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Commercial Director- Finance

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  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £650 per day

  • Contact:

    Sherine Rose

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:


Senior Commercial Director

KennedyPearce are hiring a 6-month Senior Commercial Director for a global media consultancy business. This role is a vital position and someone with Client negotiation on the commercial side is a must have. The ideal start date is December, and this position will mainly be based from home with some travelling to the London Office required.

The role:

  • Provide financial and commercial support to the Global Client Leads. Ensuring their views get reflected in the Budget/Reforecasting process, giving them an understanding of the performance and profitability of the client and managing working capital issues.
  • Lead all commercial & contract conversations with global clients. Act as the main point of contact for Client Procurement on assigned global clients.
  • Partner with Global Client Leads in driving growth and financial performance improvement on global clients
  • Actively participate in QBR's with CCO as well as top to top client meetings
  • Partner with Global Client Leads to develop annual plan and priorities for growing Kantar's share of wallet with nominated clients
  • Be the main point of escalation for unresolved issues within markets for global clients.
  • Escalate local market issues to Global Procurement where required such as adherence to MSA terms, working capital issues etc.
  • Get involved in large scale global pitches/RFPs, working alongside Global Client Leads, Client Service, Pricing and Finance teams.
  • Participate in and as appropriate initiate projects involving profit optimisation at a client, country & regional level, commercial/financial modelling on new product launches, working capital improvements
  • Ensure that key internal stakeholders are kept up to date on any key Global Client issues, escalating for resolution where necessary
  • Work alongside Legal to negotiate and implement Global MSAs; taking ownership of the commercial and financial and getting input from other areas of the business (IT, Operations, Client Service) where needed.
  • Handle queries from around the Group on global clients, particularly contractual and commercial.
  • Grow commercial best practice with the Group through the creation of Group policies, creation and delivery of commercial training, development of materials on Commercial Team intranet site

To be successful:

  • You must be an excellent communicator and be able to manage challenging conversations
  • Available within one month and happy to contract
  • Experience working on client negotiations/ pricing and have a good understanding of legal/ contracts
  • The day rate is between £500-£650 depending on experience (PAYE/Umbrella)

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