Finance Manager - Buying and Merchandising

Job Title: Finance Manager - Buying and Merchandising
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £375 - £425 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 9-12 months
REF: SB28960_1557998197
Contact Name: Sam Banks
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for an interim Finance Manager for the Buying & Merchandising division of a well known retailer. Reporting into the Head of Finance, your role will partner the key stakeholders across the Buying and Merchandising Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Merchandising Team in understanding and managing the stock and margin position
  • Alongside Merchandising, be an active participant in the open to buy process
  • Prepare business cases and complete post investment reviews
  • Oversee the production of the management accounts, specifically focusing on sales and gross profit Review all balance sheets that are prepared by the team
  • Be responsible for delivering the sales, gross profit and central Buying and Merchandising
  • Be familiar with the relevant KPIs of their business area
  • Identify and develop appropriate and timely analysis to deliver further insight to their business partners, thus enabling them to manage their areas profitably.
  • Complete commercial analysis of various cost / benefit scenarios
  • Be able to manage and develop their team, including two direct reports.
  • Build effective working relationships with stakeholders across the business

Person Specification:


  • Held a number of finance roles across various areas of a business
  • Managed a team
  • Sound business knowledge, preferably retail
  • Qualified - CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW or international equivalent