Finance Business Partner

Hays Accountancy and Finance
Chester
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Hays Senior Finance are working with a leading business in the Chester area as they look to appoint a Finance Business Partner to the business due to growth and internal promotion. This is predominantly a UK business with a large turnover and multiple sites. The business has grown every year and is very cash-generative. Due to ongoing growth we are looking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to support the Trading team.

Responsibilities will include -

  • Presenting category sales and margin performance at weekly trading meetings to the category buying managers and the Category Trading Director
  • Reporting daily margin performance vs budget at product group level, providing commentary on the week on week movements
  • Provide insightful analysis to support and enhance product/promotional sales and margin performance, proactively challenging performance when required.
  • Scenario planning the impact to sales and margin for potential price and promotion changes.
  • Supporting the Budget and half-yearly company forecast process by working closely with the category buying managers to produce category level budgets for sales, margin and commercial income
  • Actively contributing to short, medium and long term margin and Commercial income re-forecasts, with a clear understanding of how current trading performance may impact margin versus budget.
  • Supporting trading team with supplier negotiations ensuring deep understanding of supplier profitability as well as impacts of costs and retail movements.
  • Lead pricing reviews to measure the competitiveness of our prices within the market and drive appropriate corrective action.
  • Review and challenge proposed trade plans for upcoming promotional cycles, identifying risks and opportunities vs budget.
  • Provide insightful analysis and review on feature space and deals performance to support future business trading team decisions.
  • Acting as the 'link' between the trading team and the core finance team on areas such as flagging risk and opportunities on supplier funding and commercial income



Experience -

  • Successful candidates will have a track record of working in a fast paced environment. FMCG / retail experience advantageous
  • Strong commercial awareness and numeracy skills with a keen desire to question and challenge information.
  • Experience and evidence of helping businesses deliver and monitor financial performance with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential.



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