Head of Finance
ABPM as experts in financial recruitment have been retained by their client the British watch brand Christopher Ward. Some 14 years ago the founders decided they would turn the industry’s distribution model on its head and launch the world’s first online luxury watch brand with the simple aim ‘to put premium watches within the reach of everyone' accompanied with outstanding customer service.
Those objectives are just as true today as the day as when the business was first founded with the Christopher Ward brand being synonymous with creating superb timepieces at remarkable prices. The horological David taking on the Swiss giants. With operations in both the UK and Switzerland
their unique business model puts the customer directly in touch with the watchmaker taking out all those expensive middlemen.
The business is truly international with watches being sold to over 120 countries through eight currency websites.
For their next stage of their growth they are looking to recruit a dynamic and energetic finance professional to take up the finance baton from an incumbent founder Director who will continue to be a major shareholder.
You will be a key member of the senior management team and be expected to relate to the broader team in the UK and Switzerland as well as the company’s shareholders. You will bring to bear commercial and strategic skills in evaluating the day to day as well as the company’s future direction.
Externally, as the Finance Director you will be expected to not only liaise with the company’s auditors and tax advisors but also their bankers and providers of external capital as the business scales up to reach its undoubted potential.
Vital to your success in the role you will have demonstrable commercial acumen, finely honed inter-personal skills, a proven capacity to lead and manage a finance function and be of a curious nature. The technical skills required for the role should be a given. It would be ideal if you were from a retail background but not an absolute requirement.
To be considered for the appointment please write with accompanying CV in confidence to their retainer adviser Rej Abraham, Managing Director of ABPM Recruitment Ltd by clicking on Apply, or ring him to learn more on 0115 9061 222.
Please note that direct applications and enquiries via third parties will be directed to ABPM Recruitment Ltd.
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