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Director of Finance Business Partnering - Marketplaces

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : England

County : Greater London


Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers. We're a diverse and global community made up of Farfetchers, our partners and our customers, which we believe is at the heart of our success. Everything we do is centred around our values - Be Human, Think Global, Be Revolutionary, Todos Juntos, Be Brilliant, Amaze Customers - which define our beliefs and our actions. We welcome differences and foster a consciously inclusive environment for everyone. We are Farfetch For All. **FINANCE** We're a truly global team with a presence around the world. Our biggest teams are based in the UK and Portugal. Our team in Porto focuses on financial reporting and operations, while the team in London is made up of Financial Planning, Reporting, Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance, Tax, Transformation & Controls, and Group Treasury. All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us to tell our story with data. All our teams work closely together to provide a support network for the business, ensuring the long-term success of Farfetch! **LONDON** Our London office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub, and is home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. Our open plan space is ideal for collaborative working and sharing ideas, or you can enjoy some quiet time in our dedicated library. We also have a large outdoor terrace which is the perfect spot to have a team lunch or host events. **THE ROLE** The FARFETCH Director of Finance Business Partnering - Marketplaces will partner directly with the Executive Board members responsible for our Marketplaces business unit, including all B2C marketplaces within the FARFETCH Group. Leading a team of finance business partners, you'll create a world-class finance partnering function who are pivotal in turning insights into actions, driving business performance and profitability to continue one of the most exciting growth stories of recent years in luxury fashion. This role will be accountable for setting the guardrails and holding the Marketplaces teams to account in order to drive the Marketplaces contribution to the Farfetch Strategy. The role will ensure that the Marketplaces business unit operates with financial coherence and that the senior leaders and stakeholders have a transparent view of how their business unit is performing and clarity on the financial impact of their strategic, operational and trading decisions. This leadership role will report into the Senior Director of Commercial Finance. The role will operate with gravitas, confidence, and credibility, providing both partnership and challenge to the business and leadership in order to maximise the performance of the Marketplaces Business Unit.


- Partner with the Chief Marketplaces Officer to set the financial guard rails, develop strategies to grow the business and drive performance, with a clear view of Business Unit Financials - Bring alignment of financial management across all elements of the Marketplaces Business Unit, rationalising reporting and bringing focus to key financial KPIs across P&L, balance sheet and overall working capital - Lead a team to deliver analysis, insight and recommendations on the financial implications of business decisions, ensuring business performance reporting is delivering actionable insight in a timely and efficient way. - Establish the capability to understand and clearly communicate financial performance of the business unit for both internal and external reporting purposes in support of Group FP&A - Challenge the business unit to deliver financial goals aligned with group operating and financial strategy through strategic business partnering, driving growth in top-line revenue and efficiencies in the cost base and working capital. - Delivery of financial planning, budgeting and forecasting for Marketplaces, translating the vision of the business into a long-term financial strategy and supporting the development of the strategy to drive the business. - Lead, engage and motivate a team, to deliver effective business partnering and stakeholder engagement ensuring performance is at a high level and our company values are reflected in how they perform their role.


- A qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) with considerable PQE in a commercial finance environment - Proven senior experience in P&L ownership and financial planning, at a global scale, within retail, technology or the e-Commerce industry is advantageous - Strong commercial acumen, with an ability to influence strategic business decisions, keeping the financial health of the business front of mind - A strategic mindset, with an ability to have a long-term vision with an eye on detail - You can self-motivate in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment with competing deadlines, driven to deliver results - A strong team player with the ability to interact and effectively communicate with those outside of Finance teams to deliver preferred outcomes - An authentic and empathetic people leader, with experience of building, leading and developing diverse and inclusive high performing teams - A thought leader, able to inspire thinking
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