Global Head of Shared Services

Axon Moore have been retained in partnering with a high-flying global plc who are looking for a new Global Head of Shared Services to set up and drive a relocating shared services function. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly acquisitive international business that will be lifting their current shared services team into the heart of Manchester city centre from overseas. This newly created position will be play a crucial role in the strategic growth plans of the business and to ensure the full end to end implementation of the new shared services function is successful.

The role will include:

• To lead the full SSC relocation in delivering clear strategic objectives
• Effective and efficient transition of activities into the centre on implementation in line with the project plan
• Upholding and creating the company’s culture, ways of working, and quality expectations
• The monthly management and review of all services within the SSC with key stakeholders and customers across the globe
• The delivery of a continuous best in class service and for instilling a Continual Service Improvement culture in the SSC
• Assessment of new technologies to create operating efficiencies and identification of additional services which can be provided by the SSC
• The full management of the SSC finance functions across OTC, P2P, RTR and Project Accounting
• The identification and mitigation of risks and set up controls
• Identify, recruit and develop a full function from the beginning which will include 30x roles within the first 6 months
• Working with the senior leadership team to allow the continued growth of the SSC (measured in services and cost savings)
• Define, plan, control and manage project scope, goals and deliverables
• Develop and manage through project lifecycle, project plans and communication documentation
• Effectively communicate project expectations to senior stakeholders, develop and implementation of stakeholder management plan
The successful individual will be a qualified accountant ACA, CIMA, ACCA with proven experience of senior finance leadership, have strong communication skills and the ability to work with senior stakeholders. Having strong experience in creating a shared services function from the beginning or within a “lift and shift project” would be crucial for this role ideally within an global scale.

Salary is £125k - £175k + bonus + benefits (would stretch for the right candidate)

For further information or for immediate consideration then please contact Perran Cooke at Axon Moore


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