04 April 2024
Senior Commercial Finance Manager- ANZ

 April 4, 2024 
Consult Recruitment NZ > 04 April 2024Senior Commercial Finance Manager- ANZ

04 April 2024
Senior Commercial Finance Manager- ANZ

The Company

Canterbury of New Zealand was established in 1904 by John Lane, Pringle Walker and Alfred Rudkin, three English immigrants turned proud Kiwis, who began producing woolen garments in the Canterbury Province of New Zealand. The three had such a love for New Zealand, they named the company after the place they lived - the proud region of Canterbury. So, what did they decide on for the logo? Three Kiwis, of course.

Whilst they are synonymous with rugby and sport in NZ, the legacy of their roots also stretches to the agricultural and trade sectors where it’s been seen as the iconic ‘badge of honour’ for farmers and tradies to wear on the farm or work site for 120 years. Today, they bring the same values to their extensive product offering that extends beyond the pitch, and their pride in the durability and comfort of their garments is stitched into every summer, winter and teamwear range.

Canterbury is wholly owned by Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world. As well as Canterbury of New Zealand, they own Speedo, Berghaus, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. They are also the UK licensee for Kickers and we have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.
The Role

The Senior Commercial Finance Manager- ANZ will work closely with the leadership team to support and challenge delivery of the regional commercial strategy, support in shaping strategic vision, drive profitability, as well as establishing performance expectations across Commercial, Operations, Product and Brand teams to deliver financial objectives.
This role involves responsibilities such as ensuring forecast accuracy, managing operational performance, mitigating financial/commercial risks and exploring opportunities, whilst also developing finance and commercial capability across the ANZ region.
Some of the main duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring business decisions are based on sound information and insight by becoming a valued advisor to other departments and business leads.
  • Oversee and continue to embed the use of effective financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and modelling across the business. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of actual and forecast regional performance, with tracking and management of risks and opportunities.
  • Submission of regional Monthly and YTD reporting packs to include summary of key points, variance analysis and risks/opportunities implications.
  • Champion and own reporting dashboards.
  • Establish performance analysis, forecast models & reporting on all areas of business performance both financially and commercially that assist the business in delivery of targets and decision making.
  • Partnering with commercial and product leads to build and validate commercial plans built by channel, customer and product groups.
  • Partner the inventory KPI and monthly review process with planning function, ensuring margin review and pricing to clear slow moving stock lines.
  • Seeking out and promoting continuous improvement initiatives throughout the business.
  • Drive the development of the finance team through coaching of direct reports and networking internally to share best practice and drive high performance culture.
So Who Are You & What is Your Profile?

To be considered for this role it is essential that you are fully CA/CPA qualified with 8 years PQE. Recent experience in multi-brand retail would be a real advantage, in particular a strong understanding of category disciplines across multiple channels and GTM models. This role will suit an assertive communicator who can interface effectively across all levels of an organization and influence business results through engagement, persuasion and negotiation. 
Experience using SAP, Fabrix and Hyperion would be desirable as well as advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power BI. Experience of driving major business change/ transformation projects would also be highly desirable, including any exposure to system implementations. Above all, you will have a forward-thinking mindset as to how finance can drive greater value in an organisation. Your ability to focus on the detail whilst maintaining an overall ‘big picture’ view will be key to your success in this role.
The role offers a competitive salary, bonus, flexible working options and some additional benefits.

If this sounds like you, please apply directly or get in touch with Andy Hickey on 0211693764 or you can email your CV to andy.hickey@consult.co.nz
Please note: to be considered for this opportunity, you must have the right to work in New Zealand.
  • Avondale location
  • Highly commercial role
  • Iconic Global business with deep NZ roots

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