Professional Services Recruitment

Senior Finance Manager, Global Operations - Fife

£48,000 - £58,000 - Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1812 Date Posted: Monday 21 Jun 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a manufacturing company based in Dunfermline to help source a Senior Finance Manager in Operations.

The role is responsible for leading on manufacturing planning & monitoring of supply chain practices.  Additionally, you will oversee critical areas of the Income Statement and oversee key risks within Inventory & Manufacturing, communicating them to senior management.

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially focused individual to succeed and grow in a market leading business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive cost down focus from finance perspective on product to achieve business objectives
  • Leads on basis of Inventory Provision & the timely management of exposures
  • Development of finance function embedded with Operations area
  • Partner with manufacturing operations, engineering and supply chain to support business decision making
  • Establish/maintain financial reporting and metrics for manufacturing
  • Support new products transition from development into production
  • Financial & costing implication of production allocation - new build and repair product lines
  • Lead on Make vs. Buy decisions
  • Budget preparation for manufacturing facilities, engineering & supply chain teams
  • Monthly product cost reporting
  • Lead on cost reduction and reliability projects for existing products
  • Establish regular management accounts packs
  • Responsible for two direct reports

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Professional Qualification in Accountancy – CIMA, ACCA, CA
  • Experience of manufacturing business
  • Experience with working in a changing environment
  • Experience with working with non-Finance stakeholders
  • Awareness of working in a regulated manufacturing / healthcare environment
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong team player with flexible attitude to work priorities
  • Strong systems skills to include advanced Excel and ideally previous experience using a consolidation tool
  • Strong proactive communicator with the ability to influence others