Commercial Finance Manager

Consumer Additions
North West London, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a global consumer business who own a number of instantly recognisable brands. As a business, they have gown significantly in the UK & EU and they are currently recruiting for a Trade Finance Manager to support this growth. This position offers a great mix of financial planning, business partnering sales and suppliers and has a strong emphasis on trade and margins.

Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, this position will manage 4 Analysts that you will help coach and develop.

Main duties include:
- Partner with sales leadership team to monitor, analyse and interpret pricing, trade terms, post event analysis, customer profitability and provide insight to trading strategies
- Preparation & reporting of period forecast and annual budget process
- Lead Monthly Business Reviews to the leadership teams
- Analysis and solid understanding of Foreign Exchange (FX) drivers and implications
- Management of trade investment across the region
- Lead the trade month end process and ensure trade accuracy and timeliness of results
- Provide insightful analysis on trade spend vs forecast to Sales Director and Customer Directors
- Ensure adherence to trade policy and all trade processes are aligned to Audit requirements
- Lead, develop, and manage the Trade Finance Analysts in accordance with Leadership Expectations
- Provides support to the Global Business Performance Management (BPM) Project
- Ad hoc commercial projects

The ideal person will be / have:
- Ideally a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or overseas equivalent)
- Experience in a finance business partnering position a consumer related industry, ideally FMCG or retail
- Previous management experience
- Commercial finance or trading experience is ideal
- Financial modelling and scenario planning skills
- Experience analysing KPIs, forecasting and supporting senior management
- Has the ability to influence senior stakeholders across a matrix business
- Someone who can drive change across the business and capitalise on opportunities

This is a great opportunity to join a global matrix business. The company have a great reputation for career development and offering employees opportunities to move internationally in the future.