AG Barr Group

FUNKIN COCKTAILS Finance Director

Location: Camden – Full time, with hybrid working

FUNKIN COCKTAILS is an award-winning cocktail brand, founded in 1999, and part of the AG Barr Group. With FUNKIN, you will be joining a fast-growing FMCG business, leading the pack in the on and off trade.

Our purpose is to make ordinary moments extraordinary, and we will do this by being the greatest cocktail company for generations to come. With this in mind, FUNKIN COCKTAILS is now a certified B CORP and uses business as a force for good – a true commitment to our people, environment and community.

A role at FUNKIN will give you the opportunity to progress your career, in one of the most innovative and exciting companies in the drinks industry.

There’s never been a better time to join us!

What We’re Looking For…

FUNKIN Cocktails are looking for a senior Finance Leader to carry out a broad scope of responsibilities from overseeing day to day operations through to senior level strategic business partnering and team leadership. This is a key hire to take FUNKIN from a start up to a scale up, delivering a highly ambitious growth plan for the next 5 years, driving revenue from £42m to £100m.

The FUNKIN Finance Leader will play a critical and pivotal role in the company’s development, being a close partner to the Managing Director and the FUNKIN Leadership team in setting the direction of the company and its path to long term sustainable growth.

Your Responsibilities Will Include…

  • FINANCE OPERATIONS, RISK & COMPLIANCE
    • Support the transition from start-up to scale-up, ensuring excellence and continuous improvement in areas such as: reporting, controls, audit reviews, risk management, KPIs and demand planning.
    • Project lead on systems change projects, such as MRP
  • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & ACTIVE PARTNER TO LEADERSHIP TEAM
    • Close business partner to the MD to find, grasp and execute against opportunities and threats both in the UK and abroad
    • Financial insight and commercial acumen to drive growth, cost optimisation, and positive change
    • Develop, execute and evaluate strategic initiatives (e.g. market entries, significant customer opportunities, business model changes, etc),
    • Install a fast learning culture, with quick pivots as market and assumptions change
    • Lead the Strategic Planning process and Budget process for the business
    • A key player in making overall cross functional decision for the business, ensuring financial goals align with operational objectives
  • TEAM LEADER
    • Lead, mentor and develop a team of 5 finance professionals, fostering a culture of high performance, collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement
    • Enable step change in business partnering capability within the team

Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified accountant with significant post-qualified experience
  • Proven experience operating in a Business Partnering role at Executive level
  • Proven track record of working in a Commercial and Brand focused finance role
  • Experience of and significant contribution to fast and successful business growth
  • Preferably experience of expansion into international markets
  • FMCG experience highly desirable, ideally with experience in the Spirits sector
  • Proven senior leadership skills and ability to handle a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong people management and development capability

Benefits

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive culture where your voice can be heard. Our skilled, loyal and committed people are critical to the future success of FUNKIN, which is why we are continually investing in our employees to develop their talent.

We look after our employees by offering a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:

  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus your birthday off if it falls on a working day
  • Flexible holiday trading
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Flexible benefits e.g. cycle to work scheme, discounts & cashbacks, gym memberships, technology purchases, etc
  • Life assurance
  • Save as you earn scheme
  • Staff sales discount
  • Pension
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health support

If you have the passion to succeed in this role, please apply now!

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