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About Us

Bleubird are Ireland’s largest outdoor adventure brand. We specialise in outdoor equipment and apparel, developing products born from Ireland’s rugged landscape.

Now in our 8th year of trading we are in an exciting period of growth supplying over 250 retailers globally from our headquarters in Belfast with showrooms in Northern Ireland, Finland and France.

We’re on the hunt for someone who’s ambitious but kind. Someone who takes their work incredibly seriously, but not themselves. Someone who values being part of a team where their input really counts.

You will be a member of the Bleubird team where your opinion and insight matter. This is not your normal Finance Assistant role. You will be involved in everything from the day-to-day finance functions, to the preparation of management accounts, to production oversight and liaising with our supply partners globally. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your role at the same pace as the growth of the company.

We’re searching for someone with energy, great people skills, a strong aptitude for systems, exceptional organisation and ‘a completer-finisher’.

If this is you, keep reading…

Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in accounts is preferred, but if you have fantastic organisational skills, are intuitive, have a strong work ethic and an aptitude to learn we want to hear from you.

The Role

This role is Belfast-based.

The role will include:

  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
    Using Xero to ensure all bank account and credit card accounts are reconciled and up to date.
  • Accounts Payable
    Processing supplier invoices, matching against POs, ensuring on time payment.
  • Accounts Receivable
    Managing Bleubird’s aged debtors list. Liaising with customers who are overdue on account. Suggesting credit limit amendments if necessary. Reviewing missed Direct Debit payments.
  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
    Working closely with the Operations Director to ensure there is timely monthly management account information to direct business strategy.
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
    Working closely with the Operations Director to ensure there is strong cash flow forecasting on a rolling 18 month basis to ensure and finance needs of the business are met.

  • Coordinating sub-contracted production
    We design all our own products in-house and have a talented NPD team to bring our product ideas to life. We are constantly working 18 – 24 months ahead with product development. This role would take over the process of product development from the point the orders are placed;
    • Coordinating that suppliers are on time with various production deadlines,
    • Coordinating third-party supplier quality inspections (along with NPD),
    • Arranging and coordinating shipping of inbound orders,
    • Ensuring good and accurate communication of delivery dates on inbound orders with various stakeholders (warehouse, sales team, customers etc.),
    • Liaising with warehouse on inbound deliveries.

  • Demand Planning
    Analysing demand and suggesting if additional orders need to be placed to avoid lost business opportunities due to stock outs.
  • Trade Customer Success
    Assisting the customer success coordinator to increase value with existing customer base. Utilising reporting tools to do this as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Given the dynamic and fast-growth nature of Bleubird’s business the role may entail other responsibilities from time to time to meet business needs on an ad hoc basis.

 

Criteria

Essential Criteria:

  • Third-level education or equivalent in accounts or bookkeeping.
  • A problem solver.
  • Highly motivated and proactive with the ability to multitask.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Computer literate particularly with Microsoft Excel.

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working in an accounts or bookkeeping role.
  • Experience working with Xero accounts system.
  • Experience in managing projects with codependent deadlines.
  • Data analysis and MS Excel skills to use raw data to create performance reports and projections to identify and understand trends, opportunities and forecasting within the Bleubird business.

 

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits as well as a full and valid UK drivers licence and have access to a car.

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary.
  • A rare opportunity to work in a fast-growing consumer product company with a social conscience.
  • Strong personal as well as professional development in an intense and high-growth scale-up environment.
  • An open company culture where you have the independence and room to unleash your creativity. Our product ideas come from within the team. Everyone has a say.
  • A strong team culture where successes are celebrated together.
  • Private business health insurance, with numerous perks and well-being benefits.
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous holiday allowance and parental leave policies.

How To Apply

Instructions (your first test!):

We need something personal from you. CVs are okay, but we want to know the person, not some neatly typeset bullet points.

  1. Contact us by emailing jobs@bleubird.com
  2. The subject line should be your name and the role title
    • (eg. ADAM SMITH – FINANCE ASSISTANT)
  3. Tell us in one honest paragraph what you think of Bleubird; what we do well, and what we don't do so well.
  4. Tell us in a second paragraph why you’d be great for Bleubird.
  5. Tell us in a third paragraph what experience you have had that will make you outstanding for Bleubird.
  6. Please also attach a copy of your CV to the email.

