Operations Finance Manager in DS Smith at Hinckley, England, United Kingdom

Website DS Smith

This listing is about DS Smith in Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

About the role

We’re looking for an Operations Finance Manager to join our Packaging division, to support our Operations Finance Business Partner and the team across our four manufacturing sites in our Industrial sector. Within the role, you will provide analysis and insight to support and challenge the business, to facilitate cost control and continual improvement in operational KPIs.

We want you to understand and communicate where and how the business can create value, collaborating with management and looking at ways that we can improve operational performance, providing data and insight into key drivers around cost, productivity, waste and fibre efficiency that will help to influence decision making within the business. You will get involved with site level analysis to understand the performance of specific assets and be involved with the business reporting cycle – month end, forecasting and budgeting.

The role will see you managing the cost modelling process, being responsible for the inputs and data provide by each site, ensuring consistency and accuracy in a timely fashion when attributing costs to assets, supporting our understanding of product profitability and efficiency over time.

You will provide insight to help the teams better understand the drivers of conversion costs, working with finance to champion the drive for working capital, looking at innovative solutions to analyse data differently, and developing good governance processes to enable smooth unit control reviews and internal audits.

You will also assist with the preparation of investment activity programmes, producing the required financials and documentation to support projects, and helping to evaluate our investments through pre and post investment appraisals.


We can offer a hybrid working pattern with this position, with the main site for the role being in Hinckley and occasional travel required to the other Heavy Duty sites in our Industrial cluster (Birmingham, Wirral and Sheerness).

About you

Minimum requirements:

  • Educated to degree level, with an accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)
  • At least one year of post-qualified experience in a finance analysis role
  • A strong understanding of financial management and reporting, financial controls and processes, implementation and governance
  • Highly motivated, collaborative, innovative, confident, able to influence business stakeholders
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment (preferably manufacturing), able to adapt to change and to make quick decisions
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (specifically Excel)


  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension and share scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme and corporate discounts

Company: DS Smith

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Job Location: Hinckley, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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