Head of Commercial Finance
Nestled deep in the English countryside, in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir, you’ll find Belvoir Fruit Farms. We have been here since 1984, when our founders, The Manners family used Elderflowers picked from the local hedgerows to make our hero Elderflower cordial. Since then we have been making a range of delicious fruit cordials and presses, through a process of picking, innovating and infusing to become the fastest growing premium soft drinks brand in the UK.
Working with the UK’s leading retailers, and exporting to over 30 countries, the Executive team have ambitious plans to more than double revenues by 2022. This is your chance to play an integral part in this journey, by joining them as Head of Commercial Finance.
Partnering both the sales and marketing teams, commercial investment will be based on your recommendations, insight and knowledge (from the significant time you’ve spent in the FMCG sector). The business has performed well but the best is yet to come. This is your chance to be part of the future success. In fact, you won’t just be a part of it, you’ll help determine it.
This is a newly created, pivotal role which will be key to ensuring the business has the necessary insight, tools and support to optimise the return from both current and future investment. You’ll establish improved commercial reporting, make recommendations for optimising returns on all trade investment and provide support to commercial teams in order for them to better understand and drive growth.
You’ll sit within the finance team, reporting directly into the Finance Director, but your exposure will be wide and you’ll get the opportunity to challenge and influence a wide range of stakeholders, ultimately providing them with commercial financial support to ensure delivery of the 2022 strategy. You’ll also play a lead role in commercial strategy, planning and budgeting utilising your strong financial modelling skills.
You’ll likely be a Qualified Accountant with significant experience within a recognised FMCG supplier. A full spec is available on request - if you would like to take a look get in touch with ArranJaiswal or Alex Alcock at Distinct Recruitment.