Head of Finance – Customer Service & Logistics

  • Department / Function :
  • Finance
  • Location :
  • Bristol-Glasgow-London-Dublin
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • Are you a dynamic and results-oriented finance professional ready to lead a high-performing team? We are seeking a Head of Finance to lead our Group Customer Service & Logistics (CS&L) department, reporting to the  C&C Group Operations Finance Director to achieve performance targets and drive financial excellence. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent analytical skills, and have a passion for making impactful business decisions, we want to hear from you.


    About the Role

    Reporting to the C&C Group Operations Finance Director, as the Finance Manager for CS&L, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape of our organization. Your responsibilities include leading the finance team, developing robust financial policies, and ensuring the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our operations. You will be at the forefront of strategic decision-making, providing insightful financial analysis to support the management team in achieving its targets.


    Key Accountabilities:

    You will develop and implement financial policies, guidelines, and controls to optimise efficiency, cost savings, and customer satisfaction within CS&L.  You will also Conduct strategic and tactical financial analysis, modelling, and evaluation to support decision-making of the C&C Group Operations Board.

    Continuous improvement is important in this role as you will drive improvements in logistics performance and efficiency, identifying areas for enhancement and presenting business cases for management consideration.  You will also lead the budgeting process for CS&L and report against customer service and operational KPIs aligned with lean strategy.

    You will collate high-quality Management Information on a regular basis, providing fit-for-purpose analysis of internal and external trends. 

    As the Head of Finance you will recommend and implement changes to improve financial performance and controls.  Strong Leadership is key as you will manage and develop a high-performance team of dedicated finance professionals.


    About You

    You will be a high energy, excellent people manager with great communication and analysis skills.  As part of this key leadership role, you will need to be inquisitive, a driven self-starter, and strategic thinker.

    Good interpersonal and communication skills are vital as is excellent financial and business acumen.  You will have a strong technical background and be adept at implementing new financial processes and procedures.

    You will have outstanding analytical capability with a strong commercial outlook.  You will be an excellent communicator with great presentation skills, capable of dealing with internal and external stakeholders. You will have a strong work ethic and be comfortable with risk and ambiguity.

    Ideally you will have knowledge of the wider drinks industry, competitive landscape, key players, and current drivers of market and regulatory change.  You will be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW) with relevant industry experience.

    If you are ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, contributing to the achievement of wider organisational targets, apply now and be a key player in our journey of growth and success!


    About Us

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves.  

    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe. 

    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig.  

    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together. 

    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process. 

    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@candcgroup.com. All applications need to come through the candidate portal https://careers.candcgroupplc.com/vacancies/