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Job Description

Position: CFO

Location: Mexico City

Company: Multinational Fashion Retailer

Purpose:

The Country CFO is the right hand of the Country CEO in the organization. He/she actively contributes to the achievement of the Company's business objectives by providing strategic and financial guidance. He/she manages all financial aspects of the Company strategy, analyses figures and implement recommendations and processes with the most profitable outcomes. The CFO also leads, trains and coaches his/her team to achieve targets and respect deadlines. He/she acts to achieve the Company’s global vision. He/She ensures that the Group Guidelines are followed as well as local regulations

Main activities:

  1. Finance Management
  • Provides leadership to optimize the Company’s financial performance, monitoring the implementation of the Mid Term Plan & leading annual budgeting, planning process with the CEO, monitors progress and changes.
  • Takes overall control of the different financial aspects (controlling, accounting, cash management) and brings the necessary changes to reach objectives.
  • Analyzes and presents financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, build the periodic forecasts and insight into operations through relevant analysis.
  • Builds and communicates monthly and annually financial statements, giving recommendations and advising on the best path of growth for the business (Retail, Wholesale and Corporate) locally and to the Group.
  • Builds strong partnerships with the different departments and the Corporate team  to collect information and give guidance.
  • Manages organizational cash flow, forecasting, and banking relationships.
  • Implements and maintains a business oriented reporting system.
  • Updates and implements all necessary business policies and accounting practices.
  • Improves the finance department’s overall policy and processes.
  • Creates a strong partnership with external companies in retail.
  • In charge of different negotiations for the Company: (certificates, commercial leases, etc.).
  1. People management
  • Manages direct reports (controlling, accounting, logistics, wholesale planning).
  • Optimizes the organization of the finance department to ensure productivity & profitability.
  • Builds a strong finance team and drives them to set up excellent standards.
  • Trains and coaches the finance team to optimize processes and performance: set goals, give specific feedbacks, give clear directions, teach thinking, measure progress, etc…
  • Empowers teams to become strong brand ambassadors.
  • Leads the yearly appraisal meetings for direct reports, with S.M.A.R.T objectives.
  • Acts as a leader to handle conflicts, make courageous decisions and solve issues.
  • Builds a retention & succession plan with the HRBP.

Background:

  • Minimum 7 years - successful experience as a Finance Director in Retail industry.
  • Experience in Shared Service implementation projects.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Strong leadership
  • Strategic vision
  • Actively research and suggest solutions and smart working practices
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to challenge self-performances
  • Ability to teach thinking to his reports to make them grow and become accountable
  • Ability to communicate
  • Team spirit in failure and in success
  • Exemplarity behavior
  • Ability to give (positive and negative) feedbacks to his colleagues
  • Effective listening communications skills towards internal and external relationships
  • Open-minded about new ideas
  • Critical and constructive
  • Strong work ethics
  • Smart attitude
  • Helpful and polite

 

Business skills:

  • Global and strategic vision,
  • Ability to understand, control and plan a business strategy,
  • Results oriented mindset,
  • People development.

 

 

 
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Lourdes Ocampo
+52 (55) 55 31 78 87
Mexico