Head of Commercial Finance

70000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual + Car + Bonus + Pension + PHI
30 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to continued growth and ongoing investment a newly created role has arisen for an experienced Head of Commercial Finance to join this well known, highly regarded brand.

The role will be to act as Finance Business Partner to the executive team and support various operations managers within the group through the provision of financial and commercial decision support, whilst also supporting and developing the commercial finance team.

Key responsibilities of the Head of Commercial Finance job will include:
– To be the Finance Business Partner to members of the executive team– To forecast and help drive optimum financial performance within and in embedding a culture of Finance being a trusted business partner throughout the organisation
– Ensure visibility of market developments, the competitive situation with regard to strategy and financial performance indicators.
– Through strong stakeholder management and influencing skills, help to drive commercial improvements through the business.– This role will be required to understand and engage at a detailed level but also be able to think strategically to support decision making. – Ability to innovate is key, as is the ability to create, build upon processes and structures to support the overall transformation of the Finance function and wider business in order to support its long term goals.
– A member of the business leadership team participating in the delivery of organisational strategies, goals and objectives.
– Commercial responsibility for pricing new and existing business and commercial evaluations of business opportunities.
– Provide support and challenge to the various Operations Managers to ensure that they understand the drivers of performance and to proactively manage the operational cost base.
– Investment appraisal of commercial and operational proposals and subsequent monitoring to ensure delivery of expected benefits.
– Pro–actively investigate variances in expected commercial performance, whether positive or negative, to identify the root cause and if necessary lead in taking corrective action, pro–actively engaging colleagues from across the business.
– The role holder will be required to interpret financial and commercial data, market trends and customer demands and expectations. Decisions will be made that fundamentally affect the profitability and development of the business.

The Head of Commercial Finance will possess the following attributes/skills:
– Qualified accountant (5+ years PQE) with relevant experience of Commercial Finance requirements gained in a manufacturing environment.
– Experience of working in a business facing finance role and a pragmatic and adaptable outlook
– A good relationship builder, who is able to challenge and support colleagues from different functions in a constructive and effective manner.
– Good leadership and influencing skills, both verbal and written, with emphasis on achieving results and successful outcomes. Works in a collaborative and open way.

If you are interested in the Head of Commercial Finance position please do not hesitate to apply today.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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