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COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER

Posted 8 January by Raw Solutions Ended

Leading European FMCG Manufacturer, HQ based in Co. Westmeath, Ireland, seeks a Commercial Finance Manager. This role reports directly to the Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer. International travel across commercial locations in Europe (mainland UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany). Anticipated frequency: quarterly visits to European offices.

Opportunity for growth and career development. The business has an exciting growth agenda and there will be opportunities within the group to further your career.

Purpose of Role:

  • Supports and builds the commercial teams understanding of the company’s commercial performance and issues within their market and key customers
  • Provides commercial analysis, scenario planning and decision support reporting for commercial planning, new business development, tenders, contract negotiations, pricing initiatives, profit improvement and FX impact management
  • Provides the commercial information required to support operational decisions in customer management and service delivery

Leadership & Support Responsibilities:

  • Provides commercial information and insights to support the Category and Brand Development Manager in the development of the company’s understanding of market and category dynamics and trends
  • Provides commercial analysis, evaluation and information to support Commercial GM’s in assessing commercial opportunities within their markets
  • Provides commercial analysis and information to support the commercial team’s contribution to the Company’s Business Strategy led by the CCO
  • Supports the CCO in developing Commercial (Trading) Policies that enhance / support the commercial performance expectation of the business
  • Provides commercial information, analysis and forecasts to support members of the Commercial Team in the preparation of Product, Category, Channel and Customer Strategies
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to support the Innovation, NPI and NPD processes
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to support the Commercial GM’s in pursuing New Business opportunities
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to support the Group Customer Director in preparing Tenders, pricing activity and contract negotiations
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to support continuous profit improvement initiatives and FX impact management
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to support the Commercial GMs in building robust business cases for all in market initiatives
  • Provides commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts to assist Commercial GM’s in managing and responding to customer and product issues as they arise
  • To provide the commercial information, analysis, evaluation and forecasts in support of the Sales Review conducted by the Group Customer Director

Personal Competencies:

  • Results Focused
  • Operational Problem Solver
  • Strong Presentation & Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical, Numerate and Accurate
  • Structured / Disciplines
  • English Fluent

Professional / Technical Requirements to Qualify:

  • Qualified as a Management Accountant
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience within a blue chip / multinational FMCG environment
  • Significant experience supporting teams interface with customers and distributors
  • Significant experience in financial modeling, scenario planning and evaluation within a commercial environment

This is a newly created role, opportunity to build a system / tool to facilitate speedy and robust decision support information for the commercial teams across markets.

Urgent Role, all qualified applications will receive a response within 24 hours. If you wish to apply / discuss further, please forward your CV asap.

Required skills

  • Commercial Awareness
  • Financial Modeling
  • FMCG
  • Management Accountant
  • Problem Solving

Reference: 34164324

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