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Finance Director

North West England

  • Reference: 388970
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Attractive Package and Benefits

  • Location: North West England

The Business

Carr’s Group plc is an international leader in manufacturing value added products and solutions, with market leading brands and robust market positions in the Agriculture and Engineering sectors. They aim to be recognised as an international business at the forefront of innovation and technology across Agriculture and Engineering.

The Group employs 1200 people and has an extremely varied portfolio of business units; including 37 retail sites, manufacturing speciality agricultural supplements, several engineering businesses that supply into nuclear and oil & gas clients, a robotic material handling business in Germany and several joint ventures.  Its facility footprint spans the UK, Europe, and North America, supplying over 50 countries around the world.

The Group is at an exciting point as they look to build on continued growth in their existing markets, whilst maximising efficiency and continuing to push into new markets. 

This role specifically sits in Carr’s Agriculture. Carr’s Agriculture is a supplier of agricultural products to both trade & retail customers, comprising two businesses.  Caltech, based in Silloth in Cumbria is the manufacturer and supplier of Crystalyx® and Horslyx® products – a unique range of cooked molasses-based high energy feed licks for all types of cattle, sheep, goats, deer and horses.  Scotmin Nutrition, based in Ayr on the west coast of Scotland, provides a range of farm specific nutritional solutions to livestock farmers.

The Opportunity

Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be a key component of the Leadership Team and a Strategic Business Partner.  You will provide commercial guidance and steer, supporting high growth across an international landscape. 

You will develop strong financial control and governance, whilst at the same time adding commerciality to decision-making. You will ensure that the business has the right financial infrastructure in place to sustain and support a high growth environment. 

Working closely with the Leadership Team and colleagues across the business, you will understand the priorities, strategies, operations as well as opportunities to drive performance. The role requires a visible business leader that can get amongst the business, supporting and guiding staff, developing relationships across the organisation.  

Whilst this role has hybrid working, giving flexibility to location. There is a need for regular travel across multiple sites to build relationships and understanding of the business, managing risk and helping drive collaboration and performance. 

The Requirements

This is a strategically important hire, therefore the appointed person is expected to add value quickly upon arrival.

Suitable candidates are likely to have operated at this level previously, within a manufacturing environment. Demonstrable commercial experience applied in a high growth environment will be highly advantageous, particularly on an international level with manufacturing complexity. Prior experience of establishing strong financial control and governance is taken as a given.

Cultural fit is key and an essential component of this hire. Candidates must be effective communicators, naturally curious, grounded but visible business leaders. A willingness to learn, share and participate are culturally important and values you must share.

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