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Head of Business Partnering

Hays Senior Finance
England, Ascot, Berkshire
To £100,000 depending on experience
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

Job Details

Your new company is a Global design, development and production business with manufacturing sites in the UK, and across the world.

Your new role will act as a senior finance business partner to the Technology business unit supported by a team of 4. The role will include

  • Develop pricing strategy, tactics, and decisions
  • Partner with Sales Director to structure new business proposals
  • Review and Construct Contracts from a financial perspective
  • Support to ensure product costings drive commercial behaviours
  • Long-term planning for margin optimisation
  • Contract modelling, sensitivity analysis, and scenario planning to facilitate contract negotiations and review
  • Management of product mix
  • Provide monthly forecast updates
  • Provide weekly and monthly actual sales reports, by business unit and customer.
  • Perform product and customer portfolio profit analysis
  • Manage and monitor the Short Interval Control Bonus scheme.
  • Provide commercial data at Gate Reviews, reporting progress and ensuring due diligence of any assumptions made.
  • Responsibility for optimisation of operating working capital, including inventory.
  • Driving standardisation of finance processes in collaboration with the wider finance team
  • Ensuring Sales and Marketing costs are well controlled, including preparation of monthly Commercial and Marketing cost reporting.
  • Flexible support across Finance Function Globally

What you\'ll need to succeed

  • Experience working in a commercial environment
  • Ability to apply sound commercial judgement and demonstrate confidence in making recommendations to the business
  • Effective communicator across geographies and levels of a business
  • A qualified accountant who has previous experience in commercial accounting and contract review
  • A good understanding of fundamental accounting principles
  • Strong business partnering skills particularly with Sales Teams
  • Experience in managing and developing a team

What you\'ll get in return

What you need to do now

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