Third Square are very excited to be working with a start-up retail company based in The City of London looking for a Part-Time (3 days per week) Finance Director to lead Finance and partner with the senior leadership team (Board and Founder).
This retail firm sells B2B and B2C with a philanthropic/very good cause at it’s core. That being said, Revenues are forecast to hit a 30% increase on last year’s and lots of growth is on the agenda.
Our client sells in 4 territories - UK, North America, EU and Rest of the World (which is essentially Australia).
UK and NA are biggest markets - massive strategic focus on increasing NA penetration.
Our client has a strong board so to be successful in this position we need someone with gravitas. We are looking for someone to support the founder and board with intuitive Analysis in to the business.
3-year plan is to either exit or raise a significant amount of cash (Series B) which this person would be very much involved in.
Whilst there is a healthcare vertical to the business a decent FD can learn the healthcare piece pretty quickly - so long as they have empathy. At the company’s core, they are a retail company - so we are looking for someone who understands that first and foremost.
The finance challenges the company have had are all related to retail, stock logistics etc.
This role will offer the right candidate:
1) Growth organisation with global sales
2) Ability to add value to senior team and Board
3) A big event in year 3 to add to their CV (i.e. the sale or series B funding)
We are looking for a Finance Director with start-up/retail experience (not a CFO) - full time this role would be a £80,000 £90,000 role so at 3 days we are placing the salary at circa. £50,000 - £55,000.