commercial finance manager - athens

dimitris soldatos, randstad hellas
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Are you an experienced Finance Executive ready for the next step for your career? Do you think that taking more responsibilities will be an attractive challenge for you? If so, this could be the ideal role for you. We are seeking for a Finance Manager to have overall responsibility for the finance function, on behalf of our client, a sustainable business in FMCG sector.


As a Commercial Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • P&L responsibility for the ΕΕMEA region; working as part of the Regional Team to deliver on defined targets. Independently challenging the status quo and expertly validating the business plans to drive the business forward whilst ensuring effective use of investment.
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting for the ΕΕMEA region. Creating and validating financial plans to ensure accuracy, strategic fit and financial success of the Region. Monitoring performance against these plans and initiating corrective measures to ensure delivery of targets & objectives. Challenge the volume planning to improve accuracy.
  • Develop pricing capability of the Regional team and maintain a detailed and phased pricing plan. Analyse and challenge both supply and retail pricing decisions. Proactively identify and suggest potential pricing wins.
  • Regular evaluation of regional, market and customer performance to manage risks and exploit opportunities. Including creation of market & customer profitability analysis to aid decision making.
  • Ensure optimal financial management of the regions investments to drive efficiency and support of growth initiatives. This includes all investment into; product, discounts, rebates, A&P and overheads.
  • Responsibility for controlling the Regional A&P and Overhead budgets with the support of the Central team. With effective stakeholder engagement of budget holders.
  • Budget administration as required to support the needs of the Finance Business Support team.
  • Take ownership of commercial decisions and support this with relevant reporting, analyses and insights. Commercially review new initiatives and take financial responsibility for PIDs.
  • Ensure relevant controls are in place to satisfy both local and Group policies/rules with regards to Finance and supporting others e.g. Sales, CORA as required.
  • Supporting wider Finance team as necessary with Global needs including but not restricted to; planning, forecasting, reporting, projects, corporate/group initiatives and compliance.


As the ideal candidate for the Commercial Finance Manager position, you should possess:

  • Languages – English required, Greek not essential but preferred
  • Reputable University Degree in a relevant subject – Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business etc
  • and/or Internationally recognized Accounting Qualification – ACCA, CIMA, CPA etc
  • Experience in FMCG Finance Environment
  • Strong commercial focus with the confidence to challenge the organisation at all levels
  • Good knowledge of Financial Systems (SAP, Controller, PR), Financial Reporting, Internal Controls and IFRS
  • Strong MS Office Skills – Excel to include pivot tables, formulae, logic
  • Ability to work autonomously and deliver on responsibilities as key member of a Regional team and Global Finance team
  • Willing to take ownership of complex/difficult tasks and situations


If you believe your profile could be a good match to this Finance Manager position, apply now! For more information, you can contact Dimitris Soldatos at 2106770523 .

Please note that for transparency and equity reasons, only those applications made online via our site will be assessed. After the screening of all the CVs received, we will only contact the candidates who meet the requirements of the job to arrange an interview. ​ All applications are considered strictly confidential.