Chief Financial Officer

DHL Supply Chain
Manchester, UK
23 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Manchester or Rugby
Business Unit: Trailar
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date for Applications: 7th September 2019

Trailar, a start-up business within DPDHL, specialises in reducing fuel and emissions of commercial vehicles in a bid to save money and make our roads greener. This is primarily achieved through state of the art solar panels being added enabling reusable, clean energy to help power multiple parts of the vehicle.

Since its inception, Trailar has grown from a team of three to a team of 25 with bases in Manchester, Rugby and Germany and has sold of 600 'kits' to the Supply Chain & Logistics industries across the world.

As part of the next wave of development, we are no in search of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to assist the business on its continued path of growth and development.

The role of CFO will include developing long term strategies, new international relationships and core financial processes. Managing a small team in Manchester you will be responsible for the following:
  • Overall management of the Trailar Finance function as a member of the Board of Management
  • Developing and understanding funding requirements and driving funding discussions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting including forecasting, estimates and supporting the strategic direction of the company's short, medium and long term strategy
  • Analysis and reporting of financial activity in a timely and accurate manner with recommendations for improvements
  • Drive financial and operational performance / change and initiate corrective measures to achieve profitability targets
  • Supporting the wider business with evaluating business proposals with a view to maximise returns and minimising risk
  • Managing taxation issues with support from tax specialists
  • Maintain optimum levels of cash flow whilst minimising exposure, managing relationships with banking institutes
  • Overseeing the delivery of all activities for each country either directly or indirectly via a team / third parties
  • Supporting the business in its strategic commercial negotiations with customers, suppliers and stakeholders

To be considered as our new CFO you must match our core competencies and experience requirements:
  • Experience of working for a start-up and understanding the unique circumstances associated with such an organisation
  • Previous financial experience in a senior board level position with overall responsibility for a finance function
  • Experience of influencing key strategic business decisions from a financial perspective
  • Creative problem solver with the conviction to propose and support new ideas whilst knowing when to remain steadfast within internal and external negotiations
  • Experience of setting up KPIs for a new organisation from a Finance and Commercial perspective
  • Excellent presentation, communication, negotiation and management skills
  • Qualified Accountant with either ACA, ACCA or CIMA (or equivalent)
  • Finance related degree

In return you will be compensated with a competitive basic salary and other benefits such as company car / car allowance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Contributory Pension Scheme and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).

If you feel that you meet the criteria, simply apply online, uploading an up-to-date CV with your application. Alternative you can call Richard Mariner at 07522 302719 to discuss further.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

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