Role details

Commercial Finance Manager

South West London   •   £70,000 - £71,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Amazing retail business needs excellent commercial finace professional
  • International Business with a start up section

About Our Client

This retail / FMCG business has grown sales by 17% over the last 5 years and is targeting similar growth over the next five years. Their product is being distributed in 35 countries.

Main markets are the UK, Australia and South Africa where they are the category market leader.

The company is also pursuing an aggressive international expansion strategy, which have led the business to open up in Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines over the last 12 months.

They are is part of a wider Group, which operates in 23 countries with sales in excess of $2bn

Job Description

Key responsibilities for the Commercial Finance Manager

International markets business partner

  • Partner IBD Director in the preparation and evaluation of distributor business plans
  • Monitor execution of sales plans and deployment of marketing investment
  • Provide insight into sales and margin performance and identify opportunities to drive sales
  • Ad hoc product/customer profitability analysis and deep dive looking at customer mix, product mix, Brand fixed initiatives and elaborate recommendations to address distributor/customer profitability issues.
  • Evaluation of new Route to Market.
  • Analysis and recommendation on ROI of marketing activities.
  • Lead analysis of promotional and trade marketing spend across all markets.

  • Supply chain
  • Provide insight onto full cost to serve with a strong bias on logistics costs for all markets
  • Partner Head of Supply Chain in optimisation and all logistics related activities
  • Partner Head of Supply Chain in ad hoc procurement costs analyses

  • Reporting and analysis
  • Develop system and procedures to drive analytical insight in distributor sales, promotion evaluation and marketing deployment
  • Lead development of global analytical tools (E.g. Qlikview)
  • Continually challenge the existing reporting methods, using best in class techniques and ensuring we are at the forefront of analytical advances.

  • Team development
  • Develop financial analysis skills in non-Finance Managers around the business.
  • Mentor and coach management accountant

The Successful Applicant


  • Ability to influence both finance and non - finance individuals and challenge wider business
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to build solid working relationships with cross functional teams in an international, multi-cultural environment.
  • Directional, confident communicator with ability to present succinctly to Senior Management stakeholders on a regular basis.

Qualifications and Experience

  • CIMA or ACCA qualified. Degree qualified
  • Min of 3-5years' experience in management accounting in ideally an FMCG environment
  • English + one other language would be a huge advantage

What's on Offer

For the right candidate the role will pay up to £75,000. plus benefits

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