SF Group

SF Group Coventry, UK
Dec 08, 2018
I am working on a fantastic strategic Head of Category role for a leading automotive business in Warwickshire. This is a permanent role paying up to £90,000 + car + bonus + PMI The role The Head of Category Management is responsible for the establishment and development of an effective category management function within the business that provides an improved focus on supplier and supply chain management within a QCDDM framework. The role will provide a single point of accountability for the performance of the category management group in terms of the development and implementation of effective purchasing and supply chain category strategies that:- Reduce BOM cost Facilitate improvements to supplier quality and delivery performance Support the development of new vehicle programmes Role responsibilities Establish and Develop a category management team with responsible for all direct materials Work in conjunction with the Group Purchasing and Supply Chain Director, other departments and procurement functional heads in order to ensure collaboration within the different procurement functions and across the wider enterprise Establish close links to the Engineering and vehicle development teams in order to ensure a collaborative and cost focused approach to new product development. Work in conjunction with the Head of Programme Sourcing to ensure that category strategies are effectively applied within the NPD process Establish efficient and effective purchasing processes and ways of working that ensures a focus on delivery and a standardised approach Establish effective internal and external communications that facilitate an open and transparent operating culture within the function Establish an ongoing training and development programme for members of the category teams Deputise for the Group Supply Chain Director where required
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 08, 2018
SF Group are working with an established private equity firm to find an experienced Chief Financial Officer for one of their more significant portfolio businesses in Birmingham. The business works in the IT space and has strong recurring revenue streams. Put simply we are looking for a strong CFO that has previously worked at a senior level, ideally within a leveraged or PE backed IT / service sector business/online business. Ideally you will have undertaken this role in a stand-alone organisation with no over-arching treasury department - you therefore will have been responsible for managing covenants associated with senior debt, have undertaken at least one refinancing project and then, following a period of turnover/EBITDA growth, exited a business, crystallising value for shareholders. We are also looking for candidates that live within a realistic commute of the Birmingham area and precedence will be given to candidates who live locally rather than those who would be living away from home or relocating. A generous financial package and equity arrangement will be offered to ensure the right candidate is incentivised to deliver.
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 08, 2018
SF Group are working with an exciting product led business, the organisation in question supplies into a number of house hold name brands. The business is based in South Birmingham with an open and friendly culture and are recruiting for a newly created role, reporting directly into the Finance Director. Our client is keen to attract a Commercial Finance Manager to engage with all senior managers within the business and to partner with the FD to support them in making key business decisions to deliver growth in the business. Our client is looking for a qualified and commercially astute finance professional. This individual will be responsible for providing financial advice and support to colleagues to enable them to make sound business decisions in support of improved efficiency and profitability. It is key that you have excellent communications skills with a track record of working in a role where not only you have explained complex financial issues to both fellow accountants but also interacted with non-financial stakeholders. Your day to day responsibilities will include but are not limited to; - Partnering with the business leaders to help them understand their revenue and cost drivers and pro-actively drive and implement business optimisation and efficiencies, providing insight into product revenue and product margins. - Identify risk and opportunities and work with the business to deliver cost saving initiatives and to ensure that available funds are directed towards the hardest hitting optimisation initiatives. - Key financial processes including month end close, monthly forecasting, annual budgeting, financial control and governance. Responsibility for ensuring month end is performed accurately and effectively in line with divisional policies, and for drawing out the key trends within and across all areas of the business. - Challenge and support the wider business to ensure it has an effective and understood annual business plan with clear assumptions and drivers, backed up with high quality analysis - Working with line managers to ensure robust control of costs / budgets including pricing and margin analysis The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACCA/ACMA/ACA), with the ability to think creatively, act proactively and a proven track record of delivering in a challenging role!
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 08, 2018
SF Group are currently seeking a talented Financial Manager to join an engaging SME IT Services business who are part of a wider international group, the main duties of this Finance Manager role include: Support the European Controller in developing and delivering the month end process Production of management and statutory accounts to strict deadlines Support the senior management team with financial and business strategy and regular commercial reporting to the owners and parent group Play a key role in the implementation of a new accounting system To be responsible for financial forecasting, planning, budgeting, modelling and scenario planning To lead and manage the AR/AP and administration teams To advise the Leadership Team regarding the financial considerations and implications of business activities and associated decisions To promote and ensure fiscal responsibility throughout the region, ensuring financial, operational and compliance controls are maintained To prepare all financial and statutory audits and reporting under UK GAAP, including UK group consolidation with overseas subsidiaries To be responsible for working capital management, including cash-flow forecasting This role would suit an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified candidate. Main benefits of the role include: Full ownership of the finance function for a circa £20m business The opportunity to grow the team with the business The opportunity to join a business in growth mode, looking to double in size The opportunity to implement a new finance system The chance to join a business where you can help shape and mould strategy
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 07, 2018
SF Group are working with a multi-national service sector organisation, the business in question is a household name, based in Birmingham with an open and friendly culture and are recruiting for an experienced Head of Finance for their Service Delivery division. Our client is looking for a proven commercial finance professional who has excellent communication skills and who will be able to hit the ground running. This role will support the delivery of strategy through offering financial support and business insight. The role will lead on producing budgets and forecasts, providing business insight and analysis. Key elements involved within the roles will include but are not limited to; • Insight and analysis of costs to support the development of a longer term procurement and operational strategy • Developing key performance metrics to support the operational team • Delivering forecasts and budgets that meet the overall needs of the business and effectively highlighting commercial risks and opportunities The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACCA/ ACMA / ACA), with the ability to think creatively, act proactively and a proven track record of delivering in a challenging role!
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 07, 2018
SF Group have been asked to source a dynamic and commercially savvy Finance Director for their SME, PE backed service sector client in Birmingham. The Role - A member of the Board and reporting into the Group CEO, the Finance Director will have overall financial responsibility and will have a significant Board voice on broader commercial matters. Working with the Group CEO, Board Directors, Non Executive Chairman and Investors to monitor and manage the Business Plan in order to achieve the required expansion through organic growth and acquisitions. Keeping a constant and disciplined grip on key financial levers, ensuring they are being fully optimised, and implementing a robust KPI framework to effectively measure key milestones in the Business Plan, with a focus on EBITDA and cash. Working with the Group CEO to ensure appropriate and challenging targets are set and the business has robust supporting financial models to deliver them. Consistently provide constructive challenge and support to the Group CEO and the Board, proactively identifying; and supporting the implementation of operational improvement initiatives. Provide support to the Group CEO on the identification, justification and execution of any bolt-on acquisitions Preparing the financial objectives for the business, responsible for the annual budgeting process in line with the Business Plan; forecasting; and financial planning processes. Leading the design and provision of relevant and insightful financial and operating information and analysis to the Board in a timely manner (including monthly P&L, CF and BS) and Shareholders, giving a clear overview of business performance and fuelling commercial decision making and strategic planning discussions. Assessing performance against both the budget and long term strategy, providing financial input into key operational decision. The Candidate The appointed candidate must be technically capable, commercially aware and possess the ability to inspire and influence people at all levels. A qualified accountant and graduate, with excellent financial acumen and an ability to work between and select appropriate accounting standards (e.g. UK GAAP vs IFRS). A proven, standalone FD with a demonstrable track record of contributing to growing a business, both in terms of revenue, profit, sector and international geographic footprint. Experience of working with strategic investors, where they have demonstrated a strong focus on value creation and cash management, as well as the credibility to manage relationships with key external stakeholders. Experience in entrepreneurial, high growth environments with exposure to leading a diverse range of projects and work streams Ideally, your exposure to the above will have been gained within a project / contracting business with 'lumpy' cashflow. That said, a key driver here is cultural fit with the Board and wider business hence we will consider candidates from all industry backgrounds. Ideally you will be immediately available.
SF Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 04, 2018
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Director across Indirects for a business based in Birmingham. This will be managing a a team of 5 Summary: Responsible for negotiating industry leading contracts across all indirects. The objective is to ensure best in class pricing and contract terms and conditions. The successful individual must process string negotiation skills and thorough understanding of contract terms and conditions. Responsibilities Category Knowledge: Product features and benefits Product comparisons between supplier offerings Understanding of cost drivers Supplier Knowledge: The individual must know and be able to use knowledge about the suppliers to develop strategies, create leverage, mitigate risks and potential supplier direction Interpretation of Supplier annual reports or analyst reports for business security Discussion of future product pipelines with suppliers Occasional site visits to supplier / provider to review current or future technology Strategy Development: Develop the contract strategy, formulates a clear vision to achieve negotiation objectives Sourcing Process: Thorough understanding and accountability for the sourcing process across indirects, Including market analysis , bid preparation, RFI, Strategy development and contract negotiations Experience required: Degree Qualified MCIPS Qualified 5+ years working with indirects Contract Management Previous managerial experience
SF Group Nottinghamshire, UK
Dec 04, 2018
SF Group are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller for a fast growing manufacturing business in Nottingham. This is an exciting time to join the business after recent Private Equity funding and offers exposure across the business. As the Financial Controller you will be reporting into the Finance Director and assist in developing and embedding the systems and reporting required to create value in anticipation of the sale of the business. Key Responsibilities; Lead the production of monthly management accounts on a timely basis Variance analysis Assist FD in designing and implementing robust internal processes to maximise efficiency, and ensure time can be spent on Value Creating activities Work with the finance team to ensure all system generated data is fit for analytical purposes Ensure all balance sheet accounts are fully reconciled on a monthly basis Plan and monitor cashflow, to ensure the business' expansion needs can be met Implement and monitor effective internal controls to minimise risk and manage expenditure Statutory reporting e.g. VAT, ONS Design, implement and monitor internal accounting policies e.g. expenses, capex Remain up to date with all appropriate Financial Reporting Standards Leading a small team Continuous improvement of MI pack You will be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with previous experience of working in a fast paced finance environment. You will have commercial acumen, with the ability to cope with and drive change and manage multiple projects. You will be detailed focus with and drive efficiencies. This is an exciting time to join this business as they continue to grow and offers wide exposure across the business and to the PE House. The role offers the opportunity to continue to develop and progress and is a real CV enhancing role. If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, then please apply now for immediate consideration.
SF Group Warwickshire, UK
Dec 04, 2018
SF Group are recruiting for a fantastic Warwickshire based retail client who are looking for an Assistant Financial Controller on a permanent basis. The business has seen phenomenal growth over the last few years and they continue to go from strength to strength. My client is looking for a technically proficient individual who will be be responsible for the development of a team at varying stages in their careers. Previous management experience is a must for this role. This role requires a really good all-rounder as you'll be looking after a team of management accountants and accounts assistants and will be responsible for month end, group reporting and preparation of statutory accounts amongst other things. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) who is looking for their next exciting challenge in a fast paced business. If you feel this looks like the role for you, please apply immediately.
SF Group Birmingham, UK
Dec 01, 2018
Full time
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Director across Indirects for a business based in Birmingham. This will be managing a a team of 5 Summary: Responsible for negotiating industry leading contracts across all indirects. The objective is to ensure best in class pricing and contract terms and conditions..... click apply for full job details
SF Group West Midlands, UK
Dec 01, 2018
Full time
I am working on a fantastic strategic Head of Category role for a leading automotive business in Warwickshire. This is a permanent role paying up to £90,000 + car + bonus + PMI The role The Head of Category Management is responsible for the establishment and development of an effective category management..... click apply for full job details