Commercial Finance Manager - Bristol

£Competitive - Financial Planning & Analysis
Ref: 476 Date Posted: Thursday 02 Dec 2021
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Coyne & Associates is delighted to be supporting Yeo Valley Farms ( with the appointment of a Commercial Finance Manager in a newly created role.  With a high performing and collaborative culture, now is an exciting time to join Yeo Valley Farms.


About Yeo Valley Farms

Farming in the Somerset Valley since 1961, Yeo Valley is 100% Yeoganic, going the extra country mile to look after our land and livestock. The organisation is all about great taste the right way, making delicious dairy including Natural, Greek Style, fruited, children’s and Top Notch Yeogurts, proper butter, milk, ice cream and frozen Yeogurt, as well as fruit compotes.  Instantly recognisable as a brand, the business has also been awarded the Ethical Trade certification for supporting British organic dairy farms by The Soil Association.

Yeo Valley is a family of businesses, this role is working within the Yeo Valley Farms Group which comprises of the Services (Finance, HR, Governance and IT), Property, Associates and Marketing teams. Other businesses in the family are Holt Farms Ltd (where the Yeo story began) and Yeo Valley Production (where the products are made).

Yeo Valley Farms is headquartered in Blagdon which is 14 miles from Bristol City Centre and located on the northern edge of the Mendip Hills overlooking Blagdon Lake.  The Headquarters are set in beautiful rural surroundings and boasts an unrivalled and unforgettable working environment offering a sensible work-life balance.  Offering a hybrid working pattern of 3-2- days in the office-home, Yeo Valley Farms presents a compelling move for a highly charged commercial finance professional.


Working for the I&S Director and with the wider finance team, your will enable fact-based decision-making by providing the best possible commercial analysis to your Yeo Valley Farm’s stakeholders. This role will pro-actively support business decisions and review performance by using all data available to create meaningful, insightful commercial analysis in relation to ongoing and upcoming issues and scenario planning. This role will support teams sat across the Yeo Valley Farms group, including Brand, Consumer Goods, Experience and its investment teams in Associates and Infrastructure.

  • Supporting Yeo Valley Farm’s stakeholders with clear, rational commercial analysis to help inform business decision-making and scenario planning.
  • Taking the lead on reviewing, understanding and challenging business performance on a regular basis.
  • Support in the analysis of monthly and quarterly performance for reporting purposes.
  • Generating meaningful insight into any issues arising, or as part of any upcoming investment proposals.
  • Provide detailed financial support as part of any financial planning/ budgeting processes.
  • Provide ad hoc support, where required, to the Yeo Valley Farms Executive team.
  • Liaising with the Yeo Valley Farm’s Finance team to support with any financial forecasting requirements and analysis.

About You

As a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with proven commercial finance experience in a fast-paced corporate environment, you will have strong experience of financial planning and budgeting. Experience of working in the consumer FMCG and / or brand led sectors would be highly desirable and it goes without saying you would be an effective influencer at all levels, able to build trust and identify and drive organisational priorities and initiatives.