Operations Analyst

Operations Analyst Northampton, England

Butcher's Pet Care
Full Time Northampton, England 30000 - 12.04 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Our Background:

Butcher’s Pet Care is a family owned business, with a proud heritage in farming and the meat industry. We make natural foods for pets, which we sell under 3 core brands, as well as producing private label products for major retailers in the UK. The majority of our turnover is in the UK, however we have a subsidiary in Poland that serves the Central European market, and have just established a subsidiary in Shanghai, to look at opportunities in China.

Our core Dog Brand, “Butcher’s”, is the leading UK brand in wet dog food, and underwent a major re-brand in 2018/2019, bringing our values of natural nutrition to the fore, and repositioning it in the minds of our loyal consumers. At the end of 2018, we launched a new Super Premium Cat Brand, “Blink!”, that delivers a 100% shredded meat product, produced entirely from British meat. This complements our existing “Classic” range for cats that is still sold in a number of UK retailers.

We have made a significant investment into our factory in Crick, Northamptonshire, readying the business for expansion, and the launch/re-launch of the brands as above. We have recruited a new leadership team, and replaced key roles in the business, bringing in new skills from outside the industry to step-change our operations. We are now at a crucial point in our journey, where we have the pieces in place for significant growth, and need to drive the business forward, building an efficient, forward-facing business that becomes the go-to for consumers looking to make healthy choices for their pet.

Team overview:

Business decisions are based on facts, and a strong Finance Function team is at the heart of the business. Our finance function has recently been split into two: Financial Control and FP&A. The relatively new FP&A function is a high performing team who is valued by our business. It concentrates on business partnering and driving an analytical culture, which improves decision making and helps us uncover ways of improving our business model – a relentless focus on making things better.

The team has the responsibility of creating a set of analytical tools that help our business leaders understand how the different areas of our business are performing. They will use these tools to uncover opportunities, and take a hands-on approach, looking at all aspects of our operation – both in the UK and overseas markets and in our factory and office environments. As a manufacturing business, with a large on-site food factory, understanding our products, production cost base, the variables and how to drive efficiency, is key. This isn’t just about writing reports; it is a focus on driving change, challenging our existing thinking, and making a tangible difference to the business.

As an Operations Analyst your role will involve

· Assisting the FP&A Manager in profiling, manipulating, analysing and presenting data, both financial and non-financial, that will help drive an understanding and in turn challenge our current processes

· To help do the above, you will be instrumental in providing support with the on-going development of the business’ ERP Tool (IFS) which will empower the business to take key decisions

· Liaising and partnering with relevant teams within Supply Chain and Purchasing, to assemble, validate and analyse the data before it is presented

· Connecting thinking together – recognising interdependencies and inconsistencies within the datasets

· Providing support across the business to assist with managing the system data structure across system sources (i.e. IFS ERP).

To be successful in this role you will need the following experience and skills

We are completely open to past background, however consider the following aspects to be important:

· Experience working within an Operations/Manufacturing background ideal not essential;

· Highly driven and motivated, a quick learner;

· Keen to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into things;

· Working knowledge of Finance preferred but not essential;

· Experience of analysing large data sets with data analysis tools;

· Ability to create implement and create new processes

What you will get in return

There are ambitious plans for the company and Finance, specifically FP&A, will play a vital role in seeing them come to fruition. You will have the opportunity of being part of this and the excitement of being part of a company on the cusp of great change.

You will also get a competitive salary, plus pension and staff discount.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00 per year


  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Northampton, NN6 7TZ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

About Butcher's Pet Care

Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable
Size: 201 to 500 Employees
Type: Company - Private
Website: www.butchersdogfood.co.uk/wp

Operations Analyst
Butcher's Pet Care

Warsaw, Poland
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Private
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