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Cost Technician - Juice - 6 months FTC

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job Purpose
Provide support for all weekly delivery analysis, weekly & period reporting and forecasting for juice (weekly and period) and ESL (weekly) activities.

Position in organisation
Reports to Transport Finance Analyst (Grade 6) and works closely with Culina (warehouse and transport 3PL provider) and Juice Operations team.
Support the transport analysis on weekly reconciliation between ESL and planning team and compare to finance teams reports
This role will be responsible for all juice finance transactions until moved over with the joint venture. Supports internal metric scorecards eg juice, PowerApp and Measure Up.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Weekly process the IWT entries for Tropicana and be key finance person in Logistics
  • Responsibility for all Culina PO for weekly costs and 3PL transport invoices including query resolution
  • Responsible for the stock analysis at period end and any quarterly stock counts
  • Responsible for all juice period end journals and reporting including any scorecards.
  • Responsible for reconciliation between ESL weekly deliveries and planning expected deliveries including identifying Backhaul income runs and additional miles run
  • Responsibility for period scorecards on metric reports such as PowerApps and Measure up
  • Cover for Transport Cost Technician
  • Support Ad-hoc projects for the site and business eg GCS work, analytical work from budget holders or auditors.

  • Job Dimensions:
    Responsibility for the reporting an AOP spend in excess of £10,000,000 for juice. Responsibility of analysing stock data c£6,000,000. Responsibility for analysis of ESL data (Signed off by Transport Manager on a weekly basis).

    Non - Financial
    Responsibility for non-finance scorecards completed by Finance team

    Decision- Making Authority

  • Period close: Autonomous role, decisions on financial variances to accept/investigate against a deadline. Discusses position with Transport Finance Analyst/ Site Finance Manager prior to closure
  • PO control on Culina and import transport- analyse outstanding PO receipts and orders and close down when evidenced they are not required. Deal with queries without escalating at first sign of a problem.
  • Action Plans completed and controlled within own supervision, period meeting with Transport Finance Analyst.
  • Supports weekly reconciliation of ESL delivery - escalate any queries to put into action tracker with Transport Manger and inform Transport Finance Analyst for invoice creation and period end reporting

  • AAT or relevant finance degree
    Advanced Excel skills
    Drive for results/ability to work under pressure (role is deadline driven)
    Ability to work under own or little supervision
    Communication skills to all levels - investigating mindset and wanting to understand intricacies of role.
    Organised and ability to self-prioritise
    Team Player
    Ability to coach non-finance teams on basic financials
    Ability to make standard period accruals and prepayments without discussion and with relevant backup/controls in place. Need double entry booking keeping experience.

    Special features:
    SRDC Leicester
    Logistics Finance Team - major part of team, support when people absent
    Senior Managers & Budget holders (Grade 6 - Grade 10) - weekly/period, forecasting & AOP
    Transport Planning team - information regarding ESL on a weekly basis

    Financial Control - regarding GCS, juice stock and deliveries.
    HO Reporting team - period end queries and accruals
    MyBuy Helpdesk liaise with team to resolve issues and understand system changes
    Juice Planning team to understand IWT and invoicing on Culina and UK imports

    Other Sites
    Zeebrugge - for Tropicana production and deliveries

    Culina - weekly and period reporting and forecasting
    ESL - weekly reconciliation and sign off
    Other 3PL Transport - for invoicing and queries

    Other Feature - Period ends may require late/ weekends working due to deadline. There are no authorised holidays granted at this time, however time will be given back in lieu.


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