Senior Operations Finance Analyst

Greencore Group
Closing date
12 Mar 2021

Job Details

We’re looking for a talented accountant or analyst to join our Operations Finance team. As the Operations Analyst for a fast paced growing site you’ll support the Head of Operations Finance through the delivery of the short-medium term needs and objectives of the Operations Finance function with a focus on providing world class finance support. The core focus of this role will be in providing our operations with day to day support including factory cost analysis and information providing insight to drive action.

As an Operations Analyst you’ll be responsible for assisting the operations team in being as good as they possibly can be by providing data and insight to allow them to make the right decisions. As such you’ll find that on a day to day basis and then on a month to month basis you’ll be producing, communicating and distributing accurate daily Business Unit KPI and other key data, reports and information. You’ll be enabling the team to make decisions and changes based on fact and insight.

Some of the reports you’ll look after will include:

  • Labour variance analysis
  • Material variance analysis
  • KPI Data
  • Operations monthly KPI reports & Scorecard

Whilst you’ll be providing information to allow our managers to make decisions, you’ll also have the freedom to challenge and provide support in making changes to improve factory costs. This will be done through the analysis of the above reports combined with analysis of the operational overheads. You’ll do this by being in face to face contact through scheduled meetings and adhoc opportunities both in meeting rooms and in the factory directly.

There’ll also be the responsibility for ensuring that our ERP system TROPOS is accurate, you’ll also be working cross functionally to help with new product costing, working in combination with our New Product Development team and the wider Operations teams to ensure that TROPOS builds are accurate.

You’ll also help to support with the wider financial teams responsibilities including:

  • the month end process
  • production of the month end Operations packs
  • preparation of monthly MD reports
  • annual Budget and quarterly Forecasting process for factory performance and Operations overheads
Job Description

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing c. 11,500 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Northampton, we have a team of around 2,700 colleagues. We are the sole supplier of sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, rolls, sushi and the new range of salads for Marks & Spencer.

Our Northampton site has two restaurants with hot food available to all our colleagues.

What we’re looking for

There’s a huge amount of scope within this role, you’ll be tasked with and responsible for working closely with our Operations team to provide actionable insight and information. As such you’ll need a really strong communication style and be comfortable presenting all levels of information to people with differing levels of understanding.

With the responsibility you’ll also have an understanding of management accounting and ideally someone who has/had exposure to a manufacturing environment. An understanding of a factory environment and the pressures within will also be beneficial.

This a 50% office based 50% factory based and you will have to demonstrate the ability to switch from office to factory role and flexible in working hours.

You will have a finance qualification or be studying towards it.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.



About Us

Join us and be part of our great team, committed to making every day taste better.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced, leading food manufacturer, employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK.

We supply all the UK’s food retailers, with everything from sandwiches, salads, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles, quiche, Yorkshire Puddings and ready meals. With an annual turnover of more than £1.2bn, we manufacture around 619 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 116 million chilled prepared meals and 264 million bottles of cooking sauces & pickles every year. We also complete more than 10,000 deliveries to stores each day to help keep the nation fed.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership - in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?

We’re always looking for passionate and talented people who can help us drive our future success. To see how you can grow your career with Greencore, visit our careers website and find your future in food.

For further information go to or follow Greencore on social media.

Find Us
Midland Way
Barlborough Links Business Park
S43 4XA
United Kingdom

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