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Finance Operations Lead

City:  Kingston upon Hull

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.


Our Finance team is not just another department; we're strategic partners and catalysts for change, who use our expertise to drive sustainable growth and create and protect value for Reckitt.

With a strong emphasis on cross-functional collaboration and partnership, our inclusive, diverse and energised team breaks down traditional barriers, enabling you to thrive in a dynamic environment where you and your ideas matter.

From leveraging insights and analysis to make data-driven decisions - to spearheading sustainable business practices that contribute to consistent and reliable business growth - we are unwaveringly passionate about making a meaningful impact, and always doing the right thing.

About the role

Here's your chance to play a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape of a global leader in a brand new role. As the Operational Finance Lead for Reckitt, you're not just crunching numbers; you're fuelling decisions that enhance our operational excellence and profitability. You'll work closely with the heart of our supply chain, providing insights that drive strategic actions and improve our gross margin. With your expertise, we can streamline our supply and procurement process, yielding high-impact results that resonate across our global market. If impacting the financial direction of an innovative company excites you, we want you on board.

Your responsibilities

-Business partner with operational and business support managers to prepare budgets and forecast, proactively highlight any risks and opportunities. Work with managers to challenge variance analysis and drive efficiencies and improvements.

-Responsible for coordination of Hull conversion cost to report costs and provide detailed explanation on key variances to plan, forecasts latest views and flash.

-Review, analyse and issue weekly reports on labour for Hull site and mid-month updates for all areas and monthly reports with detailed variance analysis.

-Productivity lead for Hull site and responsible for tracking in year savings for all improvements initiatives and proposals.

-Support the on-going development of the Operational Finance team; 5 direct reports. 

-Responsible for review and challenge on material variances for waste, stock write off’s and bill of material changes. To be included in weekly KPI report with sufficient detail and analysis.

-Support on evaluation of related Capital Expenditure to ensure that return on capital expenditure is maximised, and to manage the Capital expenditure process in conjunction with the Engineering team.

The experience we're looking for

-Fully qualified accountant; CIMA (preferable)

-Experience\working knowledge of key manufacturing topics – Material and Manufacturing Variances, Fixed Costs reviews etc, labour analysis

-Proven experience of managing a team

-Strong IT skills, covering SAP based accounting systems and Excel

-Good interpersonal skills

-Team management experience

The skills for success

Business Acumen, Investment Analysis, Budgeting & Forecasting, Project Management, Improve business processes, Accounting principles, Financial Reporting, Internal controls, Financial analysis and reporting, Stakeholder engagement and influence, Strategic thinking, Risk management, Relationship management.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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