Finance Manager – Product & Sourcing

Role Title :
Finance Manager – Product & Sourcing
Type of Role :
Hours (Specific) :
38 Hours
Salary & Benefits :
Competitive + Benefits
Location :
Street, Somerset, UK
Closing Date :
Job Advert :

The role

Hybrid working mix of home and office.

Working closely with managers in our Product and Sourcing teams, you’ll bring financial analysis and expertise to the decision-making process that defines pricing, cost and margin targets. Helping shape strategy with two crucial business functions, you’ll help optimise our commercial performance and profitability.

So, what does that look like day-to-day? It means supporting the review of profit margin inventories. Analysing the finer details of cost and performance reviews. Monitoring the performance of investments and ensuring returns align with business objectives and growth plans. You’ll be a key source of financial advice for managers and senior leaders across the organisation.

As you develop commercial strategy here, you’ll also help us get better at what we do by suggesting improvements to the processes and procedures you encounter. It’ll make you a driving force delivering major progress—both for the departments you work with and, once we see the results, in your career.

A bit about you

You’ll be a professionally qualified accountant with plenty of relevant experience in similar operational roles. Having worked with medium or large international organisations, you’ll have delivered strategic planning, budget and forecasting processes within Product functions at global retail and consumer goods businesses. When it comes to analysis, you’ll know how to deliver the most relevant and revealing insights.

You’ll also be a great fit for our culture here at Clarks. That means being flexible in your approach, able to keep pace with rapid and responsive change and always thinking creatively and collaboratively. That—along with your communication skills—is how you’ll become a valued team member here. A leader who can influence senior stakeholders, manage relationships and bring positive resolution to conflicts—and who’ll be looking to make a big impact. 

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.

In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature – a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.

Underpinned by a rich heritage and strong values, Clarks is a leading global footwear brand serving millions of consumers across the world, operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 6,000 employees across the world.

In February 2021, Clarks entered a new chapter in its history as it formed a partnership with LionRock Capital, positioning the iconic footwear brand for future success as it enters its third century.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

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