Rutherford Cross retained by Baxters Food Group to appoint a Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis to join the team

Baxters Food Group is a fourth generation privately owned entrepreneurial business which specialises in the manufacturing of premium quality, primarily branded, food products. The Group’s product range includes soup, beetroot, chutney, condiments, preserves and meal options. Baxters has been in operation since 1868 and a lot has changed since then, but their dedication to making only the best quality products has always been at the core of everything they do. The Baxters brand has grown from a humble village store to a global brand with a turnover of over £500m.

Baxters now finds its products being sold in major supermarket chains such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and many more, which has contributed to the large-scale growth of the business. Baxters’ Head Quarters is situated just off Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, and oversees the UK & Global operation is based in Fochabers, where this opportunity sits.

A new vacancy has arisen within Baxters which represents an excellent opportunity to join their Group Finance team, based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will report directly to the CFO with regular interaction with the wider international finance team and various other key senior stakeholders within the business, including the group board, strategic business units and external advisors.

The position is best suited to someone who is looking to get involved with a large-scale business and someone who can bring new ideas to the table. This role will involve strategic oversight of the budgeting process, where the successful individual will present to the Board of Directors and Executive Management Team. The role will also take ownership of an in-depth analysis of information, as well as development of long-term annual forecasts.

The Head of Financial Planning requires a qualified accountant with a well-developed emotional and social competence growth mindset with experience in operating and interacting at executive board level. This individual will demonstrate proven FP&A experience with a sound technical understanding of finance and IT systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven, commercially minded Accountant to play a key role in the continued growth of a market-leading business at a senior capacity.

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