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Commercial Finance Manager

Sellick Partnership has been assigned to recruit a permanent Commercial Finance Manager for a very successful and instantly recognisable retail business based in Manchester.

The business has outperformed their competitors over the past few years and will continue to do so by driving their strategic plan, delivering further improvements and changes that will make a real impact on the whole business.

This is a senior and visible position working closely with senior stakeholders across the business and within the retail operations. You will be tasked to provide and develop robust commercial information for the business and business partners, ranging from complex modelling to performance reporting that will drive the business direction and decisions. Provide appropriate challenge and influence to stakeholders to ensure they make well informed decisions that improve business performance.

You will be involved in delivering clear measurements on a variety of projects, taking successful trials through business casing to a rollout situation, providing visibility on benefits delivered by the programme and flagging any performance gaps to plan. Additionally the role will budget and forecast for the programme ensuring expectations are embedded in overall business plans.

The person

The successful applicant will be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified coming from a similar role and being able to demonstrate being an effective business partner, decision maker, having commercial awareness and being a finance lead where you have driven value add and commercial insight /benefit. Experience within the retail, FMCG, multisite sectors would be desirable.

You will have strong business partnering, stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills and in particular the ability to communicate, direct, challenge and influence senior level individuals. Focussed on delivering specific objectives, you will be proactive, adaptable, dynamic and self-motivated with a desire to find and deliver improvements. In addition you will have the ability to work independently and together with other personnel both finance and non-finance.

You will have a creative and innovative approach to problem solving and analysis; delivery orientated - able to work in pressurised environments, meet multiple deadlines and manage own priorities.

You will also be able to demonstrate business acumen and ability to gain knowledge across the breadth of a variety of functions. Good communication skills - able to translate financial information and create successful business relationships. You will also be able to take a 'big picture' view with demonstrable internal consultancy and influencing skills, while possessing a keen eye for the detail.

If you consider yourself to be a committed, career driven professional who can demonstrate the above experience and who would welcome the stimulus of this commercial finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.

Reference: M11772_1547832494