Finance Director | Glasgow
Recruiter: Livingston James
Employer: Taylor Wimpey
Salary: A highly attractive salary and financial package
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Closing date: Friday 21 October
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About the organisation
Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. They are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.
In 2021, Taylor Wimpey generated revenues of £4.285b and profits before tax of £680m across their 23 business units in the UK, with very healthy operating margins of c20%. The West Scotland business is one of the largest business units in the UK with revenues of c£225m in 2022 with further growth projected in 2023. The West Scotland business is part of the Scotland, North East & North Yorkshire division.
About the role
Each of Taylor Wimpey’s regional businesses has a finance team that drives the commercial performance of their respective business and is responsible for providing valuable reports to our Group Finance team based in Head Office. Led by their Finance Director, each of these teams is vital to the financial structure of the organisation. Through quarterly forecasts and monthly accounts, they provide key data to the board and enable some of the most important strategic decisions for the business.
The Finance Director is a key member of the regional management team, acting in a business-wide role to proactively support the Managing Director to maximise delivered value. The Finance Director will have a deep level of operational knowledge to enable critical review and challenge of key decisions and information across all functional disciplines within the business unit.
This position has become available due to an internal promotion. It represents an exceptional career opportunity for an ambitious, driven finance professional, who can provide sound financial stewardship to an already highly successful business and make a positive impact on strategic decision making.
About the individual
Taylor Wimpey is a large, fast-paced company and the successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting current performance and helping drive future success. The Finance Director will possess a natural business partner mindset, constantly seeking opportunities to support their stakeholders to deliver positive results. Over time, it is likely the Finance Director will need to make improvements to the finance infrastructure, so experience of implementing systems, processes and management reporting, whilst also developing their people to deliver to a consistently high standard, is essential.
It would be advantageous if candidates have a background in similar industries or from other large, blue-chip business environments. However, above all is the requirement for the right fit for the business and its people, so applications are welcomed from individuals from a range of backgrounds.
First-class communication skills, strong commercial and strategic acumen, and an ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders are all essential in what is very much a people and relationship-led business.
A highly attractive financial package is available to the successful individual and will be commensurate with the background and experience required for the role. Full details are available on application:
- £Excellent basic salary, dependent on experience
- Significant annual bonus scheme
- MTIP 2-year scheme
- Generous car allowance / BMW 5 series / Jaguar i-Pace or similar
- Generous TW pension contribution, doubling employee contribution
- Private medical cover for individual
- Life assurance cover of x4 salary
- 26 days holiday + bank holidays (opportunity to buy four more)
- House Discount Scheme
- Agile working
To access the full Position Profile and have a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Mark Lewis at Livingston James.
Please note that any direct or third party approaches will be sent to Livingston James for review and assessment.
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