Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis 

As a leading player across FMCG , this innovative and swiftly expanding organisation collaborates with consumers all over the world 
Backed by an ambitious Private Equity entity, this company is propelling forward with exciting growth initiatives, solidifying its dominance as a premier provider of products 
Spanning across Europe, this dynamic and forward-thinking conglomerate operates under several prominent brands within various sectors and territories. Having already completed multiple acquisitions, the company is poised to continue its aggressive expansion strategy in a fragmented market. 
To fuel its ambitious growth trajectory, the company has created the new role of Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Reporting directly to the CFO for the UK & Ireland, this position is integral to the organisation's expansive growth plans. 
Key Responsibilities: 
• Oversee Group-wide Financial Planning and Analysis, managing the financial planning, budgeting, and performance evaluation cycle. 
• Provide strategic insights to the Executive team and senior management through comprehensive analytics, aiding in the decision-making process within a rapidly evolving business landscape. 
• Collaborate with the Strategy function to analyse market trends, conduct industry research, and assess competitor dynamics to drive growth and enhance profitability. 
• Lead and mentor a team of three FP&A professionals, evaluating their structure and skill development needs to align with the current and future growth trajectory of the company. 
• Assume overall responsibility for budgeting, collaborating closely with Group and UK Management, as well as Divisional Managing Directors and Financial Directors, to shape and refine financial plans. 
• Cultivate a cohesive relationship with the Group Financial Controllership team and other finance units across the organization to foster a unified approach towards financial management. 
• Oversee monthly financial and management accounts, along with related business intelligence and analytics for the UK market, ensuring alignment with key performance indicators and financial objectives. 
• Present insightful management information concisely and effectively to Executive leadership, Group stakeholders, and investors. 
• Provide objective evaluation and constructive critique on business performance, forecasts, and improvement proposals with a strong emphasis on financial and commercial metrics. 
• Lead monthly cash flow reporting and forecasting activities, liaising with various business units, M&A teams, and finance functions to ensure accuracy and alignment with cash funding requirements and treasury strategies. 
• Drive and support UK Treasury initiatives, including financing optimization for acquisitions, cash flow forecasting, banking controls, and policies, in coordination with the Group Treasury. 
• Monitor post-acquisition performance metrics, track synergy realization, and manage earn-outs and deferred payments while overseeing transaction and integration costs. 
• Evaluate, enhance, and streamline FP&A financial processes, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with SOX regulations, in collaboration with the Controllership function. 
• Actively contribute to the implementation of Workday and its integration into future FP&A processes, facilitating the transition from SAP/Navision and other ERPs from acquired entities. 
Essential Requirements: 
• Qualified accountant, preferably with a background in Consumer/ Retail /FMCG 
• Extensive experience in Financial Planning & Analysis within a Group or complex Divisional/Regional structure. 
• Proven track record in developing and implementing FP&A processes. 
• Strong analytical skills, coupled with a robust commercial acumen. 
• Ability to engage and influence senior Finance and non-Finance stakeholders effectively. 
• Experience in managing and coaching teams. 
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally, driving change and delivering results. 
• Background in a high-growth or significant-change environment. 
• Exceptional emotional intelligence, paired with a confident and assured communication style. 


London (Hybrid) 
Up to £110,000 + 20% performance-based bonus + comprehensive benefits 
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