Head of Commercial Finance

  • Location:London
  • Job Industry:Accountancy
  • Reference:MC776
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Skills:Head of Commercial Finance
  • Salary:Up to £100000 per annum

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

An internationally recognised brand name consumer goods company are looking for a Head of Commercial Finance to lead business support and challenge the business. This role will drive forward the commercial planning and analysis functions as well as provide financial, commercial and strategic leadership. This includes providing financial expertise in all aspects of the P&L and helping to deliver the overall Net sales, Gross Profit and EBITDA target whilst also providing strategic leadership on direction of the business.


  • Lead creation of 3-year strategic plan for specific business units which covers growth of base business and innovation/renovation plans
  • Lead assessment and recommendations of commercial strategy including market readiness, commercial viability and investment strategies
  • Work with Sales teams to identify and evaluate pricing, terms and mix solutions
  • Partner the Marketing Team on a day-to-day basis, helping them to understand the internal P&L category performance and innovation P&L dynamics
  • Work with the wider commercial team to ensure they have and understand the financial information they require
  • Assist the Team with ad hoc requests to provide insight for key strategy decisions
  • Provide the Exec with a monthly performance update
  • Work collaboratively with marketing units to understand P&L dynamics for current and future projects
  • Review size of opportunity from both a financial and strategic point of view
  • Business case creation and assessment


  • Minimum of 5 Years in commercial finance role with P&L responsibility
  • Proven experience within the consumer goods and/or retail industry
  • P&L knowledge and commercial capability
  • Ability to engage the business in the need for change and drive action
  • Understands the impact and implications of various price, promotional mechanisms and how these impact a portfolio strategy
  • Can track and review performance of strategy and determine when and where course correction is required

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