Your new company
Survitec is a Global leader in survival and safety solutions to the marine, defence, aviation and offshore markets. The Group has over 3000 employees. The Defence Division supplies a variety of products into the Defence sector including lifesaving equipment, anti-G suits for aircrew, and submarine escape suits. Operating out of sites across the UK, US and Europe you will help shape the growth strategy for the next phase of its life-cycle. The Group is highly acquisitive and a leading name in the markets that it operates in. The Birkenhead site is the centre of excellence for the Defence Division.
Your new role
This exciting new role will see you involved at a highly operational level as you partner the MD of the plant in the UK as well as leading the financial strategic decisions for the division. You will be responsible for defining reporting and financial operational processes and working with the senior leadership of the division to achieve growth. There will be some travel associated with the role. Reporting to the Group Finance Director you will oversee tight management of working capital, commercial reporting and forecasting. You'll lead a team of finance staff in the UK and will manage a small team of overseas financial controllers.
What you'll need to succeed
You'll be a qualified accountant with extensive experience of working within medium to large (£25 million +) international manufacturing businesses. You will have a mix of operational and strategic finance skills. You will be able to evidence strong leadership and an ability to drive improvements and changes to established working practice.
You'll be an accomplished communicator with good negotiation skills and demonstrable experience of working with operational and non finance staff.
What you'll get in return
A salary in the region of £80000 plus a generous benefits package depending on experience. You'll get the opportunity to shape and influence a growing international manufacturer and work with a passionate leadership team.
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