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Finance Business Partner (12 Month Fixed Term Contract) - Leeds

We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner on a fixed term contract until the end of 2022 to support our Commercial team at our head office in Leeds. In this role you will report to the Sales Finance Director and will have responsibility for providing front-line support to one of our Sales Business Units. In this role you will have exposure to management at all levels so being able to communicate effectively, build positive relationships, support and challenge in a constructive manner are key. The role is very integrated within the Commercial function and is a much valued partner to sales colleagues.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and build a career in commercial finance with a leading FMCG business.



Some of the key responsibilities in this role will include:


• Acting as the key finance business partner and trusted advisor to a specific Business unit within the Commercial team


• Driving and preparing sound business cases as required e.g. tenders


• Following up on performance and challenging for improvements


• Working closely with the sales and price management teams to maximize our price opportunities in the market


• Ensuring performance targets are visible and embedded within the teams and helping to ensure we have an effective performance dialogue


• Reviewing monthly performance and signing-off month end for customers 


• Managing risk and ensuring we have sound controls e.g. customer agreements


• Helping to drive improvements in DSO and aged debt


• Reviewing forecasts and ensuring accurate pricing is in place


• Ad-hoc projects


• Supporting other members of the sales finance team and covering these areas if prioritised by the Sales Finance Director




The successful candidate will preferably be a qualified accountant with previous experience of working in a similar Business Partnering focused role. With an ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, you will have a pro-active and independent approach to your work. You will demonstrate good influencing skills and will be able to make sound judgements. Confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders at different levels, you will be able to build positive relationships across the business. Finally you will also have strong Microsoft Office skills and, ideally, experience of working with SAP.


The closing date for this role is 24th  January.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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