Assistant 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.

The Assistant Finance Business Partner is responsible for all cost optimisation and financial reporting activities for the Packing Section in the Factory. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Business partner to the Packing 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)
  • Produce weekly financial data
  • Responsible for supporting and challenging budget holders. Preparing detailed annual budgets and monitoring performance against these targets


What are the ingredients needed for this role?

  • Experience in a previous finance role, maybe an internship, grad scheme or you have recently finished an apprenticeship and are looking for that next step!
  • A passion for engaging stakeholders outside of finance - Talking numbers to people outside of finance in an engaging manner!
  • Analytical approach to solving problems and creating solutions
  • Engages and collaborates with others
  • Natural drive to achieve both individual and business results with a commercial focus
  • Strategic thinker
  • Adapts and shows resilience if faced with adversity
  • Brings innovative ideas and insights

Nice to have but not essential

  • A degree in Finance/Business/Accounting/Economics (This is not a must) or equivalent vocational experience
  • Strong IT skills in Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP.

Additional Information

This role internally is known as a controller

At Jacobs Douwe Egberts we’re inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Here in the UK & Ireland we are known for leading coffee brands including Kenco, L’Or and Tassimo. With associates spread across 3 locations in Hurley (nr Maidenhead), Banbury and Dublin.

This position is based at our Manufacturing site in Banbury. The Assistant Finance Business Partner is part of the Finance team who form a key part of the wider Manufacturing function. The Manufacturing function ensures the integration of all key business processes from supplier to customers, green coffee beans to award winning coffee. The team covers sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and planning processes, they ensure optimal alignment between demand and supply at a global scale.