Head of Commercial
Our client is a leading ecommerce business with a global footprint, particularly in Europe and North America and is an emerging force in consumer marketing and brand advertising. In the last few years, the business has grown by acquisition and invested organic growth, sharpened further by divestment of several smaller non-core businesses.
The operational service line for this position is the MD for the UK, the functional line is with finance, supported by the European Finance team. The role is in part enlarged/new and has a small experienced commercial finance team supporting it.
- Working with all commercial leads within the business, this will include MD’s, Commercial Directors, Strategy and Pricing to ensure that finance drives and influences business decisions that drive positive financial performance;
- Advising on commercial deals from a financial perspective, using the trends and analysis that are available from the team, to ensure optimal decisions are taken at the right time and in the right manner;
- Continually developing the level of insight and financial support offered by the function, in view of the wider industry trends, competitor analysis and deepening customer relationships;
- Ensuring that the function produces accurate financial analysis, KPI and trend reporting packs for the Board and Executive functions, and understanding this to delineate and summarise on behalf of the Board in meetings.
The ideal profile will be someone with an influential and commercial mind-set, originating and qualifying from finance but with a demonstrable flair for influencing commercial decisions. Current expertise in e-marketing, paid digital marketing and advertising would be highly desirable.
Interested candidates should send their CV to Josh Edmunds who will be contacting candidates with the closest match to the client’s selection criteria within ten days of application to arrange an initial meeting. If you have not heard from me within these timescales, thank you for your interest but please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.