Drive Financial Excellence in a Leading Retail Powerhouse
About the Company:
Our client is a prominent and highly regarded retailer, boasting an extensive network of 700 locations across Canada. Renowned for their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, they have built an impeccable reputation in the industry. With an impressive workforce of over 1,500 dedicated individuals and annual revenues exceeding $1B, they stand tall as a publicly traded company that has achieved remarkable financial success.
Who You Are:
Are you a finance executive with a track record of driving success and growth within dynamic organizations? We seek an ambitious and talented Director of Finance to embark on an exciting journey with our client. Your diverse experience, particularly in the Retail, CPG, or Distribution industries, will bring invaluable insights to our client’s thriving retail business. As an inspiring leader, you will serve as a trusted advisor to the CFO, providing strategic counsel that will encompass various aspects of the organization.
Your strong working knowledge of inventory, merchandising, supply chain, and reporting will be crucial in making impactful decisions. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess a profound process improvement mindset, capable of automating processes and driving efficiencies, including accelerating our close processes. Your commitment to ownership and your critical thinking skills will be evident as you play a pivotal role in driving our client’s success. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, combined with your adaptability and innovative mindset, will make you a valuable asset to this team.
The Impact You Will Have:
In this newly created role, your expertise will elevate the daily functions while empowering the project team to excel in their roles. As a forward-thinking leader, you will be instrumental in shaping the company’s future and ensuring its continued prosperity.
As a critical member of the finance organization, reporting to the CFO, you will take charge of accounting, reporting, and analysis activities related to Merchandising, including Inventory, Cost of Goods Sold, Distribution, and Gross Profit. Your leadership and direction will establish efficient and effective processes and controls. Collaboration with finance, merchandising, supply chain, and financial planning and analysis teams will be vital for success.
What Are We Looking For?
To be considered for this impactful role, you must possess the following qualifications and experiences:
- 7+ years of progressive experience within a finance function, with a strong analytical focus, ideally within a high-growth, multi-unit retail, CPG, or Distribution industry, emphasizing inventory management.
- 5+ years of leadership experience, including people management, talent development, coaching/mentoring, and team building.
- Proven ability to build strong relationships across diverse business stakeholders.
- Experience in a large publicly traded company and knowledge of internal control requirements for Canadian publicly traded companies.
- Demonstrated success in process optimization and re-engineering, including the implementation of new systems (e.g., ERP) and KPIs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, alongside a CPA designation.
- Willing to work in a truly hybrid role (Home/office).
Join us in our pursuit of financial excellence and organizational growth. As the Director of Finance, you will lead the charge in shaping our future success. If you are a finance executive with a passion for driving transformation and delivering results, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our thriving retail enterprise.
- Employees: 1,500 +
- Revenues: $1B+
- Ownership: Publically Traded
- Reports into: CFO
- Direct Reports: 4
- Work Location: Hybrid
Egility is committed to creating and fostering culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. We recognize the value of a wide range of ideas, perspectives, experiences, and skillsets in our client’s workplaces. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019, and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Egility and our client throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
Due to the high volume, we will only be contacting applicants who meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job description. Only those applicants who align most closely with our minimum and preferred qualifications will be contacted for an interview. The Recruiting team at Egility will retain your application materials and may contact you regarding future opportunities.