We are delighted to be working with a multi-channel retailer that has recently secured growth capital via its Private Equity partners. The company sells a range of health based products on-line and via a modest estate of shops. The plan over the next few years is to substantially grow the store footprint, as well as driving increased on-line growth. The brand is entering an exciting stage in its story so far.
The company wishes to appoint its first standalone Finance Director, to work closely with the CEO and the rest of the senior team. The size of the company right now (<£20m t/o) tells you that this is a 'hands on' role. We are particularly keen on candidates taking their first step as a Finance Director.
The new Finance Director must come from another high street / on-line consumer Retail company and preferably has both store and on-line experience. If you have worked for an SME you will understand what's required, however we will consider people from larger organisations, providing they can demonstrate the desire and motivation to join a smaller entrepreneurial growing company.
As well as taking responsibility for the entire finance function, including a small team, you will be expected to present at board level to the investors and any other external stakeholders. You must therefore be a strong communicator and confident presenter. You must be prepared to challenge the CEO in a positive and constructive manner.
Candidates must be Qualified Accountants with strong academics. You must be hard working, friendly, collaborative, organised, strategic and willing to 'muck in' when its required. We'd like to see experience of leading, coaching and developing people.
Please apply with a covering note including a CV, Salary information and notice period. Ref AM/630711