Commercial Finance Manager

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: Antwerpen, BE

Company: Zespri Group Limited

Kō wai mātou? Who are we?

Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit with over 850 people in New Zealand and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We  help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We sit at the heart of an interconnected industry working with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers in Italy, France, Greece, South Korea and Japan. We supply the world’s healthiest little superfruits to people in more than 50 countries. We are fruit on a mission.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We commit to guardianship; putting people, the community, and the environment first. We are results-driven, challenging ourselves to grow and deliver better value. We cultivate personal connections, listening and acting with empathy and humility – and treating each other better for it.

We are growing quickly, driven by our success in engaging more and more consumers and by offering the world’s best kiwifruit 12 months of the year. We have bold ambitions and aim to grow sales from approximately $3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by 2025.

To achieve our goals, we’re empowering our people to achieve their goals, designing our work for wellbeing, through flexible work practices and self-leadership.

We have bold ambitions for the future and we want all of our people to live and perform at their best.

He aha te mahi? What's the role?


Based in our office in Antwerp, the Commercial Finance Manager will be responsible for leading a small team of Finance Business Partners (Supply Chain BP and Sales and Marketing BP) who provide financial and strategic support, financial analysis, guidance, and insight to the Zespri business.

Lead the Finance Business Partner team

  • Provide leadership through clear direction and the effective management of team workload;
  • Develop an empowered, highly skilled team by establishing development plans and learning opportunities.
  • Creating a consumer centric finance function with a value added mindset;
  • Have the ability to download, organise, model and report on complex data

Lead the partnering with function leadership (Sales, Marketing and Operations) to develop and execute initiatives consistent with the functional strategies and plans:

  • Lead engagement of business leaders to understand strategic objectives and align finance support to achieve delivery of these.
  • Lead the partnering with business teams to understand their goals and challenges, and provide financial and strategic support to help achieve their objectives.

Lead the provision of advice, guidance, analysis and insights through the Business Partner team to support the Function/s to improve profitability, increase revenue, decrease costs:

Lead the development, enhancement and maintenance of reporting of performance measures, provide insights that improve decision making:

  • Provide financial analysis and insights to the business teams to enable effective decision-making
  • Monitor and analyse key financial and operational metrics, and communicate trends and variances to the business team
  • Analyse and interpret financial data to identify trends, risks, and opportunities for improvement
  • Develop financial models to support business cases, commercial decisions, and strategic planning

Lead continuous improvement ethos and simplification within Function/s.  Develop, maintain reporting of initiatives

Ko wai koe? Who are you?


  • 10 + years of experience in finance with minimum of 3 years in commercial finance/FP&A, within a business partnering role
  • 3+ years of experience managing a small team
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with business stakeholders
  • Proven track record of providing financial guidance and support to business leaders
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferred) and financial reporting tools
  • Experience in the FMCG industry, with a focus on fresh produce or agriculture, is highly desirable
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • A can-do attitude and strong focus on delivering priorities
  • Sense of urgency maintaining an organized and structured approach
  • The ability to work and succeed in a dynamic multicultural environment

He aha e tika ai a Zespri? Why Zespri?


Our people are what makes our culture so irresistible and uniquely Zespri. We are a passionate and mighty team of 850+ employees in 23 different locations globally. Working at Zespri is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, culture-driven environment unlike any other. We want people who share our values of being personally connected, results-driven, and committed to guardianship. Join us in shaping our future and be part of a truly unique organisation.


  • Competitive overall remuneration package, including a Short-Term Incentive scheme opportunity 
  • FlexWELL flexible work ethos; WFH & the office.
  • Additional paid annual leave day per year (Zespri Day).
  • Additional paid volunteer day to volunteer within your community (Volunteer Time).
  • Global Life and Permanent Disability Insurance.
  • Group Medical Insurance benefits.


Tono mai inaianei! Apply Now! Applications close 20/12/24


At Zespri, we understand the importance of diverse perspectives and experiences, and a fair hiring process is the first step to getting there. We want to attract a diverse range of people and encourage everyone from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment and selection process by reaching out to our Talent Acquisition team via email at



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