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Job Description

Mars Food Australia is one of Australia’s leading food manufacturers and in our growing business, more than 300 people known as Associates create 600 products under iconic food brands, including MasterFoods®, DOLMIO®, KAN TONG® and UNCLE BEN'S®.


Mars Food’s purpose is to create Better Food Today for a Better World Tomorrow. With a Mars Food product in more than 80% of Australian homes, we aim to make a positive difference to our consumers and communities through tasty, healthy and easy meals that bring people together.


In 2016, Mars Australia was rated #18 in the BRW Great Place to Work list, awarded for its wellbeing program and associate benefits, professional training and development, recognition culture, volunteerism, employee rewards and research and development.

There is an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team as the Commercial Manager- Masterfoods. As the financial co-pilot for the Growth Team, you will support the delivery of the growth, earnings and cash objectives of the business.


Through collaborative partnerships and a strong understanding of the drivers of growth of our Brands, Categories and Customers, you will support the development of plans to unlock sustainable growth and maximise the effectiveness of our promotional strategies and brand investment (ATL & BTL). You will provide accurate and timely information to the Growth Team, continuously improve the processes of reporting and analysis and continue to foster a strong controls environment.

Key responsbillities include;

  • Preparing period end & year end forecasts for Trade Expenditure and Net Sales
  • Providing feedback & analysis for Budget Owners on opportunities and recommend actions to deliver business targets.
  • Finance co-pilot for the broader Growth Team and specifically the Masterfoods portfolio by assisting in the category analysis, modelling of growth plans and development of category strategies
  • Support our innovation funnel and modelling financial returns on projects
  • Working with Sales to develop Pricing and Promotional strategy
  • Providing financial input into steps 2, 4 & 5 of the S&OP process
  • Ensuring that the systems, processes & controls in place in the Market Finance area are working adequately & that the information provided is accurate, timely & relevant for end-users
  • Leading the Order to Cash process to drive continuous improvement in this area

Strong experience in Management Accounting, ideally within the FMCG industry as well as CPA/ CA and relevant teritary qualifications are essential for this role. It is your ability to build relationships, influence mulitple stakeholders and use your curious nature to drive results that will see you sucessful as a key business partner..


At Mars Food Australia, we foster a passion for food and aim to create an environment where people can be at their best.


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About Mars

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company founded in 1911 and employing more than 65,000 associates at over 370 sites, including 135 factories, in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global sales of more than $28 billion annually and operating in six business segments: Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience. These segments produce some of the world's leading brands: Chocolate - M&M'S(r), SNICKERS(r), DOVE(r), GALAXY(r), MARS(r), MILKY WAY(r) and TWIX(r) Petcare - PEDIGREE(r), WHISKAS(r), SHEBA(r), CESAR(r), NUTRO(r), GREENIES(r), and ROYAL CANIN(r); Wrigley - ORBIT(r), EXTRA(r), STARBURST(r), DOUBLEMINT(r) and SKITTLES(r); Food - UNCLE BEN'S(r), DOLMIO(r), EBLY(r), MASTERFOODS(r) and SEEDS OF CHANGE(r); Drinks - KLIX(r) and FLAVIA(r); Symbioscience - WISDOM PANEL(tm), SERAMIS(r), CIRKUHEALTH(tm) and COCOAPRO(r).

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