With revenues of c £50 million our client is a key subsidiary of a consistently successful plc engaged in the sourcing supplying and marketing of innovative branded products to a diverse customer base from independents to major “blue -chip" clients. To support and compliment the executive we seek to appoint a commercially strong, analytically gifted Finance Director with good people skills and able to challenge and support executive colleagues.
With three principal channels to market including exports, the successful candidate will support all the businesses activities across Supply Chain, Operations, Sales and Marketing and NPD. He/she will understand margin, yield and be driven by optimising cash flow and working capital management. With the support of a small commercial finance team the Finance Director to be appointed will be expected to operate across the business and contribute operationally and strategically whilst building good working relationships across the business at all levels.
The individual to be appointed will understand the balance of group reporting requirements with the day to day needs of the business and ideally will have operated successfully in a decentralised autonomous business unit. This is a broad operational role needing strong commercial and “soft" skills to engage and contribute across all areas of the business and ensure finance is at the heart of the business agenda. Previous manufacturing experience in an FMCG environment would be advantageous but most important is the ability to impact positively on the operational performance and strategic objectives of an ambitious growing and successful business.