Finance Business Partner

Natures Way Foods
Chichester, West Sussex
£42249 - £52811 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NWF is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers, and as such we work closely with farmers across Europe. But there's a lot more to us than the products we make.

Our culture is inclusive, and our people are diverse spanning 29 different languages. We operate four manufacturing facilities capable of producing over 326m units per year.

Reporting into our Head of Finance Business Partnership you will be responsible for maintaining accurate information and records in relation to our Commercial Finance Function. Ideally you will be an actively studying part qualified accountant who is already within a Finance Business partner role and looking for your next opportunity within a Manufacturing environment.

Role Purpose

Finance Business Partner to Commercial Controllers, NAMs and their business unit teams in addition to supporting the Head of FBP in business partnering the CCO. Responsible for providing robust financial management information, recommendations and challenging all aspects of the business to deliver improved decision support resulting in growth in Sales and EBITDA.

Key Responsibilities

Accurate Analysis of key financial dataEvaluates data effectively and can communicate articulately to non-financial stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Facilitate and provide recommendations for new and existing products & ranges, including during concept development stage.
Influences and challenges the business through engaging and communicating effectively with partners and stakeholders.
  • Championing a relentless continuous improvement culture within the team and amongst stakeholders
  • Pro-actively seeking solutions to issues, before they occur where possible.
Skills & Experience

Ability to effectively challenge and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.Ability to work under pressure, at pace and with challenging stakeholders Leadership.Previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment.Can interrupt and disseminate complex data to provide clear insight and drill down into root cause issues.Ability to build strong relationships across the organisation. Solution focused. Ability to work at pace to draw conclusions and provide recommendations from financial information.Advanced Excel skills and experience Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA or equivalent. (Study support can be provided)This role is Mon to Fri with flexibility to work from home.

Why we are different.

We want to be a force for good. To that end, we are committed to making sure that everyone wins when they work with us, from our colleagues to customers. We call this commitment "Do the Right Thing". For us, that means measuring our environmental sustainability, employee benefits and charitable giving and the effect it has.

Our values

    Everything we do starts with passionate people, because they help us to deliver quality, service and value to our customers. The NWF team focuses on three key areas: 1) Doing the right thing2) Putting the customer at the heart of what we do 3) Making sure our product is perfect
No Agencies please, we will not accept unsolicited candidate profiles.


We’re a leading manufacturer of fresh convenient food.

We supply retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go salad meals

Our story

Natures Way Foods began in 1994, when the Langmead brothers set up a small bagged salad operation. Their big idea was to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology. Since then, we’ve grown by expanding our customer base and moving into new fresh, convenient categories and product areas.

We employ more than 1400 people and operate four manufacturing units capable of producing over 326m units. We are guided by an experienced Management Board. The Langmead brothers remain as investors and Non-Executive Directors ensuring agricultural expertise remains at the heart of the business..

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