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Job Title:  Head of Finance - Global Head Franchise

Date:  19-Jul-2022

London Bridge, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

The role in a nutshell

Are you a confident and experienced presenter who can communicate financial information effectively to all levels?

Are you a people person who is passionate about sustainability?

We’d love to talk to you apply now….

The Body Shop is recruiting for a Global Head of Finance (Franchise) you will partner closely with the retail team, finance and other business groups, to support and monitor the consumer business’ strategic, financial and operational plans at a global level for the Business.  This will be a highly visible and varied role, in which the job holder will have the ability to bring new ideas to the business, interact with senior leaders and help influence the direction and decision making of the Retail business.

As Head of Finance you will be responsible for Business Partnering the Global HF MD to ensure delivery of key strategic business objectives. The role will focus on driving growth & expansion of the Global HF Channel through strong business partnership, monitoring Channel/Partner profitability through financial reporting. The Head of Finance will drive the development of the Intercompany Franchise Model to ensure it successfully delivers key strategic business objectives, working across group brands where applicable. In addition, ensure delivery of sustainable, profitable growth for TBS, The Head Franchisee and Natura & Co.

More about the role

  • Key strategic role to Business Partner HF Senior Leadership Team to drive strategic plans which deliver both financial and commercial success. 
  • Accountable for leading and developing the Cluster Finance Leads to provide TBS HF channel reporting and required support.
  • Support the S&OP process to support business objectives and ensure value creation opportunities are optimized and excess stock holding risks are mitigated.
  • Lead the annual and strategic business planning process across all Global HF (APAC, EMEA & LATAM) through strong business partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Developing and supporting delivery with the Global HF Senior Leadership Team the annual budget across all key clusters (EMEA, APAC & LATAM).
  • Support the development of strategic Group ambition to leverage HF relationships across group brands.
  • Lead buy back, acquisitions, or business transfer activities and processes.
  • Support the channel development of direct selling across the HF community through the partnership of key stakeholders

What we look for

  • Professionally Qualified Accountant.
  • Experience across Strategic Leadership and Planning
  • Proven high level Influencing, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Strategic thinking to drive best practice.
  • Highly developed stakeholder/matrix management and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong cultural awareness with the ability to develop and maintain strong effective relationships.
  • Experience across Change management.
  • Detail orientated and analytical decision-making.
  • A confident and experienced presenter who can communicate at all levels.
  • Strong performance ethic of achieving results with integrity.
  • Global travel essential part of the role.

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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