Head of Commercial Finance

2020-06-25 09:31:122020-07-24Zachary Daniels
Job TypePermanent
LocationManchester, Greater Manchester
AreaNorth West, UKNorth WestUKManchester, Greater Manchester
SectorFinanceSenior Appointments
Salary£65000 - £70000 per annum + 25 days, excellent bens & staff disc
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserZachary Daniels
Job RefBBBH17947_1593077472
Head of Commercial Finance | Manchester | £65,000-£70,000, 25 days holiday, 25 days, excellent bens & staff disc. | Digital & E-commerce
Innovative, energetic and digital are some of the words that best describe this brilliant e-commerce business. Again, we re proud to be partnering with one of the North West's leading and exciting online players in their space. The business was established over ten years ago by the founders and grew from humble beginnings, cultivating a culture of ambition, passion and high energy. The expansion has been rapid, which has only continued during the COVID-19 period, due to their excellent e-commerce offering and range of over 5,000 products.
About the role
This Head of Commercial Finance role is one of the most exciting and influential across the whole business. The role reports directly to a commercially minded CFO with impressive pedigree in the consumer sector, but will have significant involvement across multiple departments including Merch & Buying, Trading, Marketing and Ops. For this reason, we are looking for an excellent commercial business partner, someone who naturally communicates well in all different contexts, providing first class decision support and bringing complex data to life.
Key responsibilities
  • Business partnering
  • Rolling P&L forecasting, inventory planning and forecasting
  • Reporting - review and re-engineering of MI/BI systems, working towards harmonisation of multiple systems
  • Board reporting - review and re-design
  • Planning - Market, channel, category sales & margin and operating models
  • Analysis - Profitability, margins, pricing
  • Margin control
  • Commercial terms, marketing ROI
  • Profit optimisation projects (Pricing, COGS, Logistics, Marketing, OPEX)
  • Expansion activity - International, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate restructuring, investment appraisal
  • Ad hoc CEO and CFO special projects
Person profile
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified
  • Demonstrable commercial finance experience from a fast paced digital/e-commerce environment
  • Ability to perform a broad and varied role within a growing business
  • Previous experience of working with high customer impact functions such as Merch & Buying, Trading, Marketing and Ops
  • Commercial and resilient character with the ability to operate in a challenging environment
  • First class communication ability, including presentation skill
  • Excellent ability with multiple systems, BI/MI and excel
  • High energy, ambition, and commerciality
£65,000-£70,000, 25 days, excellent bens & staff disc.


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