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Finance Business Partner - Operations

Division: Sales & Distribution

Location: Banbury

Would you like the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest brands?

DCS Group provides our customers with an innovative and unrivalled supply of market leading branded products, by being the trusted supply chain partner and manufacturer of FMCG brands.

We have expanded over 27 years to fulfil more of our customers' needs and now comprises of several business divisions. We are consumer insight and data-led in everything we do, and pride ourselves on taking the time to intimately understand our customers.

Our Sales & Distribution division are experts in UK retail, wholesale and specialist routes to market. Working in tandem with our Co-Packing division to provide consumer and customer relevant packaging solutions. Our Export division distributes market leading British FMCG brands internationally. In addition, our Manufacturing division proudly makes Health & Beauty products here in Britain at our 100,000 square foot factory.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable Finance Business Partner – Operations, to join us on a permanent, full-time basis working 40 hours per week within our Finance Division on site in Banbury.

As Finance Business Partner - Operations, your duties will include:

Core Responsibilities:

Supporting the Head of Operations in detailed analysis on performance, cost management, forecasting, and budgeting with daily, live and fluid interactions.

Daily KPI Monitoring – identifying and sharing risks or concerns, agreeing relevant corrective actions as required:

Labour Cost analysis and performance variances to forecast/budget.

Transport costs analysis and efficiencies, ensuring optimisation

Month end & Reporting

Key player in the Month end Process delivering to internal reporting deadlines, including but not limited to processing journals; investigating variances to forecast/budget; review with Head of Operations and presentation to Senior Management

Weekly reporting of in month/quarter performance expectations.

Adhoc data analysis, reporting and presentation requests

Supporting the preparation of reports and presentations in advance of Board Meeting


Forecasting cost expectations based on in month/quarter shipment forecasts

Working alongside the Head of Operations to prepare the annual budget and presentation to Senior Management

Innovative Thinking

Working within Finance but a key player in the Operations Team, challenging and raising appropriate efficiency and automation recommendations.

Promoting a process improvement environment across the business, identifying inefficiencies, suggesting and implementing improvements

Ability to use advanced Excel and Power BI to analyse, manipulate and present data effectively

What we are looking for in our ideal:

  • Part/Fully Qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Intermediate level of Word & Outlook
  • High level of numerical ability and accuracy
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent time management, prioritizing and organizing skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships at all levels across the business
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as demonstrating own initiative
  • Self-motivated and able to make decisions
  • Flexible to change
  • Problem solving skills with a pro-active can do attitude
  • Prepared to ‘hit the ground running’.


Core benefits of working for DCS Group:

As a family business, we place a great deal of importance on the well-being and happiness of our staff and the benefits they can enjoy.

· Life Cover

· Pension

· Medical Cash Plan

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Well-being

· Subsidised Cafe including free breakfast

· Staff Shop

· Social Events


There’s no place quite like DCS Group and we’re proud of that, which is all down to the people who work here. If you want to be part of our expanding company which offers exciting opportunities for career progression, we would love to hear from you!

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