Permanent Finance Managed based in Edinburgh.
Meraki Talent are exclusively retained as Blackcircles.com recruitment partner to appoint a permanent Finance Manager. The Company
Blackcircles.com is the leading online tyre retailer in the UK and one of the nation’s most successful e-commerce businesses. Founded in 2001, the business has disrupted the UK automotive sector through its simplified click and fit tyre service, offering customers affordable prices from leading manufacturers and brands. With over 1 million searches per month on it’s award winning website (and double the traffic of its nearest competitor), the company is changing the way the UK buys tyres, selling over five million to date.
The business has enjoyed significant success and double digit growth, and is aiming to reach one million tyres sold per year and a turnover of £100 million in the next 24 months.
The team are passionate about what they do. Whether a customer has an original Mini or the latest Ferrari, the business is committed to providing the best online experience and service to help customers choose and then get their new tyres fitted at one of 3,000 partner garages.
94% of the UK’s population are always within an 11 minute drive of a Blackcircles.com affiliated garage - and the network continues to grow. The company prides itself on outstanding customer service and leading consumer engagement within the sector, with over 80,000 reviews from customers on independent review site Trustpilot and an industry-leading social media presence.
In 2015, Blackcircles.com was acquired by Michelin for £50mn, and has since tripled its turnover in a declining market. Within the last two years, the company has also launched in Canada, Thailand and the Republic of Ireland. The Canadian business alone has seen a 500% increase and sales of $12m this year.
To help make its ambitious growth plans a reality, Blackcircles.com are currently investing in a series of market leading products to be rolled out both within the Michelin Group and across the industry. These, in combination with the business’ plan to expand the primary service offering, position Blackcircles.com as a truly unique digital business within the sector. Job Purpose
Blackcircles.com is currently seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to work closely with the Finance Director to implement control and efficiency within the busy finance team following a significant year of change and growth, both for the business and the team, ahead of the next planned growth phase. The Finance Manager will play a critical role in both running the finance team day to day operations and effecting change aligned with top-line strategy.
To help make its ambitious growth plans a reality, Blackcircles.com require a talented Finance Manager that will be the key link between finance and operations & is capable of progressing to a leadership position within the near future. This is a rare opportunity for a driven and ambitious professional to help define and deliver the next stage of success for the finance team in one of the UK’s most successful e-commerce businesses.
It is imperative that the successful individual is passionate about people management with a proven track record of investing time to ensure aspiring finance professionals within the team reach their full potential. Package On Offer
- Highly competitive base salary
- 10% company wide performance bonus
- Pension - employer matches employee pension contributions up to 5%.
- Life Assurance of 4 x basic salary after 3 months service.
- Private Health insurance following 3 months service.
- Holiday entitlement of 31 days including public holidays.
- 1 set of free tyres per year following one year of service.
- Inclusion in the Michelin Share Scheme.
- Interest free employee loan scheme following 1 year of service
- Perkbox membership.
- A qualified Accountant - ACCA/ICAS/ICAEW/CIMA
- Operated within a high volume/growth business
- People Management experience & a track record in developing highly motivated teams
- Demonstrable understanding of how to optimise finance process cycles, ensuring robust controls at every touchpoint throughout the journey
- Advanced user of Excel
All applications should be sent to our recruitment partner, John Gilbertson at Meraki Talent.
John can be contacted for any questions or queries, all enquiries shall be treated with the strictest confidence. A full position profile is also available upon request.
Please note any direct or third-party applications will be sent to Meraki Talent for review and assessment.