Listed company engaged in the sourcing, marketing and distribution of predominantly branded products with revenues in excess of £20 million, consistently profitable and with substantial cash for future acquisitions now seeks a broad finance professional to underpin the Chief Executive and be responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Supply Chain and HR. Key role in ambitious executive with record of successful organic and acquisitive growth with remit to take broad operational responsibility and play active part in strategic initiatives including M&A and integration thereof.
The individual to be appointed will effectively perform the role of Chief Operating Officer allowing the Chief Executive to be “outward facing” and drive process and procedure without losing the strong entrepreneurial and trading mentality central to the overriding culture of ownership, accountability and results focus that has been at the heart of its success to date. Finance is tasked to be constantly at the core of the business agenda and expected to provide challenge and support across all areas of the businesses activities to underpin all commercial processes and executive decision making.
The Chief Financial Officer that is engaged by the business will be able to demonstrate a record of impacting on operational performance and successful M&A activity including integration thereof. Familiarity with stakeholder management preferably with the city and with the gravitas and commercial and presentational skills to deliver the strategic message, the successful candidate will be the principal point of contact with all external relationships. He/she will preferably have a background in branded consumer goods (preferably toiletries/beauty products) but most importantly will be comfortable in an creative artisanal business with a passion for product and a drive for results.