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Peterborough, UK
Closing Date:
27 May 2019

Head of Commercial Finance - Co-products

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Following a recent change in the structure of the Finance Team to align to AB Connect, a new exciting Head of Finance opportunity has arisen.  This is a stretching role, which will require strategic expertise in managing a high volume, low margin products and also financial governance in terms of risk management and financial controls.  This role with work closely with the senior commercial team and will be responsible for delivering major change projects over the next three years.

AB Connect is the market leading UK animal feed business with over 720 staff and operates at the heart of British food and farming.  We have earned our place at the farmhouse table, and increasingly work with farmers and producers to support and drive the change needed to meet the demands of the industry.  We sell feed stocks to the Ruminant and AD channels through the Trident, KW  and Amur brands.  We are entrepreneurial by nature and our business presents a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to make a real difference.

Reporting directly to Tania Joyce, Finance Director and strong relationships with the Business Unit Directors, the successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Proven success in leading improved commercial performance

  • The intellect and bandwidth to work effectively across strategic and operational dimensions of the role, multiple projects and issues in a busy, fast-paced environment

  • Change orientation and adaptability; able to shift gear when required 

  • High energy, a desire to drive performance and go the extra mile

  • Strong interpersonal skills, to support, influence and constructively challenge business partners

  • A track record of inspiring, building and leading teams in order to get the best of those in them

  • Strong technical competence to ensure all aspects of financial management & control are in place with right level of rigor, including financial control, risk management and compliance

Skills & Experience
  • A qualified Accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Some travel inside the UK
About The Company
AB Connect offers nutrition and feed manufacture expertise through a range of businesses to help farmers, producers and businesses all along UK food and farming supply chain. Based in Peterborough (UK), AB Connect is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc.  For more information please go to http://www.abconnect.co.uk/
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