Commercial Finance Business Partner

Posted 21 November by Michael Page Finance
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  • Leading a commercial function to provide a strategic structure to really drive the bottom line.
  • Reports into the FD.

Client Details

  • FTSE-Listed PLC food manufacturer.
  • Market leader due to customer proximity and agility of the business.
  • Flexibility and dynamism allows them to react promptly to spikes in demand.
  • Each factory acts as its own operation, meaning you can implement at a higher level and really value add.


    • Financial analysis: Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and potential risks. Analyse financial data and performance metrics to assist senior management in making sound business decisions.
    • Management Information: Develop and maintain comprehensive management information systems to ensure that relevant financial data is readily available to support decision-making at all levels of the organisation.
    • Cost Management: Evaluate and control operational costs and expenses. Identify cost-saving opportunities and efficiency improvements while maintaining the quality of products or services.
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments such as sales, operations, and procurement to align financial objectives with overall business goals. Provide financial guidance and insights to support their activities.
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis: Evaluate the financial viability of potential investments, projects, or initiatives. Conduct cost-benefit analyses to assist in prioritisation and decision-making.
    • Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with department heads to develop budgets and forecasts. Monitor actual financial performance against budgets and forecasts, and provide recommendations for corrective actions as needed.
    • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with senior management in developing and implementing financial strategies to achieve the company's long-term objectives. Provide financial input for strategic planning processes.
    • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging financial technologies. Propose and implement process improvements to enhance financial reporting and analysis capabilities.
    • To work in a safe manner following agreed Health and Safety policy and Works to ensure that wherever possible tasks carried out minimise environmental impact.
    • Adheres to all Company rules and


  • Previous experience in manufacturing/retail/FMCG/distribution.
  • Commercial accountant experience.
  • Stakeholder management experience.
  • Adapt to a fact-paced dynamic environment.

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great culture.

Reference: 51661981

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