Group Finance Director - Masonite

12 April 20212021-04-12
Barnsley, South Yorkshire & Sheffield City Region
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A very attractive opportunity for a commercially focussed Finance Director to join one of the most prominent manufacturing businesses in Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be part of a great team, have the ability to influence key business decisions regularly and will receive a superb reward and incentive package.

Masonite is a true door category leader combining the experience and craft of four leading door manufacturing brands, Premdor, Solidor, Door-Stop International and National Hickman Industries. The European division operates across four sites in the UK with two other sites in the Czech Republic and the Republic of Ireland. Offering comprehensive and compelling product portfolios that provide the perfect door solution for every opening, from creating beautiful homes to defining world-class commercial spaces and everything in between. Headcount for the European division is around 1,500 with annual turnover around $300m.

The business is profitable, ambitious and is faced with numerous opportunities for growth. The have a strong people strategy and employer proposition – they have attracted, developed and retained top talent at all levels of their workforce.

Reporting to the VP of Finance in Tampa and with a dotted line into the SVP and Managing Director – Europe, this is a key role in the leadership team for the European business and is responsible for driving the financial performance and leading actions to deliver results for the division.

The Group Finance Director is entirely a commercial and operational-facing role. The business has a complex supply-chain and manufacturing process, the Group Finance Director ensures that data is produced and analysed on a timely basis to aid accountability and decision-making across the business.

Leading a team of five Finance Managers directly, the Group Finance Director is a visible role to the rest of the business, building strong relationships with internal customers across commercial, operational and support functions. Responsible for the reporting of financial and non-financial information to the US parent company and maintaining strong relationships with the VP of Finance and other stakeholders in Tampa.

The successful candidate will be a finance leader with a strong pedigree in a commercial role. Some of the key skills and competencies that will stand out;

  • Able to communicate the role they have played in driving performance and results in complex businesses
  • Exceptionally numerate, analytical and capable of communicating the issues and solutions to the wider team
  • A strong leader and manager – an individual who can inspire, motivate and develop direct reports and others across the business
  • Practically minded, action-orientated and accountable

Please contact Nik Pratap for more details on 07936 364477 or