Director of FP&A

London, UK
Finance – FP&A /
Permanent /
Hybrid
About the Role
As the Director of FP&A at Storio Group, you will be a strategic business partner, leading and scaling our FP&A function across the organization. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the financial strategy of Storio Group and drive business growth through advanced financial modeling and business analytics. 

Reporting directly to the CFO and engaging with the supervisory board, you will lead a team dedicated to providing actionable insights and analyses to guide strategic decisions. 

This position requires a hands-on approach, a passion for operational efficiency, and a commitment to developing a high-performing FP&A team.

Driving Performance

    • Lead and mentor the FP&A team, supporting commercial and operational functions.
    • Collaborate with the Group Executive Team to set and achieve strategic objectives.
    • Analyze budget performance, identifying risks and opportunities, and recommending actions.
    • Provide commercial analysis for strategic decisions, including capital appraisal and cost management.
    • Present insights on key business issues, integrating external trends to enhance performance.

Planning and Reporting

    • Oversee the creation of budgets and financial plans aligned with the business strategy.
    • Establish clear budget and planning processes with defined timelines.
    • Present financial plans to stakeholders, including board-level discussions.
    • Ensure access to high-quality data for effective planning, forecasting, and budgeting.
    • Deliver consistent management reporting to support decision-making.

Accurate Forecasting

    • Create periodic forecasts, addressing risks and guiding actions to achieve goals.
    • Contribute to cash flow forecasting, aligning with EBITDA and Capex plans.
    • Standardize cost forecasting across all factories and outsourcers.

Business Transformation

    • Partner with leadership to ensure robust business cases for projects.
    • Support strategic project discussions with clear financial summaries.
    • Facilitate project implementation through financial reporting and outcome measurement.
    • Act as a backup to the CFO, participating in the business steering committee.
    • Prepare presentations for shareholders and lenders, covering regular and specific reports

Experience and Attributes We’d Like to See

    • 15+ years of experience, with a minimum of 10 years in FP&A roles.
    • ACA, CIMA, or MBA qualified, or equivalent.
    • Strong experience in building, leading, and developing European FP&A teams.
    • Proven ability to enhance performance through compelling analysis and insights in a fast-paced environment.
    • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in creating and implementing reports and analyses.
    • Experience in a customer-focused, ideally B2C, international business.
    • Effective business partner with a talent for leading change and inspiring others through business acumen and emotional intelligence.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Strong collaboration and influencing skills.
    • Cultural agility with experience navigating Western Europe and the UK

Nice to Have Experience

    • Experience in post-merger activities is advantageous.
    • knowledge of Dutch, French, German, or Spanish is advantageous

About us
Hello. We are Storio group. A place where life’s stories are made, crafted and shared. A place where we create new ways to pass memories and stories between people and generations. And where, together, we make joy unforgettable.

We bring our customers’ stories to life through a range of high-quality personalised photo products, like photo books, wall decor, calendars & gifts. Our innovative technology enables customers to easily personalise their creations to keep for themselves or share as the most thoughtful of gifts.

Every single one of our employees brings something unique to Storio group and leaves a lasting imprint on our work, our culture and our company. Storio group is a place where we can all see and feel the impact of what we do, every day. A career with us is an opportunity to make your mark on our customers’ lives and on your career.

Equal opportunities statement
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment regardless of age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable adjustments in order for you to perform at your peak during the interview, please let our HR team know ahead of time so that they can assist. We will consider the matter carefully and try to accommodate your needs within reason. If we consider a particular adjustment would not be reasonable we will explain our reasons and try to find an alternative solution where possible.

Sponsorship
We aren't able to offer sponsorship for this role so please only apply if you have the Right to Work without the need for sponsorship