Finance Director

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£100,000 per annum
County:Greater London
Job ref:39453
Post Date:26. 06. 2024

About the Role

Our client, a leading retail group and an iconic brand, is seeking a talented Finance & Operations Director to join their team during a strategic revitalisation focused on profitability. With a commitment to enhancing operational efficiency and driving financial success, this role presents an exciting opportunity to lead and innovate within a dynamic retail environment.

Your Qualities:

  • Meticulous in financial oversight and operational management.
  • Ability to refine and execute strategies for financial health and operational efficiency.
  • Inspires teams to achieve financial and operational goals.
  • Adept at identifying challenges and implementing effective solutions.
  • Engages directly in managing financial and operational processes.


  • Lead financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. Collaborate with the Finance Manager to base strategy on accurate financial information.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including supply chain, logistics, and vendor management. Take ownership for operational success, problem-solving, and refining strategy in this area.
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and execute business strategies that enhance profitability.
  • Manage and mentor a team, including the Design & Production Director, Digital Director, Sales Manager, Ops & Merch team, and Finance Manager, to meet their top-line targets and margins. Lead the management team to meet KPIs and mentor them to grow their skills and confidence.
  • Ensure Ops & Merch deliver the correct product mix across sales channels on time.
  • Responsible for overall profitability and success of the business. Have a strong understanding of cash flow and able to make commercial decisions around cash flow.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimisation and resource allocation, enhancing departmental efficiency without compromising accuracy. Spearhead implementation of procedural enhancements and technological innovations to streamline workflow and elevate performance standards.
  • Collaborate with the Director on special projects and workflow enhancements.


  • Must have a finance background and be able to work with complex Excel modelling.
  • Must have operational experience, ideally with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Experience with retail and e-commerce, preferably in female-focused consumer sectors such as fashion, beauty, or jewellery.
  • Experience in private label or manufacturing operations is advantageous.


  • Hybrid Work Model: 3 days in the office
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Options Package

Join our client in driving financial and operational excellence in a dynamic retail environment. If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, apply now.

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