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Finance Manager

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a commercially aware individual to partner with the Raw Materials & Quality teams, to deliver cost savings and improved margin for the Group, whilst raising and sustaining quality and service standards.


  • Become an expert on relevant commodities and specific fibres/grades, analysing historic tends and projections
  • Provide guidance on raw material cost movements for seasonal forecasts, budget, and three-year plan
  • Lead commodity forums, gathering and reporting on information from the market, Sourcing and the vendor / supplier community
  • As above for trims and labour rates
  • Breakdown and analyse the composition of Supplier costs including labour, financing, materials and trims
  • Track upstream initiatives and saving projects through Supply Chain to their final impact on Gross Margin
  • Partner with Raw Materials Procurement to understand and inform on the key drivers of supplier performance
  • Partner with Raw Materials, Engineering and Quality teams to ensure that their investments are delivering improved sales/margin
  • Govern, track and control raw material commitments
  • Develop insightful reporting and analysis to report on costs incurred due to non-quality
  • Track replenishment fabric costs season to season, identifying areas for cost improvement
  • Lead definition of Raw Materials inventory functionality for SAP and subsequent integration
  • Ad hoc analysis to support senior management


  • Excellent academic qualifications
  • Accounting qualification
  • Advanced Excel and reporting tools
  • Experience in Procurement and Finance within a Luxury or Retail Company
  • Product costing, preferably in Raw Materials in a Fashion company
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen
  • Success working in cross-function teams
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks & deadlines whilst maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Able to operate successfully in a fast moving and volatile environment
  • Mature, outgoing, inquisitive and able to influence
  • A strategic thinker who is able to see the big picture and identify underlying drivers of margin
  • Highly analytical, organised, and detail orientation