Finance Director - Polypipe Building Products

Brewster Partners Recruitment Group
Doncaster, UK
16 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Director - Polypipe Building Products

Brewster Partners are delighted to be working in partnership with Polypipe Building Products on an exclusive and retained basis to appoint their Finance Director. With a turnover of £190m, Polypipe Building Products is the largest division of Polypipe Plc - a FTSE 250 Listed manufacturer of plastic piping products for the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure sectors.

Polypipe Building Products specialises in the manufacture of above and below ground drainage products and plastic plumbing, as well as underfloor heating. The business is headquartered in Doncaster and has 2 manufacturing sites at either ends of the town.

As Finance Director, you will take overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the company. This is a critical role which will contribute significantly to the success of the company. The overall reach and remit of the role is extremely wide-ranging, and requires a balance of both 'hands on' and high level strategic input.

Key Accountabilities:

You will play a fundamental role in developing the profitable future growth strategy of the business, working closely with the MD and other board members. This will involve combining your financial and accounting experience with that of commercial and operational expertise.

This is not a desk bound role and you will be expected to actively engage and be involved across the business. Therefore a general interest, particularly in a commercial and manufacturing dominant business is essential.

Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with the senior management team to formulate strategies and plans geared towards maximising profitability
  • Lead and develop the finance team including a focus on succession planning, training & development
  • Challenge the business functions to maximise profitability and efficiency
  • Provide the relevant financial expertise in support of the senior team and wider business
  • Lead and manage the annual budgeting, reforecasting process and weekly view processes
  • Close and continual management of cash and working capital
  • Ensure all reporting and close deadlines and timetables are effectively and efficiently achieved
  • Manage the group information requirements from a financial perspective
  • Lead the annual financial audit process and internal audit programs to ensure clean audit opinions are given and no material misstatements are identified
  • Lead the continuous improvement work around system and process development
  • Presentation of the performance of the business to the senior management team to ensure the Directors understand business performance metrics to enable effective decision making

To be considered for this role, you should possess the following background and skill set:
  • Qualified Accountant - CIMA / ACCA / ACA with significant post-qualification experience
  • Extensive experience within an operationally-focussed senior finance role with substantial management experience
  • Manufacturing experience is essential for this role
  • Ideally you will have extensive site based experience where you have worked closely with operations and production staff
  • You will be accustomed to challenging the business and being very visible on site
  • You should be a practical individual who possess a natural flair and interest in manufacturing and making a difference

Competitive Salary + Management Benefits Package

If you are interested in this opportunity with one of the stand out businesses in the region, and you feel you have the required skills and experience to take on this role, please send your CV and cover note to Richard Chamberlain at .

Please note: Any direct applications or applications via other recruitment firms will be forwarded directly to Brewster Partners for review.

Brewster Partners Recruitment Group focuses on the recruitment of talent in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. If you are interested in discussing this job in more detail or any other aspect of recruitment and talent identification we would really like to hear from you. Please visit our website at more information on Jobs or Recruitment.

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