Closing Date

The closing date for this post is Friday 26th April 2024 at 17:00

 

For more information on the position please contact us:

Email: hr@bleubird.com

There are currently no open positions

About Us

Bleubird are Ireland’s largest outdoor adventure brand. We specialise in outdoor equipment and apparel, developing products born from Ireland’s rugged landscape.

Now in our 8th year of trading we are in an exciting period of growth supplying over 250 retailers globally from our headquarters in Belfast with showrooms in Northern Ireland, Finland and France.

We’re on the hunt for someone who’s ambitious but kind. Someone who takes their work incredibly seriously, but not themselves. Someone who values being part of a team where their input really counts.

You will be a member of the Bleubird team where your opinion and insight matter. This is not your normal Finance Assistant role. You will be involved in everything from the day-to-day finance functions, to the preparation of management accounts, to production oversight and liaising with our supply partners globally. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your role at the same pace as the growth of the company.

We’re searching for someone with energy, great people skills, a strong aptitude for systems, exceptional organisation and ‘a completer-finisher’.

If this is you, keep reading…

Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in accounts is preferred, but if you have fantastic organisational skills, are intuitive, have a strong work ethic and an aptitude to learn we want to hear from you.

The Role

This role is Belfast-based.

The role will include:

  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
    Using Xero to ensure all bank account and credit card accounts are reconciled and up to date.
  • Accounts Payable
    Processing supplier invoices, matching against POs, ensuring on time payment.
  • Accounts Receivable
    Managing Bleubird’s aged debtors list. Liaising with customers who are overdue on account. Suggesting credit limit amendments if necessary. Reviewing missed Direct Debit payments.
  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
    Working closely with the Operations Director to ensure there is timely monthly management account information to direct business strategy.
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
    Working closely with the Operations Director to ensure there is strong cash flow forecasting on a rolling 18 month basis to ensure and finance needs of the business are met.

  • Coordinating sub-contracted production
    We design all our own products in-house and have a talented NPD team to bring our product ideas to life. We are constantly working 18 – 24 months ahead with product development. This role would take over the process of product development from the point the orders are placed;
    • Coordinating that suppliers are on time with various production deadlines,
    • Coordinating third-party supplier quality inspections (along with NPD),
    • Arranging and coordinating shipping of inbound orders,
    • Ensuring good and accurate communication of delivery dates on inbound orders with various stakeholders (warehouse, sales team, customers etc.),
    • Liaising with warehouse on inbound deliveries.

  • Demand Planning
    Analysing demand and suggesting if additional orders need to be placed to avoid lost business opportunities due to stock outs.
  • Trade Customer Success
    Assisting the customer success coordinator to increase value with existing customer base. Utilising reporting tools to do this as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Given the dynamic and fast-growth nature of Bleubird’s business the role may entail other responsibilities from time to time to meet business needs on an ad hoc basis.

 

Criteria

Essential Criteria:

  • Third-level education or equivalent in accounts or bookkeeping.
  • A problem solver.
  • Highly motivated and proactive with the ability to multitask.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Computer literate particularly with Microsoft Excel.

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working in an accounts or bookkeeping role.
  • Experience working with Xero accounts system.
  • Experience in managing projects with codependent deadlines.
  • Data analysis and MS Excel skills to use raw data to create performance reports and projections to identify and understand trends, opportunities and forecasting within the Bleubird business.

 

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits as well as a full and valid UK drivers licence and have access to a car.

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary.
  • A rare opportunity to work in a fast-growing consumer product company with a social conscience.
  • Strong personal as well as professional development in an intense and high-growth scale-up environment.
  • An open company culture where you have the independence and room to unleash your creativity. Our product ideas come from within the team. Everyone has a say.
  • A strong team culture where successes are celebrated together.
  • Private business health insurance, with numerous perks and well-being benefits.
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous holiday allowance and parental leave policies.

How To Apply

Instructions (your first test!):

We need something personal from you. CVs are okay, but we want to know the person, not some neatly typeset bullet points.

  1. Contact us by emailing jobs@bleubird.com
  2. The subject line should be your name and the role title
    • eg. ADAM SMITH – FINANCE ASSISTANT
  3. Tell us in one honest paragraph what you think of Bleubird; what we do well, and what we don't do so well.
  4. Tell us in a second paragraph why you’d be great for Bleubird.
  5. Tell us in a third paragraph what experience you have had that will make you outstanding for Bleubird.
  6. Please also attach a copy of your CV to the email.

Closing Date

The closing date for this post is Friday 26th April 2024 at 17:00

 

For more information on the position please contact us:

Email: hr@bleubird.com