Role details

Commercial Finance Manager

Scarborough   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • FMCG
  • Scarborough

About Our Client

McCain is a global family company; that has experienced exponential growth over the years to the point where the company now has 19,000+ employees, operates in 6 continents and has a global sales revenue in excess of CDN $8 billion.

McCain are one of the world's leading and most dynamic food companies. As a driving force in the market they boast a highly prestigious and recognised global brand and a world class finance function.

Job Description

Reporting to the Supply Chain & Commercial Finance Controller you will work in partnership with the Retail Sales and Marketing teams to go beyond the numbers and add true value by effectively communicating your commercial understanding, analysis and insight. It is critical to the success of this role that you possess an ability to cultivate strong relationships.

You will also be responsible for the Commercial Finance Team and provide key business support to manage and control risk. The successful candidate will be expected to provide detailed ad hoc analysis and rigorous financial assessment of investments made to ensure McCain continues to maximise returns and continues to maintain their position as market leaders in the industry.

To manage the Commercial Finance Team the candidate must ensure that the team meets financial and auditory requirements, minimises customer audit claims and that unsettled claims are kept to a minimum. It will be the candidate's responsibility to motivate and encourage their team and ensure they are meeting the company's working capital targets.

This is a highly coveted and unique opportunity to enter a dynamic, progressive organisation and join a team focused on supporting, challenging and improving commercial focus. The role will support Joint Business Planning, pricing decisions and product innovation, enabling you to proactively support creative ideas for promotional activity, using financial modelling to increase sales and drive the bottom line.

The Successful Applicant

The culture of this business is ambitious, fast moving and incredibly challenging and as a result this role is best suited to a talented and outgoing, business facing finance professional. This high pressure high reward environment requires a relentless and entrepreneurial approach. The successful candidate must strive for excellence in the delivery of their work and have the passion to help fulfil McCain's vision. Candidates must have a proven and quantifiable track record in providing commercial decision support combined with examples of cross-functional leadership, creative flair and a hunger to succeed.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be a qualified accountant with a strong academic track record. He or she must have previously worked within a brand driven retail environment and therefore understand and influence key business drivers. My client is looking for high achievers who strive to make a material impact on the business.

McCain are looking for a candidate to have these essential capabilities:

  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Several years commercial accountancy experience
  • Ability to work effectively with internal customers and stakeholders, business partnering with them from a finance perspective
  • Highly competent on Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence and manage difficult conversations
  • Ideally have experience of working within a commercial function in an FMCG business
  • Ideally have experience of leading and managing a small team

What's on Offer

Competitive package on offer

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