UK, Ireland & Europe.
The company is a leading innovator in the Chilled convenience foods market and has a strong track record of successfully launching hot, quick and tasty products. The company is committed to doubling the size of the HQT category in the next five years. The brands that sit in this division are Rustlers, Zugo's Deli Café, Big Als, Speedy Snacks & Feasters.
Rustlers alone is a £82m brand and is now recognised as a Top 100 Brand in the UK. The brand is available in all key retailers across the UK and Ireland.
Kepak Kirkham Ltd - State of the art Manufacturing Facility in Lancashire encompassing Cooked Line & Assembly Functions, with over 400 employees and home to their Production, Technical, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Production Management, HSE, HR, Chilled Commercial & NPD teams.
The business prides itself on commitment to providing an open & honest workplace where all employees have responsibility, accountability and challenge in their roles. With a flat structure employees are given broad responsibilities and exposure across different functions of the business.
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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