Finance Director

Posted 10 February 2022
Salary £100000 - £115000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Executive Management Benefits
Contact NameRichard Chamberlain

Job description

Axon Moore have been retained by a prominent West Yorkshire business in the Food Manufacturing industry to appoint a Finance Director. The business is conveniently located close to the M62 motorway network. With a turnover of approaching £200m, the business has a very strong name in their market and they have strong aspirations to grow both organically and through acquisition.

The Finance Director is a critical appointment in the business and has arisen as the business seeks to bolster the financial support received by the operational areas of the business. As the business grows and evolves, the need for insight, data and robust controls is constantly increasing.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the leadership team of the business and as well as running the finance function, will support the board with a range of financial and strategic decision making initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Support the Board with the provision of timely financial information that accurately represents business performance
  • Revamp and bolster the current factory and production reporting systems to improve financial visibility across the business
  • Ensure sound cost control and cost accounting processes are embedded and adhered to at all times
  • Develop an improved structure for the finance function
  • Manage the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Play a role in key negotiations with major customers, involving open book costing and agreement of key components of contractual agreements
  • Develop and manipulate costing models to reflect efficient and profitable business activities
  • Report financial and operational information and analysis to the board and key stakeholders
  • Ownership of cash and working capital management including treasury responsibilities

The successful candidate should have the following track record and experience:
  • Qualified finance leader with strong commercial and operational finance experience
  • Experience in the food or food manufacturing industry would be an essential requirement for this role
  • Experience dealing directly with customers and supporting an MD or equivalent with commercial negotiations