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Peterborough, UK
Closing Date:
26 Sep 2019

Head of Commercial Finance – Feed Ingredients

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Following the launch of the AB Connect strategy, which proposes a clear direction for changing the future of Agriculture for the better and we have been working to create one unified AB Connect business with two commercial channels being Feed Ingredients and Compounds.  This new and exciting role as Head of Commercial Finance for Feed Ingredients in AB Connect, will take a leading role in consolidating three divisions into one and building a new aligned commercial model for the Feed Ingredients channel. 

This  stretching role will require strong commercial and strategic expertise in managing high volume, low margin products, tight working capital management and strong financial governance in terms of risk management and financial controls.  You will work closely with the Feed Ingredients Management Team providing commercial insight and challenge to drive business performance, with the Feed Ingredients team to simplify and align business processes and systems and support the delivering major change projects.

AB Connect is the market leading UK animal feed business with a turnover of c£1bn, supplying over 4m tonnes of feed, with over 700 staff.  We operate at the heart of British food and farming and have  earned our place at the farmhouse table, increasingly working with farmers and producers to support and drive the change needed to meet the demands of the industry.  In the Feed Ingredients channel we support the production of 1 in 3 pints of milk and in the Compound channel we feed 1 in 3 chickens in the UK.  We are entrepreneurial by nature and our business presents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference.

Skills & Experience

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

  • Proven success in leading improved performance across both Commercial function.
  • The intellect and bandwidth to work effectively across the strategic pillars of the business with multiple projects and issues in a busy, complex 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.
  • 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.
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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