Group FP&A Manager

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: Mount Maunganui, NZ

Company: Zespri Group Limited

Kō wai mātou? Who are we?


Zespri is more than simply the world's single-largest marketer of kiwifruit. We like to think of ourselves as fruit on a mission and as rebels with a cause: to help people, communities and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. We are proudly the world's largest marketer of kiwifruit, selling kiwifruit in more than 50 countries. We work with around 2,800 New Zealand and 1,500 international growers and post-harvest companies to source the best-quality Zespri Kiwifruit which we supply through our distribution partners to wholesale and retail customers. We are one of New Zealand's best-known international brands, dedicated to creating sustainable long-term value for growers.

He aha te mahi? What's the role?


Due to an exciting internal promotion, we are looking for a Group FP&A Manager to join our Financial Planning team. This is a critical role which involves leading successful analysis and reporting of organisational results to Zespri management, the Zespri Board and Board sub committees and the New Zealand Kiwifruit industry. This position will be seen as a subject matter expert in Group forecasting and the continuous improvement of associated Group forecasting and reporting tools.

Reporting to the Head of FP&A, the Group FP&A Manager will be dedicated to delivering accurate and well-explained forecasts & results. Challenging key assumptions, introducing new perspectives and ultimately lifting the quality of the decision making is critical to the success of this role.

Key Responsibilities include:


  • Producing, reporting, analysing and updating all aspects of the New Zealand supply forecast. This includes sales, direct costs, overheads, orchard gate return reporting and the Zespri Alternative Revenue Statement. The New Zealand supply forecast includes reporting and analysis at a Kiwifruit pool level.
  • Managing and developing a team of analysts to assist with the forecasting process.
  • Producing and updating pool policy and segment allocation documentation and related allocation models, reporting results and analysis to the Zespri Board, Board sub committees and industry bodies. 
  • Developing and maintaining financial reporting and financial analytics.
  • Supporting & assisting with ongoing accounting requirements for NZ and overseas based companies where required and is responsible for the financial planning year end process including producing and reporting the pool results.

Ko wai koe? Who are you?


We are seeking a proven People Leader who thrives on building strong relationships with all stakeholders. With a passion for process improvement, you will also have:


  • 7 + years relevant experience in a similar role within a commercial organisation
  • Experience with accounting software packages and forecasting tools
  • Exposure to a large ERP system (advantageous)
  • Advanced financial analytics/modelling skills, with ability to manage and manipulate large data 
  • Experience with Analytical and Business Intelligence Tools
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • A super collaborative approach with solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification in business, accounting or finance


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 900+ 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.
  • Convenient Mount Maunganui office location, with free onsite parking. 
  • Your daily dose of Vitamin C with free kiwifruit!



Tono mai inaianei! Apply Now! Applications close Wednesday 28 February 2024.



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