Finance Director

Jen Buckingham Smart
Sandy, Bedfordshire (GB)
Highly competitive remuneration package
29 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Flamingo Flowers
Department Head, Director
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type


In partnership with Flamingo Horticulture, Investigo Executive are in search of a Finance Director for the Flowers & Plants business, predominantly based out of their offices in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

The company

The Flamingo Group is one of the largest global suppliers of fresh cut flowers, sourcing and processing a total of c.780m stems per annum primarily for the UK and continental European markets, of which c.280m stems are grown on Flamingo own farms in Africa. The Flowers and Plants business has a turnover of c. £250m and supplies a number of the major retailers in the UK, as well as a number of key Home Delivery suppliers.   

Job purpose & individual

The role of the Finance Director is focused on leading all financial activities throughout the business with rigour, whilst also thinking strategically and forecasting for future business growth. A team of 18 are based across four sites so regular travel to Spalding in South Lincolnshire, among other locations will be required. The role is a critical commercial business partner, supporting the Managing Director and the senior executive team with key decision making.

A proven track record of developing strong finance teams within a fast-paced environment will be key to the success. Strong financial controls including in depth cashflow management is pivotal in the role, as well as having a highly commercial outlook to support the future growth aspirations.

Given the nature of the products and pace at which the organisation is required to trade, previous experience within FMCG, Supply Chain or a relatable manufacturing environment is essential, as knowledge of dealing with and serving major UK retailers is crucial.

The successful individual will need to be committed to their own further development and should demonstrate that they have the ability to progress to the role of CFO in the future, should they successfully prove themselves. CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent qualification is mandatory and at least ten-years post-qualification experience within a commercially focused finance function is a prerequisite.

Flamingo Flowers is on an exciting growth journey and as a result, a highly competitive remuneration package is available.

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