Robert Half

Finance Manager

Robert Half
England, Berkshire, Slough
£60000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allownce and Bonus
18 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Peter Mills
Job Role
Finance Manager
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type

Finance Manager Supply Chain

In this position your main responsibility is to lead Finance Supply Chain to support all stakeholders for the Supply Chain Function within the business for EMEA. In this position, you will report directly to the Head of Finance for EMEA.

Your primary responsibilities are:

· Drive all strategic initiatives and projects related to Supply Chain as the Finance Lead· Define and implement financial KPIs for the Supply Chain function and build a start of the art tracking system· Be the Finance partner for the Head of Supply Chain and Senior Management · Provide guidance to the Supply Chain Business Unit to ensure achievement of the full financial plan and targets · Support the business unit by establishing profitability goals, support budgeting and strategic business decisions to achieve financial targets
  • Manage the Planning / Forecasting - assist business unit management to prepare annual Financial Plan, and quarterly Forecast updates as required by EMEA / US
  • Steer monthly and quarterly closing activities

· Drive continuous improvement and develop strategies to help the business unit to maximize financial performance· Be responsible for the management of 3PL partners across EMEA from a Finance point of view e.g. contract management· Understand all global Supply Chain processes and activities holistically and work closely with the US Finance and Supply Chain Teams · Communicate and present financial data and reports to the business unit and senior management· Manage ad hoc analysis reports and provide sound advice to support Supply Chain Management decision making· Lead and motivate a team · Manage the department budget

Complexity Levels and required skillset:
  • Understanding European strategies and plans
  • Excellent implementation skill (efficiency, timely, budget, quality)
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with European stakeholders and local teams
  • Participate in regional projects - understanding all different levels and aspects
  • Understanding Supply Chain and Logistics processes, with the ability to be flexible and creative in supporting the business whilst managing risk and control issues
  • Ability to motivate team and colleagues to take accountability and ownership in achieving challenging deadlines
  • Leadership experience of a team is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task, dealing with frequent changes and last-minute requests
  • Maintain positive work relationship with Business Unit and Management
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to liaise with all levels across the business
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Independent and proactive in managing deadlines and quick decision taking in a quickly changing environment and manage pressure

Minimum requirements
  • Degree educated or equivalent in Finance or business-related discipline
  • Accountancy qualification in either ACCA or CIMA
  • Preferably +8 years of experience in a finance function and experience in a Supply Chain environment
  • Strong system skills (MS Access/Excel - manipulate complex/raw data)
  • Fluent English
  • Commercial understanding of a consumer goods company
  • Exposure to General Accounting and Statutory Accounts desirable but not essential

What do we have to offer? We offer a competitive salary, a bonus structure, and an attractive pension plan. In our office in Slough we provide a fun, engaging and fast-paced working environment, where we make decisions very quickly and where creativity and teamwork is the core of our culture. We believe that as our employees grow professionally, so will our company. We grow through diverse learning opportunities that elevate our knowledge, skills and aspirations. Right from the beginning, our employees have the opportunity to take responsibility for interesting projects and various challenging tasks. The dress code is business casual - every day.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms:

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