Thanks for your interest; this position has been filled.

In this role you are responsible for (this does not cover all aspects of the role):

  • Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business products across the 5 Nelipak Europe sites
  • Apply consistent principals to align the product costs across all 5 European sites, ensuring standardization of fixed and variable costs, labour categories and components to allow consistent measurement
  • Develop a methodology for calculating standard routings required for new product development, working closely with production and PD to have cost data aligned with product data
  • Implement cadence of work order management processes at all sites.
  • Implement routine material and production variance analysis for all sites
  • Support the review and investigation of variances at all sites
  • Ensure sufficient remediation actions are taken on variances were necessary
  • Challenge status quo as required at site or regional level
  • Setting annual standard costs for all sites, including material, labour, and overhead rates
  • Communicate reasons for changes in annual inventory valuation, and impact on margins
  • Propose costing changes if required outside of annual updates, with justification to management
  • Ensure adequate reports are available to support business costing analysis (margin reports, absorption variance, production variances)
  • Oversee the understanding by site users of the outputs of the above reports
  • Understand and become a key super user in all aspects of the SAP costing system, including maintaining the Cost Accounting System, and train across the group accordingly
  • Support cycle count report development and lead cycle count metric report and document retention for all sites
  • Support margin reporting and analysis at sites, including leading the periodic reviews of changes in margins for each site.
  • Work closely with other teams such as supply chain and pricing to ensure accurate and timely information for business decisions, being proactive in bringing relevant information to the wider group where relevant
  • Work with CI managers on cost saving initiatives
  • Provide analytical, interpretive, investigative, and advisory services to the business
  • Participate in Annual Budgeting and Forecasting processes.
  • Apply good business acumen and commercial sense to analyse information to provide value added analytics to the management team
  • Present and communicate data professionally
  • Carry out/manage any other projects or tasks as requested by the European Leadership team.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 solid years of Cost Accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or business-related degree desirable
  • Must have a strong Cost systems background
  • Excellent analytical and Excel skills
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working within a Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with SAP a plus
  • Experience working with Engineering and Manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards


Please e-mail your CV together with a Cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria to by 12noon on Friday 10 February 2023.