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Finance Analyst - Logistics

Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The Role


  • Iconic Australian FMCG company – High profile brands
  • Opportunity to participate in Cross Functional projects
  • Mentone Based – Onsite parking 


An exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our Supply Chain team as our Financial Analyst. Reporting to the Supply Chain Finance Manager, you will provide analysis, advice and recommendation in relation to Logistics. Lead and coordinate the planning and budgeting process and preparation of various management reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Ensure effective reporting and control of financial transactions, including capital expenditure. Evaluate new business opportunities across Logistics by developing business cases and analysing proposals.

What will you do


  • Support Logistics in development and validation of productivity opportunities, capital initiatives and strategic projects
  • Provide best in class business partnering to our logistics team
  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning, reporting and processes
  • Assist in the delivery of weekly, EOM, forecasts and budgets for Logistics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of customer, consumer, competitor and market impacts on our business
  • Participate in the monthly Sales & Operating Planning (S&OP) process, analysing and forecasting financial implications for Logistics
  • Oversee end to end control of all freight standards
  • Provide financial insight and governance with regards to capital projects and productivity for Logistics
  • Support the development and execution of strategies and projects
  • Build internal relationships across the business to help facilitate information flow and decision making
  • Preparation of sound balance sheet reconciliations, post capital audits, Fixed asset and inventory stock takes and audits

What will you bring


  • Experience in FMCG, Supply Chain preferable, Logistics considered favourably
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial information systems, JDE/SAP preferred
  • CPA qualified or working towards this
  • Experience with EOM, budget and business case development processes
  • Strong financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex issues
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and influence others with strong communication skills


As an Accounting professional, you will bring sound financial management skills such as balance sheet reconciliations, capital expenditure and product costings.  You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of financial information systems and have strong Excel skills. Your proactive nature and strong work ethic will allow you to work well within a team environment.



  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services


If this sounds like you, please apply online today. Applications close on the 2nd July 2021.

Job Requisition ID: 5051 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, 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. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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