FTSE 250 Construction Client


Divisional Finance Director



The Brief

This was an executive assignment to source a replacement for the existing Divisional Finance Director (DFD) who, after eight years with the business, was moving on. Being one of the biggest divisions this was a high profile appointment for the group and to replace a very established and experienced DFD.  The role had a direct reporting line to the Managing Director and a functional reporting line to the Group Chief Financial Officer.

As Finance Director of Infrastructure, they would be expected to implement a  progressive finance strategy, to support the delivery of great results for the division. Time was of the essence on this campaign, since the incumbent had already resigned, however, not at the risk of jeopardising the quality of their successor. They were seeking an exceptional candidate. The brief included sourcing an experienced Commercial Finance Director, with industry experience and ideally within a commutable distance from the headquarters, in Warwickshire.

The Pitch

This was a competitive pitch, against two established, London based Search firms. We were able to demonstrate our track record within the sector, as well as the strength of our network locally and our capability to deliver on a timely basis, which was almost half the timeframe indicated by others. We were successfully appointed and retained to source their DFD. 

Our team of expert consultants had functional, sector and local market knowledge and combined their networks with the database; a digital advertising solution and a direct approach to candidates by our dedicated research team. Based on the quality of the candidates identified and pre-screened (virtually), we went straight to shortlist stage within 3 weeks and presented 5 candidates all of whom were progressed to client interview. The client assessment moved at pace and their preferred candidate was offered and accepted.
The Outcome

The Divisional Finance Director for Construction and Infrastructure successfully started January (2021) 4 months after commencement of the campaign. We maintained regular contact with the candidate between offer and start date, and we maintain ongoing contact with both the candidate and client.

Completed by

Matt Jones

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you.

0121 631 1751

Contact Form

Need help in your search?

Make an Enquiry

Looking for opportunities?

Live Roles