Finance Business Partner

Date: 28 May 2024

Location: Auckland, NZ, 1061

Company: Simplot

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. 

Culture and Benefits


Fueled by our Purpose to Contribute to Feeding our World, we imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as One Simplot and are guided by our shared values:


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging health and wellbeing programs
  • Diverse leadership development programs and professional development support
  • Employee reward and recognition program
  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted health insurance and gym memberships
  • Novated car leasing agreements
  • Income protection insurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

About our role


Our Auckland team have a Commercial Finance Business Partner role supporting the Simplot New Zealand business. You will provide support and back-up to the Commercial Finance Manager – Emerging Channels. With a key focus on implementing best in class pricing analysis, coupled with recommendations and value-add commercial insights, you will improve the quality of decision making in revenue management and reporting, and contribute to shaping strategy creation and delivery and contribute to Executive Reporting.


Working in partnership with the wider team in Simplot NZ, you’ll support and advise on strategic and operational decision-making to improve business performance and drive value generation. Leaning into your expertise in Blueshift or a similar TPM system, you will bring practical integrated commercial financial planning knowledge, enabling the business to make informed decisions tactically and operationally from large data sets, and ultimately driving profitability and improving our customer relationships.

What you will do


Revenue management:

  • Maintain accuracy of revenue management reports and dashboards (BI, Blueshift TPM and Excel)
  • Automate maintenance of Revenue Management Tool Kit to save time and increase immediacy of data
  • Develop reporting, insights and recommendations on the optimal mix of trade spend to achieve the appropriate margin pool for Simplot and its Customers
  • Leverage a combination of business information sources (eg. scan, panel, shopper intelligence, catalogue, display support etc) and external market indicators to create a revenue management “toolkit”.

Business Partnering:

  • Support the retail sales team through customer negotiations
  • Development of tracking of customer P&L’s
  • Lead the governance process of pricing plans
  • Provide support and recommendations for promotional mechanics optimisation.

Sales & Operational planning:

  • Develop robust financial modelling to support the delivery of commercial value
  • Provide analyses, evaluations and implications of key learnings that will be applied in the development of future best practices.

Budgeting & forecasting:

  • Support the overall Commercial budgeting and monthly forecasting processes (S&OP) for the channel though Revenue Management initiatives.

About you


You will demonstrate solid commercial budgeting experience completing planning, forecasting  and dashboard reporting (BI, Blueshift TPM and Excel). You will be proactive in identifying insights from large data sets and seek opportunities to improve commercial (sales) and operational performance outcomes.

Whilst commercial FMCG experience is preferred, your ability to engage with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, collaborate deeply and broadly, coupled with your commitment to self development will set you apart in the field. Your financial qualification will be highly desirable, but not essential.

If this sounds like you, then please apply online now!  Please note applicant screening and interviews may commence prior to the closing date.


Applications close Sunday 16th June AEST 2024.




Job Requisition ID: 18822 

Travel Required: Less than 10% 
Pay Grade: Global Grade 4 

Location(s): SNZ Office - Auckland 

Country: New Zealand 


**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**