Finance Business Partner

Bonus + Benefits
11 Jun 2019
09 Jul 2019
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced Finance Business Partner looking for a fresh challenge where you can make an impact?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

You will be working at one of our sites on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex. Our offices are modern and open plan so there's great team camaraderie.

We are one of the largest employers in the Chichester area, employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we are growing!

So, it's an exciting time to join us, make your mark and be a proud part of our onward journey.

A day in the life of a Finance Business Partner:

We make delicious salad meals, fruit pots, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls across our 4 manufacturing sites. Our private label products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & popular restaurant chains, consumed by millions of customers in the UK. So, you may well have eaten something made by us!

We are currently in serious growth mode with ambitious plans, so It's truly an exciting time to join the team and get involved.

You will be partnering closely with the business, working particularly closely with Sales and other commercial functions. Your focus will be on ensuring profitability across our largest customer accounts. Essentially, we make new products with different ingredients and combinations regularly. This all needs to be fully costed to ensure viability for us and our customers.

Key responsibilities include providing robust financial management information, recommendations and challenging all aspects of the business to deliver improved decision support resulting in growth in Sales and/or EBITDA.

You will be instrumental to influencing projects and business decisions. This role is extremely diverse - no 2 days will be the same, and you'll utilise your business and financial acumen to influence at all levels within our business.

You will also be managing and mentoring an Assistant Finance Business Partner. We can support you with management training if you have not people managed before.

Role type: Permanent.

Hours: Standard hours are 8.30am - 5.30pm - Monday - Friday although we do offer opportunities to work from home and flexibility when work load allows.

No period end or any Management Accountancy responsibility! This is purely a commercial Finance role!

About you:

You'll be a positive problem solver and an innovator. We are looking for a strong team player, customer focused with excellent analytical and communication skills. You'll be able to handle multiple projects and have a real eye for detail.

If you have the following knowledge and experience, we want to talk to you:

  • Previous Business partnering or Commercial Finance experience.
  • ACCA or CIMA qualified.
  • Ability to challenge and influence.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Financial data analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience of Manufacturing Accounts (desirable).


Your journey with us:

This is a great opportunity to continue your Finance Business Partnership career with endless career possibilities ahead depending on which direction you wish to follow.

We have an in-house L&D team who facilitate learning from soft skills to bespoke training for your area of expertise. We have supported staff through their professional qualifications and also provided secondment opportunities.

Your career aspirations will be supported and as we grow, the opportunities will only continue!

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:


  • A competitive salary.
  • Company performance bonus.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • 1 day company paid volunteering day
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Business casual dress down policy.
  • Free parking available across all sites.


About us:

We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!

As a private label food manufacturer, our products are sold in Retailers (including - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi) and Foodservice businesses (including McDonald's, Pret and Itsu).

Our manufacturing sites are centres of excellence and have grown significantly since 1994. Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, employing over 1,200 talented individuals that all have a part to play in our success story.

We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects such as Field to Fork and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.

If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!

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