Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

You will be a key point of contact for the RDD Category Leaders, Commercial Category leaders, along with Supply Chain and Operations ensuring that sufficient financial rigour are applied to key decision making. Working with different functions across the business, this is a highly visible role that represents a great opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of Dyson. 

Accountabilities

Purpose of position:
The Health & Beauty (H&B) Finance team is responsible for end-to-end Finance support for the Environmental Control and Personal Care, from the evaluation of RDD projects that will drive future Category performance through to End of Life.  The role offers great variety with the ability to add value in numerous areas including investment appraisal, range planning decisions, commercial performance management, supply planning financial effectiveness and driving efficiency across the category. This role focus on the Personal Care element of H&B.
You will be a key point of contact for the RDD Category Leaders, Commercial Category leaders, along with Supply Chain and Operations ensuring that sufficient financial rigour are applied to key decision making. Working with different functions across the business, this is a highly visible role that represents a great opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of Dyson. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide financial expertise & integrated finance support to deliver category 5 year plan objectives.
  • Investment appraisal of the project pipeline – NPD cost, market relevance, BC support for NPD milestone
  • Lead on the launch planning process to include range transitioning, group modelling and acting as bridge between group and markets.
  • Drive category performance by analysing product profitability data to influence future and in life ranges.
  • Manage category performance and end to end profitability, business partner with commercial team to drive performance.
  • Build relationship with markets and commercial to assess category risks and opportunities 
  • Provide category performance analysis and lead monthly review meetings with the Commercial team
  • Key support in preparation for monthly Exec category reviews.
  • Drive for continual process improvement, be proactive and thought provoking in supporting decision making.
  • Share category knowledge, learning & insight back to markets
  • Manage one direct report

Skills

Skills / experience / qualifications:
  • Highly competent IT and data manipulation skills, with SAP, BW and onestream experience preferred
  • Curiosity and problem solving skills, with determination and perseverance to push changes through
  • Strong communication, with ability to influence and use financial information to provide insight to non-finance managers and senior directors
  • Ability to work cross functionally
  • Ability to analyse data and trends
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to bring structure, planning and prioritization to a less structured environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Experienced qualified accountant, with a previous management role in Finance

Key relationships:
  • Category RDD director and team
  • Category Commercial Director and team
  • Global Group Finance Director & Finance Director of H&B
  • RDD & Operations Finance and Cost team
  • Marketing Directors in market
  • Finance Directors in market

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 05 December 2018