This successful Fashion Brand is seeking a Finance & Operations Director to oversee the areas of financial planning, internal operations , distribution and logistics
You will be part of the senior leadership team that will drive business growth .
An excellent career opportunity with a great brand. A fast paced environment where you will be very ‘hands on’ and manage change to support the business growth .
Responsibilities will include :
Establishing strategies to improve day to day operations
Financial planning and forecasting plus evaluation of overall financial performance
Introducing new cost saving initiatives
Overseeing the audits and tax reporting
Providing regular financial and operations reports to the Board
Keeping up to date with compliance and legislation and clearly conveying any changes to employees
Leading and managing a team across departments.
Managing the distribution and logistics budgets and implement the best processes and procedures to optimise service levels and support business sales.
Building and managing relationships with external suppliers .
Carrying out risk assessment for succession and disruption
Establishing mid and longer term strategies for the distribution operations , inventory management and order fulfilment .
Creating new performance measures to meet and exceed agreed targets.
Manage and negotiate agreements with 3rd party providers.
You will naturally work closely with wholesale and retail teams and ensure clear communication
Management of logistics to achieve on time shipments to meet customer and business requirements .
Liaison with the international suppliers , freight forwarders and customs
Managing loss and damage claims and resolving problems
The person we seek will be educated to Degree level with a financial qualification such as ACCA or CIMA and will be expected to have several years’ industry experience
You will need to have worked for a recognised fashion/ lifestyle apparel/ sports/ accessories brand or retailer.
Excellent IT skills such as ERP / D365 / and Business Intelligence software are required
Be able to work within a fast paced environment and be happy to be hands on.
Excellent people leadership and communication skills .
This senior position offers a substantial salary plus benefits
Ready for a great new challenge and opportunity?