Finance and Operations Director

Recruiter
Rowan Partners
Location
Cheshire
Posted
06 Mar 2019
Closes
03 Apr 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a Private Equity backed, ambitious and growing branding business that designs its products in the UK, with manufacturing being carried out in China. As a result of PE investment and to facilitate the next stage of growth, they are now looking to recruit a Finance & Operations Director to support the CEO, being a ‘right hand person’ to deliver the strategic plan, taking accountability for finance and operations, freeing the CEO to focus on top line growth.

The Finance & Operations Director will take accountability for all financial activity, for supply chain management including the 3PL relationship, customer services, HR and IT. They will be integral in delivering the strategic plan, a natural starter finisher, ensuring that all aspects are successfully implemented. Key focus areas are detailed below:

  • Provide effective leadership to the finance and operations functions, managing the small finance team, ensuring timely and accurate financial and management reporting, creating a high performing team culture.
  • Be a trusted interface between the PE house and Board, providing information that is of a suitable quality for a business of this type
  • Responsible for ensuring the process and timings from design, to manufacture and subsequent delivery are well planned and managed to exceed customer expectation.
  • Lead the operational and customer service teams, taking full responsibility for all areas of supply chain, managed through an operationally focussed team
  • Ensure there is a cohesive approach to making operational efficiencies, such as stock management and in turn optimise working capital.
  • Accountable for, building confidence and trust that products are manufactured, shipped and delivered on time and to budget.
  • Build a high quality working relationship with the key stakeholders, including the presentation of a board report suited to a PE backed, international business - become acknowledged as an authoritative finance lead.

The appointee will have a successful track record across Finance and Operations, ideally with experience in a business which sources its products internationally in a customer focused environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a profitable, PE-backed business at an exciting time in their growth.

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