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Purchasing and Finance Manager

  • £50,000/yr
  • London

Position: Purchasing and Finance Manager

Location: London, England

Package: £50,000/yr

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to join an established food business. Our client is looking for someone who has a mix of financial/accounting experience as well as purchasing/supply chain experience, ideally from a food background.

Finance and Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Maintain comprehensive financial records, overseeing day-to-day commercial documentation and bookkeeping protocols.
  • Generate Monthly Management Accounts following prescribed Profit and Loss (P&L) and Balance Sheet formats.
  • Take ownership of budget and forecast models for internal and external review.
  • Effectively manage cashflow by ensuring timely collection of debtor book and overseeing creditor ledger payments.
  • Handle insurance coverage and costs.
  • Manage foreign currency exposure.
  • Oversee order processing and invoice production.
  • Establish and maintain demand planning systems to control raw material purchases and production output.
  • Provide costings for both in-house and externally sourced products.
  • Negotiate and collaborate with suppliers.
  • Maintain accuracy in stock record keeping, rotation, and picking disciplines to minimize stock losses.
  • Liaise with outsourced support to uphold Health and Safety best practices and maintain record-keeping disciplines.
  • Support machinery and facility quality through the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules and practices.
  • Optimize inbound transport and customer delivery schedules to reduce costs and enhance efficiency and customer service.
  • Oversee payroll and contribute to the development and maintenance of HR policies, handbooks, job descriptions, and appraisal and bonus structures.
  • Ensure commercial contractual legal security throughout the business.
  • Collaborate with outsourced support to establish and maintain a secure and recoverable IT hardware infrastructure.
  • Evaluate and implement software solutions that enhance customer service and productivity, ensuring ongoing effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain a KPI infrastructure for performance and cost control.
  • Provide sales analysis and associated systems to support business development.
  • Deliver ad-hoc reports, analyses, performance data, and record-keeping as needed.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proficient in bookkeeping, including Bill of Materials (BoM) assembly and sales invoicing
  • Experience in delivering Monthly Management Accounts and KPI dashboards.
  • Capability to produce Financial Forecasts (P&L, B/S & Cashflows).
  • Expertise in purchasing disciplines, ideally including demand planning and batch cost modelling.
  • Strong understanding of inventory software systems and manufacturing processes.
  • Exposure to broader HR and IT responsibilities
  • Analytical acumen
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