Commercial Leader

South Australia
Industry :
Sector :
Function : Finance & Strategy
Type : Full time

Job Description

Job description

An exciting new opportunity has become available within Flight Centre Brand for the Commercial Leader of South Australia, currently on track to deliver $355 mill worth of sales this financial year. This is a fantastic opportunity to work hand in hand with the State Sales Leader, leadership team and lead the finance team and ensure the continuing success and growth of our business.

We are looking for an individual who is ready to challenge the business and the current business models, and bring a wave of fresh thinking and ideas to the table both to operations and finance. The ideal candidate will be someone who can proactively influence and implement change, whilst effectively delivering and deploying the Nation strategy. A strong passion for the customer is key, as is the energy and motivation to deliver amazing outcomes with the leadership.

As a member of the South Australia Leadership team and the Finance Leadership Group, this position will function at both a strategic and operational level. Strategically the Commercial Leader will work in partnership with the State Sales Leader in achieving long-term sustainable profits in this Nation. The role will be responsible for the financial health, well-being, management and reporting of the operation as well as providing commercial support to the leadership team and developing the commercial acumen of operational leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic and Operational

  • Support Nation Leader/leadership members with operational and financial input
  • Design management reports effectively capturing the key business indicators and evolving this with the business
  • Develop financial models to support strategic business initiatives
  • Conduct business reviews identifying productivity improvement opportunities
  • Challenge and Support the Nation Leader of Heartland in strategic initiatives
  • Support business improvement projects
  • Continually review all aspects of the business to ensure profit maximisation
  • Strong financial control within the operations


  • Responsible for the preparation of all management and financial reporting
  • Responsible for the financial systems and data integrity
  • Co-ordination of forecast and budget processes
  • Financial control across all areas of the business including financial result, audit processes
  • Play a key role in supporting and driving South Australia Leisure Finance on its journey towards a World Leading Finance Function
  • Monitor and reduce risk across all areas of the Nation
  • Focus on cost saving initiatives


  • Conduct monthly one on ones with direct reports
  • Ensure KPI’s and remuneration are set in accordance with finance KPI system and salary guidelines
  • Assist with the technical, personal and leadership development of finance staff
  • Facilitate career planning processes
  • Provide leadership and direction to the finance team
  • Responsible for the recruitment of new staff and developing team members towards reaching Brightness of Future (BOF) opportunities
  • Ensure succession planning for the business

Key Relationships

  • State Sales Leader
  • Senior Commercial Leader – Finance
  • Commercial Managers/Leaders
  • Commercial Analysts
  • Area Managers
  • Internal businesses
  • External Suppliers


  • CPA/CA (or equivalent) preferred
  • Strong leadership skills, commercial acumen and technical knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing business strategy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to develop relationships at all levels
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • Strong analytical skills with initiative to resolve issues or pursue business opportunities as they are identified
  • Strong customer focus
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to deal with change, growth and pressure

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Work Location

Address: South Australia

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