Finance Manager, Drinks Industry, Glasgow
Rutherford Cross
November 29, 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with one of Scotland's most successful drinks businesses to appoint a Finance Manager. Managing a team of three analysts, the role is responsible for commercial finance elements, including financial planning, reporting and decision support. The ability to manage key stakeholders both internally and externally whilst proving flexible to the differing needs of customers across the region, are key attributes of the role.

Responsibilities include:


  • Working closely with the Head of Finance and Commercial Managing Director of the business unit to support delivery of the business strategy
  • Ensure all BU objectives are met with regards profit maximisation and ROI for decision making purposes
  • Work closely with BU Finance Director’s and Regional Finance and Commercial leaders to ensure all commercial finance aspects  are fully aligned, deliver to budget/forecasts and business strategy
  • Strategic support to  Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Performance and Strategy Review (PSR)
  • Lead, coach and develop a team of Finance experts, ensuring all people processes are effectively managed
  • Active involvement in preparation for annual price negotiations to ensure strategic objectives of the business are met and commercial teams are set up to succeed


  • Accurate & timely reporting of management information to the business
  • Develop financial management tools and reports for monthly, quarterly and year end management
  • Drive continuous improvement of the analytical capabilities & insights, leveraging systems where possible
  • Value added contribution to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and business processes
  • Lead the annual budget, quarterly forecast & month end processes
  • Drive understanding and development of customer profitability, including pre and post investment appraisal and minimum pricing analysis
  • Work closely with the  Business Analyst to understand and incorporate customer insights and sell out data into ROI analysis
  • Ownership of strategic allocation of products, ensuring alignment and process efficiency
  • Partnering with BU to identify opportunities to maximise profitability
  • Commercial management of five European customers
  • Effective communication and liaison with key stakeholders, including Commercial, Finance and Supply Chain leadership teams and the BU’s
  • Lead and /or support strategic projects.
  • Effective and relevant communication of financial information which enables users to quickly understand key drivers and take appropriate action if necessary

People Leadership

  • Initiates and drives recruitment processes, recruiting with integrity and ensuring a great candidate experience through the recruitment process
  • Manages employee onboarding activities to ensure a great joining experience for new employees
  • Motivates and stretches teams through regular 1:1s with direct reports to discuss performance and development, formally and informally managing employee performance
  • Ensures alignment and delivery of work with regular team meetings to discuss performance and priorities
  • Manages employee grievance and disciplinary issues, as required, with HR support
  • Facilitates employee career development through continuous career conversations and on-going coaching, leading annual talent and succession processes for the team
  • Ensures pay for performance culture is fully utilised through rewarding high performance and communicating the reward philosophy to team members so that they understand grading,
    financial and non-financial compensation

On offer:

Salary:       £50, 000-£60,000

Pension:   Double matched employee pension contributions up to 7%

Bonus:      Up to 15%

Working Pattern: 50% home based 50% office based

Holidays:  37 days inclusive of bank holidays

Private Medical and Life Assurance

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