Finance Director | Charlies Stores | Welshpool
£Competitive Salary + Performance Related Pay + Relocation Assistance (if required)
A rare opportunity to help lead an extraordinary business, run by an extraordinary group of people.
Seymour John is delighted to be working on a retained basis with Charlies Stores to partner in the search for a new member of the Board who will support continued growth towards £100m sales.
Currently, Charlies Stores generates sales of £63m and healthy profit levels, having grown from £40m in 2016. They currently have 9 stores and a rapidly growing online presence, accounting for over 25% of sales. Their core offer is homeware, garden and the great outdoors. On Trustpilot they hold the number 1 positions in the UK for Christmas Goods, Garden Furniture, Barbecues and Lawnmowers. The more obvious growth opportunity, in the short term, is to develop online sales. To this end, the company has invested in a modern purpose-built distribution centre and is in the planning stages to increase capacity further.
Charlies have achieved the much-coveted Excellent rating on Trustpilot with a 4.9-star average review, based on the experience of over 8,100 customers. I’m sure you will appreciate just how customer-focused and operationally outstanding you need to be to deliver this quality of service consistently. As such, this is an exciting and rare opportunity to join the leadership team of a retail industry standard-setter, whilst challenging yourself, having fun, and feeling a huge sense of pride along the way.
The business is in the hands of the second-generation, humble and professionally-focused Rebecca Lloyd, Managing Director, who is supported by Charlies’ guru and stalwart Gwyn Watkin, Director and Buying Lead. The two of them are looking to collaborate with an experienced retail FD and well-rounded business leader with the wisdom to expertly guide and jointly oversee the future growth of Charlies Stores.
If you are confident you have the skills to support a highly successful future for Charlies and its people, then please apply to Phil Topper, Director at Seymour John, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07929 159674. Direct applications will be forwarded to Phil for inclusion in the process.