Finance Planning Manager – Supply Chain

Competitive | Newark | Contract
Posted 4 months ago

Financial Planning Manager – Supply Chain
Newark – With travel to West London & Stevenage
£400 to £600 per day - DOE
Initial 6 month contract

InterQuest Solutions are delighted to be working with one of our key clients a market leader in the retail and telecoms sector, supporting with the recruitment of an interim Financial Planning Manager for the Supply Chain side of the business, based out of their Newark offices.

Purpose of the role
• Owning and adapting all models used for commercial forecasting across the business and building models that do not yet exist.
• Accountable for preparation of accurate, insightful and timely short, medium and long term supply chain forecasts across the business (owning the development of these forecasts on behalf of the Commercial FD, the Operations and Channels FD and the FP&A FD).
• Work with Supply Chain Finance counterparts across all business functions influencing effectively to ensure that forecasts are robust, challenging and meet the targets

Duties & Responsibilities
• Responsible for the creation of Supply Chain Forecasting, Outlooks, Budgets and Long-terms Plans
• Key support for the Heads of Finance providing insight, updates on progress/timelines and communication with the wider Commercial Finance and business functions as necessary
• Support for the Commercial forecast process – 3YP, Budget, STF, daily phasing and Weekly “4 Week” Outlook
• Furnishing the business (at all levels) with a continual update on expected performance, symptoms/issues inherent in this performance and solutions for discussion and agreement
• Ensures that all Supply Chain functions provide timely assumptions for input into forecasts
• Dealing with, supporting and challenging multiple business owners at senior level within the business. Requires constant interaction with non-finance colleagues.
• Supporting a programme of standardisation, tightening of processes, process optimisation
• Delivering top quality presentations to senior stakeholders both internally and externally

Skills & Experience
• Candidates will ideally be degree educated or equivalent and also have a relevant Accountancy Qualification such as ACA, CIMA or ACCA and 3-5-years’ PQE
• Previous experience and skills in a similar role, with experience of working in the retail or services sectors a distinct advantage
• You will be able to provide commercial and financial strategic insight and ideally will be able to influence at all levels within the business
• Candidates will have strong presentation skills both in preparation and delivery
• Excellent stakeholder management experience, to manage and influence other and the ability to apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas and explain clearly to others

For more information about this role, please contact:

Rachel Loughlin
0161 237 0063

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