Finance Business Partner - Manufacturing

Finance Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

The Banbury Coffee Manufacturing plant is one of the leading plants in JDE’s global manufacturing network, producing and packing Instant Coffee and Tassimo Discs for some of the best known and loved coffee brands including Kenco, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Maxwell House and Jacobs.  With a cost base of approximately £60m, the Plant Finance team play a key role in controlling costs.

As well as providing financial control, the Finance team acts as a key business partner to the Plant Leadership Team ensuring that the Plant achieves its objectives and delivers against Budget.

This role is perfect for someone still qualifying or just recently qualified who is looking for their first Finance Partnership role. It will give you the exposure with key stakeholder, allow you to build those relations and really own a business unit. Setting you up for success in your future finance career 

The Finance business Partner is responsible for all cost optimisation and financial reporting activities for their section in the plant.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Business partner to the Section Manager, influencing decision making and driving a cost-conscious culture
  • Using data to provide financial insight and identify tactical and strategic risks and opportunities
  • Drive continuous improvement in existing processes (both financial and non-financial)
  • Partnering with wider manufacturing leaders on change initiatives and wider manufacturing projects
  • Responsibility for Head count cost controls


  • Management accountant experience - recently qualified or minimum 1 year away from qualification 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop and nurture relationships
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to manage own workload and work at speed and under pressure
  • Sound financial and commercial acumen with the ability to challenge and influence decision making in a positive way
  • Ability to present/explain financial data to non-financial individuals
  • Intermediate plus Excel skills (VLOOKUPS, PIVOTS, SUMIFS)

Nice to have:

  • SAP knowledge, especially in Financial Accounting (FI) and Cost Centre Accounting (CO).
  • Manufacturing finance experience.

Additional Information

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.