Operations Finance Business Partner Job at Willerby – in Kingston upon Hull
Now entering its 75th year in business, Willerby is the UK Market leader in the manufacturer of Lodges and Caravans and has, since its 2017 sale to PE house Equistone, seen turnover exceed £170m. With the current high levels of interest in staycations, the business is in a strong market and has recently made major investments to support further increases in market share and competitiveness.
For an operationally focussed and fully qualified professional (CIMA/ACCA/CA) this role offers an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Senior Operations teams across our five production lines to drive business performance and profitability through controlling and analysing operational costs and overheads.
Reporting directly to the newly appointed Head of FP&A, and having alignment with operations, you will work closely with the Senior Operations team and Heads of Production on a day to day basis to drive business performance and improvements.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
Full responsibility for the Manufacturing site P&L
Support Production Management on a day-to-day basis to maximise operational effectiveness
Own the month end process for all operational areas (including production, manufacturing variances, direct and indirect labour) providing insight, analysis, and commentary to feed into the Monthly reporting Packs
Weekly production of the Production Financials pack and subsequent review of KPIs with Production Management team
Attend daily production calls with the Production Management team ensuring timely communication of any opportunities/risks identified along with evaluation of financial impact
Own the annual Budgeting and in year Forecasts cycles for all operational areas from collation to review and presentations. Working closely with the Directors and other areas of finance to ensure all timetables are met.
Oversee calculation of labour costs for different volume scenarios
Manage the Capex approval process, providing financial support to the Production & Maintenance department with regards to Capex requests and monitoring monthly overhead expenditure.
Tracking the impact of all expenditure on major projects to ensure appropriate control and forecast ROI is maintained and highlighting the need for any corrective action to Management
Lead the annual Calculation & Maintenance of Production Standard Labour Costs
Developing and sharing best practice across the supply chain and wider organisational finance function
Ensure the accuracy of data maintained in our ERP system & other core systems
Lead the Operations Finance team, providing day to day supervision and support, with a keen focus on development
Support the Head of FP&A and Group Finance Director with ad-hoc requests / activities
Provide Project support and other adhoc support to aid decision making
The role requires a driven, operationally focussed finance professional who will actively seek to embed themselves within the Operations and Production Management teams, and work collaboratively with them to drive performance. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:
Minimum of 3 years PQE working in a medium/large manufacturing company
Strong costing background within manufacturing experience essential
Proven ability to Business Partner and add value
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Able to communicate complex financial data to non financial colleagues
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Good influencing skills and a change mindset
High level of IT & System skills (especially excel, CSI knowledge beneficial)
Ability to self-manage and be proactive
Sound commercial awareness
Good planning and organisation skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Keen eye for detail
People focussed approach
Company: Willerby –
Company Location: Kingston upon Hull