Chief Financial Officer – Trading Group
DC Thomson is one of the leading media organisations in the UK, which has remained a privately-owned, family-run company since 1905. In addition to their significant core publishing interests, they operate a diverse portfolio of businesses in digital services, marketing, cloud services, education and premium gifting sectors.
The company is headquartered in Dundee and maintains a base in Fleet Street. Globally their portfolio of trading companies operate from 21 different offices and employ over 1,700 staff. In the future, the Group will continue to diversify and this journey is likely to include further reorganisation, rationalisation and M&A activity.
The CFO of the Trading Group will work to drive performance across the existing business and will play a key role in shaping the future of the organisation, supporting the Board and the wider senior management team in taking the growth strategy forward. With specific responsibility for the Group’s Finance and Procurement functions, the CFO will be responsible for driving commercial insight and profitability across the portfolio of eight trading businesses.
This is a high-profile role, both internally and externally, requiring exceptional leadership, commercial decision making and an ability to communicate at all levels. Success will be measured by the strategic and financial direction offered and the continuous support of actions that ensure the long-term profitability and diversification of the Group.
Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate a track record as a commercially focused and strategic financial leader in businesses of similar scale and complexity. Previous experience working across a diverse portfolio of companies, driving performance, integrating new acquisitions and managing disposals will be essential.
DC Thomson have built their business on the principles of integrity, respect, commitment and creativity. These values continue to underpin everything they do and they are seeking to make a long-term appointment with an individual who shares these attributes.
New Town Partnership are the exclusive advisors to DC Thomson on this search and a full brief will be shared with relevant candidates.
For a confidential conversation please contact Jane Gilchrist or Louise Gibson at the New Town Partnership on 0207 867 3772.