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About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to transform the way the world thinks about home cooking. Forget the hassle of supermarkets, or the tiresome process of planning your weekly meals - we deliver to your door all the ingredients, instructions & inspiration needed to make delicious meals at home, from scratch.

At just 9 years in, were the industry leader & have delivered hundreds of millions of meals to millions of households worldwide & are passionate about disrupting one of the last industries to go online - food & grocery.

But most importantly, its our incredible people who make HelloFresh what it is. We thrive on giving our employees an inclusive working environment, in which they have access to development opportunities & in which their voices are heard & valued every day. This helps us best reflect & serve our customers.

So, if youre keen to join a growing, caring company which puts its people at the heart of what it does, look no further!

About The Job

Reporting into our Senior Finance Director you will hold an important role in responding to the business need for commercial expertise & financial modelling.

As Interim Head of Finance (Strategic Projects) youll support Management Board members & their teams in following investment appraisal best practices to ensure business decisions have a solid financial grounding. Youll represent Finance on Steering Groups & present financial business cases for approval.

Through your work on the Save2Invest profit-optimisation programme & other business partnering youll develop a strong understanding of financial risks & opportunities & youll work closely with the commercial finance team to ensure budget assumptions are robust & deliverable.

Youll have the opportunity to consider the impact of external economic factors on the business through delivery of a quarterly economic review, both to the Management Board via a paper & to the entire business in our All Hands meeting.

As a senior member of a growing & collaborative finance team, youll help support colleagues to deliver continuous improvements to processes e.g. day to day efficiency gains, reporting outputs & tech/tool enhancements.

What you will be doing:

  • Building business cases to support a variety of projects, from large & complex to more straightforward
  • Governing the cross-functional Save2Invest programme of initiatives designed to improve cost efficiency & optimise profitability
    • Review progress with initiative sponsors & discuss additional levers
    • Support in modelling benefits from cost reduction initiatives
    • Provide healthy challenge where business area is falling short of target 
  • Observing financial risks & opportunities for incorporation into central outlook
  • Reporting on capital expenditure by project, versus approved budget
  • Supporting non-finance functions in implementing best practice for investment appraisals e.g. during NPD cycles
  • Designing & implementing improvements to the business decision making process, from governance to business case approval & tracking
  • Writing the business quarterly economic review paper; summarising events in the macro- & microeconomic environments & presenting a visual version of this information to the entire business
  • Delivering internal & external analysis to the Senior Finance Director & CEO, as needed
  • Managing a small team who will support you in delivering the above.
  • Other ad-hoc requirements
  • In addition to the core responsibilities above, during the initial 1/2 month period you will support the finance team in managing the accounting team to deliver month end & oversee financial controls. 

Who You Are:

  • You are a qualified / certified accountant with a strong background in commercial finance & a solid understanding of financial control, reporting & accounting principles
  • You have 5+ years post qualification experience, ideally within the eCommerce/retail/manufacturing industries
  • Youre logical, pragmatic & data-driven in your decision-making
  • You are comfortable responding to tight deadlines & reprioritising work quickly to deliver quality output in a given timeframe
  • Not a requirement but knowledge of SQL would helpful in sourcing data
  • You enjoy leading a team & getting the best out of others
  • You are not afraid of a challenge & are able to work in a growing company where priorities can shift
  • Youre driven to continuously improve & build processes.

What you will get in return:

Upon starting your employment:

  • 70% discount on HelloFresh or Green Chef boxes
  • Premium Headspace membership
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Cycle to Work benefit
  • Unlimited access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • If in the office, enjoy a free breakfast every day
  • Learnerbly membership with up to 75 per year to spend on your development

Upon Passing Probation

  • Company pension scheme
  • Classpass membership
  • Private Health Insurance with BUPA

Further details will be provided upon the start of your employment.

Level & Progression

A Head of is a domain expert, bringing significant expertise across a wider business area, managing a department or a large function, actively contributing to the goals of the department & wider company.

From there, you can progress to a Director level within the same function, or progress sideways to a role in another team at HelloFresh for which you have transferable skills.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: this is a 12 months fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave. We are open to both full time & part time (3 days / week minimum).

Location: The HelloFresh Farm, 60 Worship Street, EC2A 2EZ, London

Recruitment process: First, you will have a phone interview with a member of our Talent Acquisition team. Should you be successful, you will be invited for a first interview with our Senior Finance Director, or which you will need to work on a case study to present on the day. This interview will assess your competencies, technical skills a culture fit. The final stage of the recruitment process will be to meet with our UK CEO.

We are convinced that diversity is what makes our teams stronger: whatever is your identity or background, you will have something invaluable to offer to this company. We want to know what it is! Please apply.

Please note that all our sites in the UK are wheelchair accessible.

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