Vacancy
7561
All Locations
National
Hours Per Week
37.5
Shift Pattern Start
09:00
Shift Pattern End:
17:30
Working Days Per Week (e.g. Monday - Friday):
Monday to Friday

About The Role

Commercial Finance Director

 

 

Role Overview

OCS Group is currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Director to join our passionate, innovative and driven Cleaning business on a permanent basis!

 

You will be responsible for providing strategic leadership support to the Cleaning Division which has a combined turnover of c£450m, working alongside the CEO of the business. This senior position will be accountable for the commercial strategy together with holding responsibility for delivering against and managing the performance of the Cleaning business.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take overall responsibility for the production of timely, accurate and insightful Business data to support the running of the business.
  • Be a “Trusted Adviser” who is focused on driving all aspects of performance.
  • Own the understanding of the financial position including variances and trends and ensure suitable actions are being taken across the Division to maximise overall performance.
  • Develop key performance indicators and variance analysis to provide a clear understanding of the drivers of growth to inform and develop both short-term performance and the SLT.
  • Work alongside the Cleaning CEO on identifying and assessing potential acquisition targets and building business cases to support investment decisions.
  • Drive commercial decisions affecting the Division, including new business pricing policy, assessment and management of contractual risk, assistance with tenders and negotiations with clients as well as Business specific cost management and controls.
  • Champion and maintain a best-in-class reporting function to provide timely, meaningful and contextualised information to Divisional management..
  • Continual improvement of financial systems and reporting within the overall Division.
  • Responsible for the financial control environment of the Division, including timeliness & accuracy of Management Accounts, management of all audit processes and implementing sufficient review and oversight of all balance sheet areas.
  • Manage the Divisional Finance Team including recruitment, succession planning and training alongside the development and motivation of team members.
  • Ensure Divisional ownership, at all levelson cash and debt management including continually challenging levels of WIP, UIR and debtor positions to maximise cash generation.
  • Manage the annual preparation of a full bottom-up budget and strategy across the Division in line with the Group timetable.
  • Implement a continual forecasting and variance analysis model to improve the visibility of expected results as well as challenging and assessing action plans to drive required improvements so that overall targets are achieved.
  • Work closely with the Commercial Finance Director- UK&I in the broader development of a best-in-class finance function which is driven to add value across all areas of the business.
  • Attendance at key commercial customer and supplier meetings.
  • Continually drive improvements in Business Partnering and the value that the Finance team provides.

 

About You:

  • Experienced people manager and senior leader.
  • Commercially focussed strategic thinker.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communicator of financial detail clearly and concisely in a commercial way.
  • Proven ability to influence, challenge and drive performance at a board level.
  • Excellent organisation and presentation skills.
  • Gravitas and personal presence.
  • Engaging client-facing capabilities to build and develop relationships.
  • Able to deal with a fast-paced continuously evolving role.
  • Determined and focused on achievement.
  • Proven experience with customer and supplier-facing commercial discussions.
  • Flexible and willing to travel as required by the business.

 

 

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