Strategy Finance Manager

£Competitive

Malmesbury

Description

Dyson has a record of consistent, rapid growth that few companies can match, with plans to further accelerate the pace of change and rate of growth in future. The Strategy Finance Manager role is needed to bring these plans to life from a financial perspective, to enable better informed strategic decision making.

Reporting to the Head of RDD Finance, this role is responsible for providing analysis and developing financial models that support strategic decision making. You will work closely with the Strategy Director to help identify and quantify potential growth opportunities, as well as the change enablers required to deliver these.

This is not a role for those who like routine. To be successful you will need to be highly adaptable, able to get to grips with potentially unfamiliar areas and respond quickly to requests from the business that will usually come from an Exec level.

You will be working across a variety of areas of the business. Strong interpersonal skills are required to get buy-in and support from others. The ability to assimilate information quickly and communicate effectively is vital.

You will need to be comfortable dealing with uncertainty and making assumptions, sometimes in the absence of good supporting data to back these up. You will also be required to make judgement calls on what is and isn’t important to avoid getting bogged down in unnecessary detail.

The output of your work will invariably end up being presented at a board level. Being able to present complex narratives and ideas in a concise and engaging way is key.

A grasp of financial principles and appraisal techniques is a given, however this is not a technical role – the ability to understand business issues and see the big picture is.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of

Function Overview

Embedded right at the heart of the business, the RDD Finance team work closely with our engineers to evaluate the performance of future products and ensure we achieve a healthy return on the significant investment we make in developing new technologies. The team is at the forefront of the business; assessing the benefits of early stage projects and opportunities to ensure we stay ahead of the competition and maintain our impressive rate of growth. Our engineers constantly strive for new and innovative solutions to problems – the team is looking for like-minded thinkers.

Accountabilities

  • Excellent analytical ability – comfortable assimilating and interpreting information to draw out meaningful insight and conclusions.
  • A self-starter – able to identify and prioritise what is required. You enjoy seeking answers to questions rather than completing pre-set tasks.
  • Flexible and pragmatic in approach.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills – able to get buy-in and input from others.
  • Energetic and engaging with a positive approach.
  • Able to join the dots and see the bigger picture.
  • Team player.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Self-starter
  • Flexible and pragmatic in approach
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Energetic and engaging with a positive approach.
  • Prior experience in a strategy / consulting role desirable
  • Excellent personal and business presentation skills
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint

Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • Prior experience in a strategy / consulting role desirable.
  • Excellent personal and business presentation skills, in particular the presentation of financial information to non-finance managers and senior directors.
  • Excellent academics.
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Clear and concise report writing.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a management bonus, generous leave, life insurance, income protection, and private medical and dental care. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 7-Nov-2016

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