The Rowan finance team; Peter Holt, Carl Meyler and Sarah Morrell are looking to appoint a Chief Finance Officer, for a high-growth e-commerce and wholesale business, which prioritises and promotes its eco-friendly agenda.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a business that is striving to drive genuine change in consumer purchasing behaviour in the sector.
It aims to instil environmentally-conscious buying habits in its customers, and for future generations. Its products are plastic-free and sustainably manufactured in the UK, which is atypical in its particular market sector. This, along with their high quality, has led to them being stocked in several major supermarkets and online retailers, internationally as well nationally.
The business is in the process of raising external investment to support future growth plans, and is in conversations with PE houses currently. Ultimately, the five-to-six-year growth journey will see it grow to c. £100 million turnover and culminate in a transaction.
The new CFO will take full accountability for finance, creating a value-add function and bringing the team, systems and processes in-line with Private Equity standards. The business has the foundations necessary for substantial growth, however, a CFO is required to scale up the business and support the MD in delivering the strategic aspirations.
The appointed individual will be the right-hand person to the MD, turning commercial goals into reality. They will take responsibility for the shaping of day-to-day operations, enabling the MD to focus on his key strengths.
If you’re an experienced CFO with a passion for sustainability, experience of attracting external investment, and a demonstrable track record of working with an MD at the strategic level within the retail/e-commerce sector, then please contact Peter, Carl or Sarah, as they’d love to hear from you!