Regional Financial Controller

10 May 2024
01 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
M ller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo M ller which employs over 31,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, M ller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,300 farmers in Britain.M ller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer's Top 100 list of Britain's Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. M ller UK & Ireland includes:

M ller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain's private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.

M ller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK's leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more M ller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like M ller Corner, M llerlight, M ller Bliss, M ller Rice, FRijj and M ller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.

We are recruiting for a Regional Financial Controller – South

We are currently recruiting for a Regional Finance Controller to join our friendly team within the Muller Milk & Ingredients Driver Logistics business unit. We are looking for an experienced individual to provide financial support to the Regional Logistics sites including Severnside, Bristol, Amesbury and Bridgwater to drive opportunities forward and understand the core risks within the region.

Contract: Full Time / Perm

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday (9AM – 5PM)

Location: Severnside (GL10 2DG), Bristol (BS11 0YW), Amesbury (SP4 7SZ), Bridgwater (TA6 6DF)

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following;
  • Detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance of all aspects of MMID Logistics
  • Ownership of weekly and monthly forecasting for logistics
  • Responsible for investigating and explaining significant variances to forecast and budget which impact profitability
  • Assist the Logistics team in decision making and scenario planning in respect to customer profitability
  • Support delivery of adhoc management requests from the Head of Financial Controlling – Logistics, and the Logistics team
  • Finance representative at regional monthly meetings
  • Ensure that the financial impact of logistics activities are analysed, evaluated, understood and agreed prior to decisions being made
  • Support the Head of Financial Controlling – Logistics in maintaining overall financial control and managing the risks within outbound logistics
  • Area balance sheet ownership
  • Responsible for the logistics part of the month end process in accordance with timetable
  • Feeding into the monthly accounts process any accruals required to accurately reflect the true cost in each month
  • Ensure all variances to forecast/budget are fully understood and explained, so that the Logistics team has clear visibility on the drivers of cost and impact on the business in the month
  • Monthly financial review meetings with the Head of Operations, SLM's and Head of Financial Controlling – Logistics
  • Challenge budget and forecast assumptions and provide supporting documentation for key assumptions used in the budgeting / forecasting process.
  • Measuring and verifying MMID synergy savings
  • Responsible for implementing combined weekly and monthly MMID reports and the continued development of these to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Manage projects to establish the most cost effective way of serving manufacturing sites
  • Seek to identify improvements in the budget/forecast process within the MMID area and improve accuracy of forecasting across MMID
  • Develop and fully understand processes within SAP and the associated activities across MMID including COPA.
  • Work cross functionally with the other MMI finance functions to build both working relationships and understand impacts across all functions.
Key Skills & Experience
  • CIMA Qualified Accountant with 5+ yrs. PQE
  • Strong accounting background and comfortable with Financial Accounting principles.
  • Analytical background able to provide insight from data.
  • Hands on approach to Core IT systems and strong spreadsheet skills.
  • Proven Experience in FMCG or logistics
  • Ability to operate at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage and influence
  • Self–starter with the ability to business partner and influence decision making within site leadership team.
  • Needs to be a team player, but capable of working on own initiative, developing skills in new areas