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Principal Financial Analyst


Posted 24/12/2020

Negotiable depending on skills and experience

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Job Description

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £40-£50,000 depending on Experience

Job Elements

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for operationalizing quarterly and annual business plans, including the bottoms-up analysis of material and vendor spend, financial model development, and ad hoc analysis in conjunction with procurement, sourcing, site operations finance, and finance leadership.
  • Partner with finance, operations, and site leaders to provide meaningful weekly, monthly, and quarterly analysis that enables the team to hit cost and profitability commitments.
  • Business Analysis - including the examination of financial drivers behind raw materials, suppliers, and vendors to support drivers of cost reduction, scale, productivity, efficiency, and overall performance.
  • Build financial models to assist in creation of make / buy decisions
  • Partner with indirect leaders in analysis of category strategy management, vendor negotiation plans, RFP development, and internal dashboard and operational process creation
  • Assist with the annual operating plan process, ensuring that plans are aligned with management expectations and captured accurately in the financial reporting system
  • Other ad hoc requests as needed; e.g. AP performance analysis, reconciliation of project database and ledger, vendor health checks, new product launches, etc.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS degree in Finance, Business, Accountancy or Economics
  • 6+ years’ experience in Finance, within Manufacturing or Supply Chain Operations role
  • 4+ years’ experience supporting a manufacturing organization as a finance business partner a plus
  • Proven analytical skills and proficient computer skills, especially with Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Database and Business Objects experience a plus
  • Life Sciences/Biotech experience is desirable but not essential

Company Information

With over a total of over 75 years of recruitment experience in one office our knowledge of the South Wales recruitment market is unprecedented. Since 1992 Petrie Recruitment has striven to provide the highest levels of service through a culture of integrity and honesty. Operating from a central Cardiff office, the small but highly experienced team of recruitment professionals aim to provide the right people with the right jobs in the right time scales. Privately owned by Paul and Deborah Harris since 2004 when they successfully completed a management buy out from the founder Lillian Petrie upon her retirement. Since that date the owner-managers have worked hard to instil a culture of “sales through service”. Petrie Recruitment does not follow the industry norm of “sales, sales, sales” rather the belief that if you satisfy your existing customers then growth will come naturally. As a company we can service all industry sectors from highly regulated multi-nationals through to new start-ups. Geographically we believe it is important to know the area being serviced in order to truly understand candidates backgrounds and factors such as commuting times, for this reason we work exclusively in the South Wales area. In summary Petrie Recruitment is the small, but perfectly formed, partner of choice for recruitment within South Wales.

Key Facts
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  • Head Office:

    Oddfellows House, 19 Newport Road, Cardiff

  • Number of staff:


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