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Commercial Finance Manager

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This role offers an exciting opportunity to partner with Sales and Marketing teams, providing commercial management across new business opportunities and risk mitigation. The successful candidate will lead finance and commercial inputs to support integrated business planning processes, lead commercial reviews of key categories, and develop pricing strategies with analytics and insights. This role is great for someone who thrives in an unstructured environment where no two days are the same.

What you'll do:

As a Commercial Finance Manager, your role will be pivotal in driving the delivery of strategic objectives by partnering with Sales and Marketing teams. You will be responsible for leading finance and commercial inputs to support integrated business planning processes. Your ability to lead commercial reviews of key categories will be crucial in identifying areas of risk or opportunity. You will also prepare New Product Development (NPD) P&Ls, monitor performance against business case/budget assumptions, and ensure robust processes are in place for Trade Promotional Spend.

  • Partner with the Sales and Marketing team to drive the delivery of strategic objectives & provide commercial management across new business opportunities & risk mitigation
  • Lead finance and commercial inputs to support integrated business planning process for the Sales and Marketing Functions
  • Lead commercial reviews of key categories; challenge the business around areas of risk/opportunity
  • Provide insightful analysis into business performance and identification of opportunities to drive improvements
  • Prepare New Product Development “NPD” P&L’s challenging key assumptions and validating costs.
  • Monitor performance of NPD, Sales Initiatives, Tenders, and/or other relevant projects versus business case/budget assumptions.
  • Provide financial leadership and contribute to the creation of the business team promotional plan ensuring financial outcomes deliver our short- and long-term objectives
  • Ensure robust processes and controls are in place for Trade Promotional Spend.


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Commercial Finance Manager position will have a degree in Commerce or Finance along with 5-7 years experience in commercial finance, preferably within manufacturing/FMCG. Proficiency in BI tools, SAP, Excel, and financial modelling is essential. You will be a strategic thinker with strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Your ability to manage competing deadlines, coupled with an excellent understanding of Sales, Trading Terms, Importing and Supply Chain dynamics will set you apart. Strong planning and forecasting process management is also desired.

  • Degree in Commerce or Finance (Essential); CA/CPA or MBA (Desired)
  • 5-7 years in commercial finance, preferably in manufacturing/FMCG
  • Proficiency in BI tools, SAP, Excel, and financial modelling
  • Strategic thinker with strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Excellent understanding of Sales, Trading Terms, Importing and Supply Chain dynamics.
  • Strong planning and forecasting process management


What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading player in their industry, known for their commitment to innovation and excellence. They offer a supportive and inclusive work environment where every team member's contribution is valued. Their focus on continuous learning and development ensures that their employees are always at the forefront of industry trends. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company that truly values its employees and provides them with the tools they need to succeed.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Apply today by clicking on the link. We look forward to receiving your application!

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Courtney Story on 09-374 7300.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Accounting & Finance

Focus: Finance Manager Financial Controller & CFO

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Auckland

Job Reference: 1987870/001

Date posted: 11 July 2024

Consultant: Courtney Story

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