3rd June 2019
Accounting and Finance
Robert Half are working in partnership with Higgidy on an exclusive and retained basis, to recruit a Finance Director.
Based in Shoreham, West Sussex, this role is offering the chance to join an exceptional business in the next stage of their evolution.
If you are looking for a varied and senior leadership level role within an ambitious, creative and fun company, then please apply to find out more.
This role is also offering a clear and defined career path, coupled with the chance to work with a talented group of people on a daily basis.
The successful Finance Director will have high levels of visibility to the commercial growth of the organisation. This role is very much a varied business focused finance role, reporting directly into the Managing Director.
- Robust Foundations
Lead the financial function in the business to manage secure, reliable, compliant, efficient and controlled financial operations.
- Progressive Systems
Develop progressive scalable systems that are cutting edge for the size of the business to efficiently service the teams with vital live and forecast data, particularly in the areas of cost accounting and commercial finance.
- Dynamic Information
Drive the financial management reporting capacity of the business to ensure relevant, useful, focused and timely analysis and recommendations.
- Business Accountability
Hold the various functions/teams in the business accountable to budgets, financial targets, processes and sound commercial sense.
- High Performing Team
Further develop the finance team within the business, developing individuals as well as roles and structures that can thrive in a £50M+ business.
- Intelligent Strategy
Play a critical role in the Leadership Team in refining and representing the key financial choices and inputting into broader business strategy.
The successful Finance Director is likely to be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with a strong academic background.
Exposure to working within a Food FMCG and Manufacturing business would be highly advantageous. The ability to really understand things from a consumer perspective is key. Other transferable sectors may include Retail.
What are we looking for?
- Have a bright mind, a concise communication style and an ability to influence at all levels.
- Thrive on cross-functional relationships across a tight-knit entrepreneurial business.
- Have experience of successfully building and managing complex business systems.
- Have experience of working within a manufacturing operation and ideally as a supplier to UK supermarkets.
- Understand food supply chain, costing and logistics.
- Have experience of dealing with marketing spend, promotions, rebates and sku's.
- Be able to lead and inspire a team as well as rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in.
- Be excited about working in food and the wider values of the Higgidy business.
- Be really good at Monopoly.
In 15 years, the Higgidy brand has grown from a kitchen start up to a £27M turnover food manufacturer and one of the fastest growing food brands in the chilled supermarket aisles. They employ around 300 people and make upwards of 350,000 pies, quiches and sausage rolls each week which are sold all over the British Isles. Despite what has been achieved already, they are more excited about the future and the vision is to establish an enduring, iconic British food brand. In order to achieve this vision, they are creating a new full time position of Finance Director and are looking for a dynamic, strategic financial mind to join the Leadership Team and play a crucial role in the future of the business.
Salary & Benefits
£££Competitive. Negotiable depending on experience.
This is a retained assignment with Robert Half. To apply please click on the link or send your application directly to Patrick McCubbin at
All third-party applications will be forwarded onto Robert Half.
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