Head of Commercial Finance

Michael Page Finance
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
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Job Details

Responsible for the development and leadership of an effective integrated Operations Finance Team with an ability to develop initiatives, processes and procedures and effectively execute them with the support of the wider Operational Leadership Team.

Client Details

Gloabally recognised FMCG organisation, based in Birmingham.


  • Develop & Lead Group Operations Finance team
  • Define & implement robust Operational KPI structure with effective targets & measures
  • With the Heads of the relevant Departments, lead the budget and forecast process for Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Monitor & report stock levels to ensure optimal use of cash resources
  • Foster strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels to optimise the performance of Operations and the wider Organisation.
  • Partner with the Operational leadership team as required to ensure stakeholder buy-in & engagement with Operational finance initiatives & activities
  • Actively participate and contribute to wider operational strategies & initiatives
  • Actively support the Operations team to enhance operational processes and efficiencies across the board
  • Proactively cooperate with and support other team members
  • Actively participate as principal Operations stakeholder in the development of S&OP stock and service levels
  • As a key stakeholder, forge a strong partnership with Systems Accountant to ensure the continuous enhancement of ERP & BI effectiveness in Operations
  • Support procurement, supply chain and third parties to develop robust SLAs


For this position our client is looking for a commercially astute, qualified finance professional, preferably from a FMCG or manufacturing background.

As this will be a commercially engaged position you will also need to be confident in your ability to present financial information to a range of stakeholders, predominantly non finance focused.

Job Offer

Up to £70,000


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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