Finance Director - Manufacturing SME, MBO potential

A high-profile Finance Director role within a world-class manufacturing business in Sheffield.

Our client is at an advanced stage of an MBO process, led by an experienced executive & non-exec board, a strong branding in a global marketplace and with an exciting plan of growth post-MBO. There is an opportunity for equity involvement within the business in the foreseeable future – This is a clear attraction of the role, but should not be a distraction from the range of immediate deliverables;


  • Setting and leading all aspects of the financial strategy
  • Leading a complex costing system, working closely with operations and sales leads
  • Developing better budgetary & management reporting controls
  • Working capital management – through effective processes and gaining the buy-in from other departmental leads
  • Statutory and financial reporting (UK GAAP)
  • Developing a new internal audit system
  • Leading a small finance team
  • Taking a key role in ensuring regulatory compliance


We are looking for a Finance Director from the manufacturing or engineering sector (essential for understanding the costing system, business process and supply chain) Other required attributes are;


  • Hands-on, commercial and operationally minded – able to demonstrate the skills to strengthen collaboration between finance and manufacturing operations
  • High levels of drive, ambition and energy
  • Able to balance the long-term objectives of the business with the day-to-day demands
  • Strong and robust personality – experienced in working in a culture of collaboration, results-focus and direct communication
  • Motivated by plans for growth – ideally from a very early stage of development


The key attractions for potential candidates can be summarised;

  • An opportunity to work with a Managing Director and Chairman who both have superb reputations based on their considerable successes to date
  • Working as Finance Director for a prestigious manufacturing business in the Sheffield City Region
  • Working towards an equity FD role, with lots of opportunities for future progression


Please contact Nik Pratap on for more details

16 October 2020
Executive Finance
Finance Director
South Yorkshire, Sheffield
£70,000 to £90,000 + bonus