Sales Finance Manager
As a FTSE listed household name our client is a market leader with a reputation for innovation and development. They are currently recruiting for a Brand Finance Manager sitting within their Commercial Finance team.
This is a pivotal commercial role supporting Marketing and Revenue Growth Management teams. You will be aligned to a particular group of brands, where you will be accountable for the financial delivery, objective performance insight and challenge, and governance of their respective customer cluster.
It's a great opportunity to pit your wits against the consumer and you will be expected to heavily influence, add value commercially and drive business performance.
We require a Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACA / ACCA) with circa 3-5 years PQE. It's essential you bring experience operating in a brand led business (FMCG, Retail or Pharma) with strong commercial awareness of the P&L right through the value chain to consumer price.
The key elements of the role are Brand strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, and insight generation, as well as business case analysis for projects impacting your brand.
Continually providing an insight to the brand leadership team on commercial and total business unit and defined brands performance, including analysis against budget, forecast and prior year.
Through accurate and insightful reporting you will continually raise awareness of financial performance and ensure plans are in place to deliver / exceed budget commitments.
You will work more closely with the Revenue Growth and Insight team to understand the pricing, promotion and external category factors that will impact on brand performance
With regards to Business Case analysis, you will ensure business cases are robustly modelled and challenged to ensure delivery of value ambition. Through partnering of all relevant finance areas (supply chain, control, group, etc.) you will ensure all aspects of new projects are fully captured and reflected in the relevant in year tracking forecasts, whilst also conducting post-launch analysis where the project has differed from business case assumptions.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to be closely involved in crucial work for a renowned leader in the consumer market as they continue to invest heavily and experience strong growth.