This globally operating manufacturing business is looking to appoint a Group Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager for one of their divisions based near Southampton. This is a visible and influential job role that has arisen as a result of internal promotion and development.This company provides diverse products to a varied customer base and operates at the forefront of the industry, consistently challenging the norm and adopting a continuous improvement culture. This job will require you to work across the business providing challenge, insight and analysis to aid business performance.You will be a fully qualified finance professional (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with previous experience operating in a similar Financial Planning, FP&A or Commercial Finance Manager role. Key duties tasked within this job role include but not limited to:- Acting as Finance Business partner to the wider business, providing accurate financial information and insight in order to achieve business performance targets as well as opportunities for improvement.- Play a key role in support of customer bids and capex proposals.- Work with the finance team in the development of strategic financial planning, budgets and forecasts ensuring targets are translated effectively to the business.- Play a key role in the sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process.You will possess a sound technical financial skill set ideally gained initially from Practice and a proven Financial Planning & Analysis background. In addition you must also be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and coordinate strategic plans, forecasts, objective setting and analysis.This is a hands on finance role that manages one direct report and reports into the Finance Director. Critical to the success of this role is the ability to successfully communicate and translate finance to a varied audience with differing levels of finance knowledge and seniority.This is a truly excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to join a company that not only offers an attractive salary and benefits package but a track record of promoting internally.SM - AgyCandidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.