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 Nicola Worrow for more details

18 January 2021
Executive Finance
Finance Director
South Yorkshire, Sheffield
£70,000 to £90,000 + bonus