Head of Commercial Finance

Job Title: Head of Commercial Finance
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 25/06/2019
Reference: 14026842/001_1561478890
Contact Name: Lauren Thorp
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 17:08

Job Description

Financial Business Partner to the Commercial Director, providing financial analysis and insight to support decision making across the team; whilst providing challenge, support and influence to ensure we make the optimal commercial decisions.

Client Details

Well known household brand name, 100's of stores in UK and huge online presence


  • Act as a trusted partner to the Commercial and Category Directors providing the right balance of challenge and support around commercial decision making

  • Leading and developing a high performing team that acts as the "critical friend" of the business

  • Financial analysis, commentary and challenge of sales, margin and costs - including ownership of daily, weekly and monthly reporting

  • Drive management action, financial control and appropriate decision making ensuring strong ROI

  • Drive a step change in use of analytics to reduce reporting time and focus on value added activities

  • Quarterly forecasting and budgeting, highlighting opportunities for stretch and risks to the Commercial and Finance Directors to ensure strategy is in line with overall Business objectives

  • Evaluation of promotional effectiveness, margin management and range changes

  • Influencing the Commercial teams to capitalise on trading opportunities and minimise potential threats by identifying and highlighting trends, and understanding longer term impacts of commercial decisions

  • Participate in the 5 year plan by using insight and Commercial knowledge to drive out appropriate sales and margin outlook


  • An effective communicator with excellent presentation skills and gravitas; articulate and persuasive; able to build strong relationships and influence across the business at all levels

  • Strong leadership skills; sets the standards for a high performing team and inspires the team to pull together to achieve exceptional results

  • Embraces change and seeks and encourages fresh ideas to meet an ever changing environment. Able to support colleagues to adapt to change across the business

  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced and pressurised environment

  • An ability to analyse complex data to inform decision making

  • A proven track record of high performance in a commercial finance business partnering role

  • Professional Qualification (ACA,CIMA or equivalent)

Job Offer

Competitive basic salary plus flexi bens and employee rewards

Daily rate option for limited company contractors