Rutherford Cross Retained by Baxters Food Group to Appoint a European Head of Commercial Finance

Baxters Food Group is a fourth generation privately owned entrepreneurial business which specialises in the manufacturing of premium quality, primarily branded, food products. The Group’s product range includes soup, beetroot, chutney, condiments, preserves and meal options. Baxters has been in operation since 1868 and a lot has changed since then, but their dedication to making only the best quality products has always been at the core of everything they do. Baxters’ brand has grown from a humble village store to a global brand with a turnover of over £450m.

Baxters now finds its product being sold in major supermarket chains such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and many more, which has contributed to the large-scale growth of the business. Baxters’ Head Quarters is situated just off Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, and oversees the UK & Global operation is based in Fochabers.

A new vacancy has arisen within Baxters Europe which represents an excellent opportunity to join their finance team, based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will report directly to the European CFO with regular interaction with the wider Group and International finance team, as well as various other key senior stakeholders within the business, including the sales and marketing teams.

The role will provide strong leadership, direction and development of the direct and indirect European Commercial Finance team. The successful applicant will also supply timely, accurate and insightful financial information to the European business including actuals, forecasts, budgets and strategic plans from a detailed commercial basis i.e. down to Gross Margin level.

The European Head of Commercial Finance requires a qualified accountant with a well-developed emotional and social competence growth mindset with experience operating and interacting at a senior level. This individual will demonstrate proven commercial finance experience with a sound technical understanding of wider finance processes.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven, commercially minded Accountant to play a key role in the continued growth of a market-leading business at a senior capacity.

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