Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by First Milk to appoint a Forecasting & Treasury Analyst

First Milk is a wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative. The business produces award-winning cheddar, regional cheeses and dairy ingredients, and market fresh milk through collaborative milk sourcing and supply chain management services.

Following significant change in recent times, the business was able to report another year of solid progress, for the year ending March 2018.  First Milk has a clear strategy in place to grow its cheese business and develop its fresh milk business, that provides milk sourcing services through long-term customer partnerships and growing sales volumes.

First Milk’s biggest cheese customer is Oruna, which supplies more than 40% of the hard cheese sold in British retailers and the largest buyer of cheese in the UK.  First Milk has played a pivotal role in strengthening Ornua’s relationship with Sainsbury and helping securing new business.

First Milk has a key strategic partnership with Nestle, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.  The business has been working with them for more than 13 years and is their largest UK supplier.

The Forecasting & Treasury Analyst is a key role within the company’s finance function, working closely with the Head of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  This is a newly created post will ensure that responsibility is taken for the delivery of budgets and quarterly forecasts, as well as the proactive analysis of long-term cash flow.

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