Head of Finance for Manufacturing Strategy
A leading FTSE 250, British-based manufacturing business.
A Head of Finance position providing a great opportunity for future progression.
About Our Client
Our client is a leading FTSE 250, British-based international manufacturing group. Headquartered in the UK, they are a global engineering group.
They have positioned this as an excellent entry point for an ambitious and high performing Finance Business Partner. The global perspective that this person will gain of the organisation and the senior level interactions they will have with both Group and divisional management make it a great "springboard" for future progression within the Group, Our client is able to support a career both locally and internationally.
As the Head of Finance for Manufacturing Strategy located at the Coventry site, this is a key and high profile role, reporting to the Vice President of Finance Group Operations.
Working with the Group's Manufacturing Strategy Council (MSC), you will provide dedicated financial leadership to deliver the footprint reduction plan. You will work with MSC members to scope out projects, identify key strategic and financial sensitivities and modelling out potential solutions. You will also support in the preparation of business cases for different scenarios and challenge where appropriate to ensure robust analysis of options and alternatives, as well as identification of appropriate risks and opportunities.
You will help to present business cases to Group management, including drafting of Finance Committee and Board papers where appropriate. You will also be required to develop appropriate mechanisms to control, monitor and review "live" business cases once approval to proceed has been granted, following Group Programme Life Cycle and MSC policies.
The successful candidate will be required to work across the Group's matrix organisation. Whilst centrally led, the project(s) will require active engagement and support from divisional management. A strong influencing style will be essential to delivering programme objectives.
The Successful Applicant
For this Head of Finance for Manufacturing Strategy in Coventry, the successful candidate must have/be:
- Degree educated and a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA), with significant post qualification experience
- Manufacturing sector experience is essential and Aerospace advantageous
- Must have experience of site rationalisation projects
- Strong investment appraisal experience is essential
- Ability to operate at strategic and tactical levels of project implementation
- Proven stakeholder management skills and excellent communication and influencing skills
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in the future success of this established business and to further your own career within a PLC.
What's on Offer
Six Figure Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits