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Commercial Finance Manager



7d ago

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • Glasgow


  • Existing Commercial Business Partnering for FMCG business.
  • Qualified accountant (e.g. CA, CIMA, ACCA, ACMA)
  • Experience gained in an organization or environment with ahigh degree of complexity and pace.
  • A background in businesses going through rapid growth is desirable.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Credible, with the ability to influence decision making.
  • Self-starting and able to build strong relationships acrossthe business.
  • Inquisitive nature and driven to challenge and improvecurrent practices.
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Excellent Excel capabilities with experience of manipulatinglarge volumes of data.
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt to workload.


  • Lead Strategic Financial Planning: Lead the planning processes for annual budgets, quarterlyforecasts, and strategic plans. You'll be the architect of our financialtemplates, data, and reports, ensuring we are always prepared for what's next.
  • Drive Accurate Financial Forecasting: Collaborate with the Sales and Marketing teams tochallenge and refine their inputs, ensuring our forecasts are always preciseand realistic. Your insights will be crucial in guiding our business decisions.
  • In-Depth Variance Analysis:Conduct detailed variance analyses to uncover the impact of changes in volume,price, and cost on the P&L. Your expertise will help us understand andnavigate financial fluctuations compared to forecasts, budgets, and previousyears.
  • Present Financial Insights: Be the voice of our financial health by presentingfinancial plans and results at team meetings. Your ability to communicatecomplex financial information will be key to our success.
  • Support Strategic Initiatives: Play a crucial role in customer negotiations, new productproposals, and the analysis of promotional plans. Your analytical skills willsupport ongoing customer data requirements and help us seize new opportunities.
  • Commercial Analysis and ROI: Conduct comprehensive commercial analysis of initiatives,providing invaluable support to the Off Trade team regarding pricing,promotions, and return on investment (ROI) analysis. Your insights will ensureour initiatives are profitable and effective.
  • Ensure Financial Accuracy:Guarantee the reliability of the P&L for your area of responsibility, fromrevenue and sales volume to brand contribution. Your meticulous attention todetail will safeguard our financial integrity.
  • Leverage Advanced Tools:Utilisingexisting tools to leverage reporting (Adaptive, PowerBI, etc).
  • Ad Hoc Analysis and Support: Be the go-to expert for ad hoc data and analysis requestsfrom the Commercial Finance Lead, Sales, and Marketing teams. Your ability toprovide timely and accurate information will be essential in driving ourbusiness forward.
  • Cross functional team:
  • Work closely with theUK Commercial Lead, National Account Managers, and wider finance teams for theOff Trade market.
  • Supporting thewider Off trade team regarding decision making and initiatives. This includesboth Grocery and Impulse channels.
  • Drive a collaborativeworking culture across both the finance and non-finance functions, workingclosely to ensure fulfilment of business requirements whilst encouragingopenness and approachability.
  • Work together withthe other departments to ensure the smooth running of the total operation.
  • Make decisions based on what is best for thebusiness and not just your department.

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Mission & Purpose

BrewDog is a multinational craft brewery and pub chain that specializes in producing and selling a wide range of craft beers. They offer a diverse selection of beers, including their own creations and collaborations with other breweries. BrewDog's ultimate mission is to redefine the beer industry by challenging traditional norms and promoting craft beer culture globally. Their purpose is to create exceptional and innovative beers that push boundaries, celebrate creativity, and provide beer enthusiasts with unique and memorable experiences. BrewDog aims to foster a community of beer lovers, disrupt the beer market with their bold and flavourful brews, and advocate for sustainability and environmental responsibility in the brewing industry. They prioritise quality, independence, and sustainability in their brewing processes, while also supporting social causes and championing transparency and authenticity in their operations.