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Finance Manager (Supply Management)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Finance Manager to partner with our Global supply management team. In this role you will support the Global Finance Head, Supply Management in the management Global Supply Management ‘Value-generating’ performance, in areas of Savings management and other Key performance measures, across all 11 Geographic Regions and across the Global procurement teams. You will also provide direct support to the Global Buying teams with regard to financial analysis, modeling etc. in connection with Global procurement contracts, and measurement and review of Global Savings.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone to work across all the different business areas of Sodexo, supporting the global procurement team and undertaking a highly analytical role. This role would suit an experienced finance professional who has experience and exposure to past global roles, change management, streamlining processes who can be a solution provider


Role Responsibility

  • Liaison with Regional Supply Management and Service Operations finance teams to consolidate and manage the Supply Management metrics at Group Level
  • Provides direct support to the Global Buying teams with regard to financial analyses, modelling, contract evaluation, performance measurements
  • Manage the Budget, Forecasting, Actual reporting process as it relates to Savings measurements around the SM function at the Global and Regional level.
  • Manage Savings measurement process,  calculation, reporting and review process,  during the year through various cycles : Forecast, Plan, Actuals  and reporting at Group level, interface with Regions in this respect, and drive coordination between regions/hubs and countries
  • Work with the Group SO finance, and other Group finance  teams, (e.g. FP&A),  to align Global Supply Management KPI, Savings, Inflation reporting responsibilities and be the main liaison between Group and Regions with regard to all Global Supply Management Key performance indicators.
  • Contribute to the definition of widely endorsed SM KPIs, and provide training and coaching to ensure understanding and acceptance of concepts and terminology by SM, SO Finance and FP&A teams, at Group level and in Regions;
  • Support Global Category leaders (Food, SES, and Indirect) in Global contract negotiations, and tracking of performance, etc.; provide financial support during budgeting, forecasting, actual, and reporting of Gross Savings.
  • Under guidance from the Global Finance Head, Supply Management, guarantee open communication with the Finance Community not only in Service Operations, but also within the Regions/ Segments, so that Supply Management’s contribution is well understood and is integrated into Segment plans.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrable professional finance experience at a senior level
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) or QBE
  • Process-oriented individual with emphasis on analytical skills, diligence, accuracy, attention to detail and respect of deadlines
  • Ability to work transversally without authority
  • Ability to make decisions within the realm of Supply Management leadership guidance
  • Ability to work under pressure; think clearly and act decisively, flexible with respect to hours worked
  • Fluency in English mandatory; any other language an advantage.


  • Exposure to Supply Management processes
  • Leadership qualities in a multi-cultural environment
  • Global mindset, international experience and/or exposure an advantage

Package Description

Please note as this is an urgent role we will start interviewing before the close date so if interested please do send your CV in ASAP to avoid disappointment

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defense and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


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