ByRuby Ltd.

Finance & Planning Manager at ByRuby

Fast growing, seriously special food brand seeks finance manager to maintain & grow all finance & reporting functions & planning

At ByRuby we make seriously special hand made food for your freezer. We source the finest ethical ingredients and cook our meals just as you would at home (but in slightly larger batches!). We sell online direct to consumer, through a growing number of farm shops and independent retailers and to Booths. We are a young company with huge ambition. We have good funding behind us and are very excited about a new member of our team to aid us on our growth trajectory.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the Finance Function, with financial accounting and reporting managed via a 3rd party.

Responsible for Planning processes. Including MRP and leading demand & supply planning.

Key responsibilities:

To be successful in this role the Finance and Planning Manager needs to have good business acumen based on broad understanding of key business processes combined with excellent communication skills. They need to be able to support all areas of the business involving £ or data, helping them with performance management and decision support.

1.      Deliver via a 3rd party, excellent Financial accounting, tax and statutory reporting.

2.      Maintain and build upon a simple but robust financial control framework

3.      Develop and maintain a Management Reporting suit for the business, from daily, weekly KPIs to Monthly Management Accounts. 

4.      Develop and maintain an integrated forecasting process, that feeds into the MRP (material requirements planning) as well as financial forecast for profit and cash

5.      Maintain and build upon a standard costing process, integrated within the Management Reporting, to allow the business to track and continuously improve wastage and support the MRP process. (Production labour may also be integrated at a later date).

6.      Lead the order taking, production planning and ingredients purchasing processes (MRP) to ensure consistency, reliability and accuracy. Ie fit-for-purpose.

7.      Provide expert support and advice to the business for data management

8.      Support the business with management of 3rd party support for areas such as IT, Legal and Insurance.

9.      Support CEO at monthly board meetings with presentation building & reporting

Essential Experience

Demonstrable experience of a wide range of business processes from a finance and/or planning perspective. 

Hand’s on experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally food related.


Qualified ACA (Chartered Accountant) or ACMA (CIMA Mgt Accountant) with at least 3 years PQE


A confident communicator with good interpersonal skills enabling them to be a full business partner.

Excellent Excel skills. Able to build intuitive reports and tools for the business as well as designing and managing Excel based data models.

Experience with Notazone would help but is not essential