Finance Manager

  • Dublin
  • Hunter Savage
Job Specification – Finance Manager -Manufacturing Freshways Food Co is the Ireland Number 1 supplier of handmade sandwiches in Ireland. We pride ourselves on making fresh sandwiches, wraps and rolls using only the finest ingredients. Our unrivalled distribution network ensures our fresh sandwiches and deli ingredients are delivered across the Island of Ireland consistently at their very best, 6 days a week.Freshways Food Co. believe that simple things make food special like Freshness, Goodness, and Generosity. We are the largest supplier of branded and private label sandwiches in Ireland. Freshways supplies all the major multiples, including convenience stores and forecourt retailers. In addition, Freshways is a major supplier of sandwiches to the food services and catering market, which includes workplaces, schools, colleges, and hospitals. The company also supplies large-scale events such as race meetings, music, and sporting events. Freshways were delighted to join the Samworth Brother Ltd group in Feb 2022. We are looking to recruit a Finance Manager. A key position in Freshways, the role will report to the Head of Finance and work within a team of 6. Key Roles: - Working with our Senior Operations team, you will be responsible for delivering best in class performance from our manufacturing facility. This includes daily, weekly and monthly performance analysis of labour, output and material usage. Working with the finance team preparation of accounts, forecasts and budgets. Providing insights and actions to drive performance. Making estimates of new and proposed product costs, supporting our NPD and commercial teams. Ensure tight control of inventory from raw material to final product. Identify areas for improvement and implement with our operation and supply chain teams. Working with our Supply Chain / Purchasing manager, ensure full analysis and reporting of purchasing movements and trends, ensuring the senior leadership team has full insight on the impact on the Freshways business. Ensure tight control of operation and supply chain overheads. The evaluation of potential Capital Expenditure in terms of feasibility, return on investment, etc., reporting and cost control of implementation of these projects. A key role in continuous improvement projects both within the finance team and across functions in the wider Freshways organisation. Other Ad hoc reporting and support to Head of Finance. Key Skills The ability to identify critical data, value add analyse and communicate effectively is an important part of this role. The person must be a self-starter, be able to work on his / her own initiative, be willing to be immersed in the business, be a very strong communicator and willing to challenge others in order to make a critical contribution to the success of the business. Qualified accountant Min 3 years’ experience in manufacturing accounting role. They must have very strong IT skills, both in terms of a thorough understanding of how an ERP system works in a manufacturing environment and the ability to use IT to drive to improve ways of working. Experience in Power BI desirable. Advanced excel skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, management skills, strong work ethic, consensus gathering skills, organizational skills. Attention to detail and a willingness to learn.