Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £1,000 Per Day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 9 Months
Contact Name: Christian Pampellonne
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting an interim Finance Director (for 9 months) in Heerenveen, Netherlands – the key requirements are experience in D2C as a Senior Financial Operator. 


The responsibilities/deliverables are below:-


The B&F Finance role:

  • Lead the annual financial planning and budgeting process, for all B&F countries, channels and functions within the business (e.g. marketing, warehouse, people)


  • Build a D2C financial view of the plan (phased over time) including:
    • Sales by e-comm KPIs such as traffic, conversion, units per transaction, AOV
    • Sales by marketing channels bottom up
    • Sales by customer segment bottom up (new, existing, spend, frequency)
    • Sales by product category bottom up


  • Break this down to a daily and weekly level – this will form the basis of ongoing reporting used to drive trade every day of the week


  • Control the B&F P&L and ensure the business has a commercial approach at all times –managing down costs, driving sales and striving for profit


  • Lead the re forecasting process – help highlight and facilitate the process for identifying areas of opportunity, risk and the quantification of plans for mitigation


  • Deliver the D2C financial management information required to drive trade and manage performance: daily sales (does not exist at the level required), month end, quarterly review etc.


  • Drive efficiency in the operation of the business  – use D2C cost ratios and benchmarking analysis to identify areas of opportunity


  • Ensure the processes is in place to objectively measure the success of our spend e.g. D2C marketing (€6m spend), product buying (€50m spend) – push for efficiency


  • Ensure the right D2C systems and processes are in place to deliver the above (using SAP I assume….my previous company used Essbase Oracle)


  • Help build D2C business cases for B&F growth driving initiatives – bring D2C experience to the decision making process – then analyse success vs business case assumptions


  • Provide financial insight from D2C market data and the competition that help benchmark performance, identify growth opportunities and risks  


  • As a member of the B&F Leadership Team, help create a commercial culture of day to day e-commerce trading - challenge the norm to deliver bottom and top line growth


  • Work with the central team who manage the standard business as usual activities e.g. month end / balance sheet / cash flows etc.