Who is our client?

Our client is a growing and reputable 3rd Party Distribution business and they are currently expanding rapidly across the organisation. In this challenging and new position for this depot, you report directly and work closely with the Regional Operations Director with a dotted line into the Finance Director. My client urgently requires an individual who will be based at the site with the ability to immediately start making commercial decisions.

The role requirements

You will will be tasked with driving performance and profitability through analysis, insight and business partnering for the region.

You will play a key role in the delivery of operational support, ensuring that rigorous financial control systems (revenue data capture through to final invoicing) are in place.

You will ensure that the business is maximising all returns on investment.

You have the ability to build and express financial (P&L) trends, identify key triggers (Financial KPIs) and establish cost and revenue drivers.

You will produce internal and external financial reports and conduct review meetings.

You will work with key stakeholders delivering day to day financial objectives for the business.

You will create Daily Flash Reports and ensure the Operations Director is fully aware of any negative / positive P&L factors.

You will work closely with the Commercial team and the Operation Director on new customer quotations and tender reviews.

You will review and approve asset needs (advising Operations Directors on cost), supplier spend, Purchase Order approval (via a weekly audit).

What sort of people are we looking for?

You are entrepreneurial and have a ‘roll up the sleeves’ attitude to work.

Ideally you have some knowledge and experience of logistics management systems and have experience of operating at ‘senior management level’ in a 3PL / Transport environment.

You are ideally CIMA/ACCA or ACA qualified accountant with relevant post qualification experience.

You have a high level of business and commercial acumen and can contribute to broader business issues.

You have a good industry profile with the gravitas to represent the business with major clients and advantageous if you have implemented successful change management previously.

Your development is a major factor and career progression in this role is all about moving upwards into senior financial executive positions.