Commercial Analyst, Neogen – Ayr
May 11, 2023
Ayr, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Ayr
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


The Company

Neogen provides a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only helping to protect the world’s food supply, but also enabling their customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than they could before.

With a wide-ranging portfolio across food safety, animal safety, life sciences, and genomics, providing a product or service is only part of the journey — Neogen believe we’re all in this together and their partnerships make them and their industries stronger.

Most recently, in September 2022, Neogen announced that it had completed its merger with 3M’s Food Safety business to create an innovative leader in the food safety sector with a comprehensive product range and a strategic focus on the category’s long-term growth opportunities.

Based in beautiful offices at a country estate near Ayr, the team supports the European, Middle Eastern, African and Indian (EMEAI) territories for Neogen Corporation, a top performing NASDAQ listed business employing over 2,000 people worldwide. Hybrid working and flexibility are now embedded in the way Neogen do business.

The business’s culture combines stability with a deep belief in providing professional and personal growth. Neogen’s Pillars of Trust – the principles which guide everyday decision-making, include Openness, Honesty, Credibility, Respect, and Service. It’s the belief in these characteristics that provide a consistent, happy and healthy work environment for employees.


The Role

Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Reports to: FP&A Manager

Location: Ayr

Neogen is seeking to recruit a Commercial Analyst. This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially focused accountant to join a fast-paced, acquisitive, growing business. This role forms part of a newly created FP&A function which is likely to grow and evolve over time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain monthly revenue and margin reporting; identify trends and variances to the budget
  • Prepare product cost reports and support the analysis of product cost changes
  • Support profitability analysis for products, customers, Business Units
  • Support annual budget process
  • Assist in driving improvements in existing reporting processes and tools
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for data/information/analysis
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in reporting across all businesses
  • Support with other ad-hoc projects across the wider finance team


The Individual

For this position, Neogen is looking to appoint an accountant with experience in a manufacturing business preferably. Cost accounting or margin analysis exposure will also be highly advantageous.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience of product costing and gross margin analysis in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong reporting skills with ability to collect, organise and analyse significant amounts of data from multiple sources
  • Strong Excel skills – confident user of Vlookups & pivots
  • Experience of working in a large scale company environment is desirable

Key Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Pragmatic and approachable in nature
  • Self-motivated and capable of developing the role over time
  • Has the ability to form strong working relationships remotely across multiple sites
  • Flexibility to plan and prioritise a diverse workload
  • Attention to detail
  • A desire to challenge and improve processes



Basic Salary: £Competitive

Company Pension:

  • 0-2 years of service - Employee contribution: 5%, Employer contribution: 4%
  • During 2-5 years of service - Employer contribution rises to 5%
  • After 5 years of service – Employee contribution: 6%, Employer contribution: 6%

Holiday Entitlement: 23 days plus 8 bank holidays. This rises to 24 days after one year of service, 25 days after two years of service and 27 days after 5 years of service

Healthcare: Subsidised Private Medical cover

Further Benefits: Cycle2Work scheme and enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave

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