Finance Business Partner

26 May 20232023-05-26

Consumer Additions are currently partnering with a fast growth, international FMCG business to help them recruit a Finance Business Partner into their team based in West London.


Roles and responsibilities:


  • Applying your critical and constructive Business Partnering skills to the Supply Chain Operations team and Leadership Team on Overheads to challenge, influence

and understand trend analysis, drivers of performance and collating risks and opportunities to ensure forecast and budget submissions are robust, accurate and realistic and drive towards target delivery.

  • Across Supply Chain and Overheads manage the coordination and delivery of monthly Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) forecasting cycle, setting out deadlines for key deliverables and ensuring that submissions meet these timelines.
  • Supporting the Head of FP&A, continuously improve our quarterly forecasting processes for our Supply Chain and Overheads cost base. This covers Variable and Fixed Cost of Goods including Ingredients, Packaging, Labour and all other SCOps budgets and Wages & Salaries, People, Premises, Legal & Professional and Technology costs.
  • Proactively highlight impacts of Supply Chain and Overheads performance and process changes on overall company performance and at Customer and Product level.
  • Being the finance lead for the Product Innovation team, assisting in financially appraising new and exciting products.
  • Developing and giving the business visibility and understanding of both Factory Incurred costs and P&L cost reporting towards managing the cost base and delivery against target.
  • Own the preparation of the monthly Supply Chain and Overheads reporting slides with key stakeholders.



The ideal candidate:



  •  A qualified Accountant with 3 years + of post qualification experience.
  • Strong business partnering experience and ability in being a critical and constructive colleague, adviser and sounding board.
  • Ideally Supply Chain or Business Operations experience.
  • Comfortable having difficult conversations in a collaborative manner and ability to interact with and align various stakeholders across the business at all levels.
  • Proven track record of being an integral part of a financial planning team and guiding colleagues to high standards.
  • Highly numerate with advanced Excel skills and financial modelling experience. Must be comfortable in dealing with large volumes of data and overcoming imperfect data sources.


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Client Testimonials

“We have used Consumer Additions exclusively for 2 and ½ years to source new recruits to our Finance team. They work tirelessly to accommodate our requests for finding not only the right recruit on paper, but also the right ‘fit’ for our unique, fast growing team. Consumer Additions always rise to the challenge and work with us to find the right person.”

Finance Director
Deliciously Ella

"As the CFO for a number of high growth SME organisations Consumer Additions have been the perfect recruitment partner. They always quickly grasped the differing demands of each company to deliver both fantastic candidates and efficient recruitment processes".

Portfolio CFO
High Growth SME

"Consumer Additions are always switched on and responsive. They instantly understand what I am looking for and quickly found me a great Finance Director without wasting my time.”

Flat Iron Restaurant Group

"Consumer Additions have been brilliant in all my dealings with them as both a candidate and helping me to hire employees. They listen to what you say and genuinely care about the success of both the candidate and the hiring party. It's this level of attention that means it is no surprise to me that they always have interesting roles at great companies and excellent candidates on their books.”

Head of Finance
Mallow & Marsh/Phizz.

"I had the pleasure of working with Consumer Addition to fill an important finance role over Xmas and New Year. It was one of the most efficient and swift process in my 20 years of hiring. They are professional, efficient and more importantly understand the client's needs.”

Luxury Fashion Brand London

"Matthew and David have worked with me to source excellent talent, filling a number of Finance roles for me at all levels from Group FC to AP Assistant and both interim and permanent. They take the time to understand the business and role requirements and present a tailored short list quickly and efficiently. From a candidate perspective, they clearly have great expertise and a wide network in the consumer goods sector and have previously helped me secure roles at CFO and FD level providing challenge and career development.”

Private Equity backed retailer

“Consumer Additions have been a delight to work with. They seems consistently able to understand and interpret our needs and as a result we see only relevant and high quality candidates for the roles we have explored. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.”

Imbiba Private Equity

“Consumer Additions have been a great partner for our high-level recruits. They quickly understood briefs, expectations and culture fit. Resulting in excellent candidates.”

Diptyque & Byredo

“Feel Unique used Consumer Additions exclusively when we needed to move our whole finance team from Jersey to Northampton. Consumer Additions worked on and placed 5 roles from Junior Accountant up to Finance Director and ran a smooth and professional process. I would not hesitate to recommend Consumer Additions for any multi-role projects that a business would have requirements for.”

Feel Unique

“I had the pleasure of working with Consumer Additions on a retained search that was about as niche as they get and a key component in achieving our global strategy. CA ‘got it’ from the start of the process providing us with a great list of candidates for the role.”

Head of HR
Luxury fashion brand

“We have had a strong relationship with Wayne Jenkins and have appreciated his service. He is professional and conducts a wide range of recruitment. Those who he introduced to us became key personnel in our business. Thank you.”