Head of Commercial Finance - GTR

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The WG&S Global Travel Retail team helps provide a global stage to inspire and engage travelling consumers with our Luxury and premium+ brands, and is entering an exciting phase as the channel recovers and rebuilds following the disruption to travel. This is a great opportunity to take on a pivotal role leading the Commercial Finance team and working with the SLT to help shape, direct and ensure appropriate control in this dynamic Global business.

Main Responsibility

The Head of Commercial Finance ensures financial control of the business and through the financial calendar ensure consistency of processes and approach of the Commercial Finance team based in multiple global locations. The role will partner with the SLT by providing insightful financial reporting and analysis to identify opportunities, risks and trends to maximise performance, mitigate risk and ensure delivery of strategic priorities. Developing and coaching the team to ensure continued development is a key responsibility of the role. 

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be a qualified Finance professional with post qualification experience in a dynamic, international business. You will thrive on the dynamism and inherent volatility of a fast-developing business, and have a genuine interest in our brands and the political and economic dynamics of the different markets in which they are sold. You will be a proactive self-starter with the ability to lead with vision, but also with pragmatism, and to act decisively in a fast-paced environment. You understand the importance of strong financial controls and will ensure they are enforced. You see the big picture, but you are willing to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into the detail where required. You stay focused in a dynamic environment and have ambition to succeed in an organisation where rare characters thrive.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.
  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, while continuing to protect our product. To reduce the risk access to our sites is limited to those essential to our production. All other employees are currently working from home.  

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at recruitment.enquiries@wgrant.com.

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