The Commercial Finance Manger is a newly created role to help continue to drive efficiencies in the anufacturing and supply chain facilities and to help ensure the continuous improvement agenda builds on the high performance already being delivered.
The results to date have been driven through delivering gains in labour and yield and embedding process improvements, during a period of growth in terms of volume and complexity.
As a key member of the manufacturing team the successful candidate will have daily interactions with senior management and the opportunity to influence the direction of the operation and drive the profitability on to the next level.
Key to delivering the results will be ensuring the relevance and accuracy of the key metrics already in place and looking to develop and improve where necessary, whilst keeping the focus on longer term trends and taking action as required.
Reporting to the Head of Commercial it is essential to understand the interactions and relationships between different departments and how to work with them to get the best overall outcomes by taking a combined view.
The role requires someone who is able to think no their feet and recognize the need to work on multiple projects at any one time whilst maintaining focus on the common goals of the team and the wider business.
Fundamental to delivering the success is the ability to be able to interpret KPI trends into meaningful information for the manufacturing teams and strike the right balance between challenge, support and leadership, offering real insight into where financial opportunities may exist.
The role requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who thrives by delivering tangible results, both individually, functionally and as part of multiple teams.
Qualified accountant, (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) 2+ years of PQE
Experience of FMCG environment
Working knowledge of SAP or other ERP system
Competent in the use of Excel
Experience in forecasting and tracking of projects
Evidence of leading and developing a team
Experience of a variety of costing techniques, including standard costing
Desirable : Degree Educated
Evidence of leading improvement projects
Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
Personal Qualities : Essential :
Excellent problem solving skills
Highly analytical and capable of sourcing own data
Equally comfortable in working strategically or rolling the sleeves up
Ability to overcome resistance to new ideas
Ability to identify and implement improvement project
Tenacity to drive through projects to completion
Continuous improvement mindset
Verbally persuasive with gravitas to lead an influence
Able to work at a number of different organizational levels
Experience of bringing cross functional teams together
Good presentation skills
Able to manage team from a distance