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Interim Head of FP&A (FMCG) 


£600 - £700 per day (Outside IR35)

London, Hybrid (3 days in office)


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About the Company: 

Join a dynamic, PE-backed company in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. We are committed to delivering top-quality products and exceptional service to our customers. As we continue to expand and innovate, we are looking for a strategic leader to elevate our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function. 

Role Overview: 

We are seeking an experienced Head of FP&A to rebuild and enhance our FP&A function. This pivotal role involves leading all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. You will bring a fresh perspective and strategic insights to help drive our business forward. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Rebuild the FP&A Function: Overhaul the existing FP&A processes, establishing robust frameworks for budgeting and financial planning. 
  • Lead Budgeting and Forecasting: Develop comprehensive budgets and introduce more granular forecasting methodologies. 
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct in-depth analysis of financial performance, providing actionable insights and recommendations. 
  • Tri-Statement Management: Oversee the preparation and management of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. 
  • System Implementation: Drive the implementation and optimization of financial systems to enhance reporting and analytical capabilities. 
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with operational teams across multiple sites to ensure financial objectives are met. 
  • Strategic Partnering: Act as a strategic advisor to senior management, supporting decision-making with financial insights and projections. 
  • Inventory and Stock Management: Leverage your experience in FMCG/multi-site environments to manage and forecast stock and inventory levels effectively. 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Extensive FP&A Experience: Proven track record in leading and transforming FP&A functions, preferably within the FMCG, multi-site, or stock and inventory sectors. 
  • System Savvy: Proficient in financial systems and tools, with a knack for leveraging technology to improve processes. 
  • Strategic Thinker: Ability to provide strategic insights and influence business decisions. 
  • Analytical Expertise: Strong analytical skills with the capability to interpret complex financial data and communicate findings effectively. 
  • Leadership Skills: Experience in managing and developing a team of financial professionals. 
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present to senior stakeholders. 
  • Flexible and Adaptable: Comfortable working in a fast-paced, evolving environment with a strong focus on results.