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Commercial Finance Business Partner

Date: 19-Apr-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


  • Direct report to the Finance Manager - Category
  • Provide key business insights to deliver strategic direction
  • Trusted Business Partner to the Head of Category


Due to business growth we have now have a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Finance Business Partner to join our dynamic and growing business. 

What will you do


  • Partner with the Head of Category in the development of long term growth plans through exemplary finance leadership
  • Key player in the development and execution of the category strategy
  • Provide commercial insights on the drivers of category performance and profitability
  • Co-ordinate and manage the long range financial plan for the category, including the accurate capture of commercial assumptions in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Support the  Strategy team in building long term plans (3 – 10 year projections) for future investments and monitor progress against those priorities 
  • Provide analysis, evaluations and implications of key learnings that will be applied in the development of future best practices
  • Identify and adopt process simplification and cost efficiencies for the category
  • Build the finance brand across the wider division and provide thought leadership on matters impacting financial performance

What will you bring


  • Finance professional with tertiary qualifications in Accounting/Business, who holds a CPA qualification (or is studying towards CPA)
  • You will bring sound financial management skills and will have an ability to understand and analyse detailed financial information, which results in well-reasoned decision making
  • Strong understanding of financial information systems and databases, with strong excel and financial modelling skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to build robust relationships
  • Your proactive nature and strong work ethic will allow you to work well within a team environment, and your analysis and communication skills will be important
  • Commercial FMCG / Retail experience preferred

Benefits and Culture


  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Careers
  • A 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 7th May 2021.

Job Requisition ID: 4488 

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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