Interim Head of Finance & Commercial

England, Suffolk, Felixstowe
07 May 2019
29 May 2019
Lauren Ramsey
Job Role
Head of Finance
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Head Of
Contract Type

The Interim Head of Finance & Commercial will play a critical part in creating a best in class Finance function, driving the development and growth of the Business Unit, working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

Client Details

A large organisation based in the Suffolk area

  • Business Partner to the Director of the Business Unit providing commercial leadership and constructive challenge to support the business plans.
  • Focus on driving the growth of the portfolio and the wider business including the development of commercial pricing proposals alongside the Business Unit Director
  • Proactively establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with key customers (both current and prospective) including the Finance, Procurement and Legal teams.
  • Lead contract negotiations ensuring the appropriate balance of risk and reward is maintained.
  • Responsible for the overall financial and commercial management and control of the business unit portfolio including internal reporting and forecasting.
  • Member of the business unit management team with considerable involvement and influence in management decision-making.
  • Identify and initiate profit improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and support the delivery of the business 3-year business plan.
  • Take a central role in new business projects and start-ups in a dynamic business development environment.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the finance teams within the Business Unit.

  • Fully Qualified and experienced Accountant.
  • Commercially focused and results driven.
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to assimilate new information quickly and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding.
  • Strong networking ability and sophistication to build strategic relationships with customers.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Robust, resilient and diplomatic.
  • Capacity to deal with a wide range of stakeholders with conflicting priorities.
  • A proactive, energetic, pragmatic leader with strong people and relationship skills.
  • Comfortable operating in a management environment that is open and honest, lean, informal, dynamic and sometimes 'hands-on'.
  • Hardworking and able to work in a collaborative way.

Job Offer

Highly competitive day rate.

Strong large organisation exposure