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Head of Commercial Finance

Job Title: Head of Commercial Finance
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
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Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 25/06/2019
Reference: 14026842/001_1561478890
Contact Name: Lauren Thorp
Contact Email: laurenthorp@michaelpage.com
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

Description

  • 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

Profile

  • 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