Finance and Commercial Manager

£50k - 60k per year
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
CD- 24691
Chloe Dalton
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Title: Finance and Commercial Manager

Salary: £50,000-£60,000+package
Location: Banbury
Sector / Industry: Accountancy/Finance
Job Reference: CD- 24691


Are you ambitious and driven looking to join a business who shares your passion for excellence and innovation?

Do you possess an adaptable approach and the ability to see the bigger picture?

If you would like to work in an environment where you can truly make things happen, where your opinions count, and your actions lead to results for the whole team, then this is a great place for you!

The Client:

A highly successful manufacturer within the Savoury and Home Baking sector, partnering with incredibly well known brands to bring a wide range of baking products to market.

They have the customer and consumer at the heart of the business and believe in partnership to deliver their exceptional levels of service. Being value led, they believe every individual who joins the business should be driven, ambitious and share their passion for food.

The Role:

Reporting directly into the Financial Director, the company are looking for a Finance & Commercial Manager act as a pivotal link between both commercial and finance teams, providing key insights and influencing commercial decision making, an experience that few other companies can offer to an experienced FM.

The role will require an energetic individual, able to grasp the role, provide fantastic insights and see the bigger picture from both a commercial and financial point of view.

Key Responsibilities:

• Sales & margin reporting and analysis, picking out trends, customer patterns, risks and opportunities, assisting in driving business decision-making

• Evaluation of pricing and promotions

• Develop a good understanding of customers, products, brand profitability

• Present findings during monthly commercial business reviews

• Commercial business support, evaluating new and existing opportunities in support of business growth strategy

• Working closely with sales team, on tenders and reviewing customer terms

• Working on new product costings, profit & loss

• Developing commercial framework

• Reviewing and analysing promotion effectiveness

• Ensure risks, opportunities and sensitivities are clearly explored

• Assist with month-end processes

• Assisting in preparing annual budget

• Maintain balance sheet reconciliations

• Regular forecasting

• Process improvement

Skills & Experience:

• Previous experience as a Financial/Commercial manager

• Well-rounded commercial awareness

• A good understanding of profit/loss, Balance Sheet and cash flow

• Able to influence business decision making

• Excellent communicator

• Budget management

• Forward planning

• Highly analytical, able to provide clear insights and analysis

• Proactive and logical problem solver

• Organisational skills

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Experience within a similar financial role and an understanding of the FMCG food and drink UK market
  • Excellent commercial, analytical and presentation skills
  • Proactive in developing and maintaining customer relationships
  • A professional and positive manner to create excellent customer rapport
  • Must demonstrate a high level of numeracy and solid data analysis and presentation skills on MS Excel and Power Point.
  • A high level of fluency in English, both spoken and written, enabling the necessary direct business communication with all customers and suppliers

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

To Contact Directly: Chloe Dalton on 0161 639 0080

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