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Commercial Finance Business Partner -

Job Description

Job Description

Do you want to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with the opportunity to be in a truly commercial role at the forefront of driving decision making? remains Asda's fastest growing arm of the business and increasingly plays a pivotal role within Asda's £4bn clothing & general merchandise operation. You will be working within a fast-paced & dynamic environment, managing a wide network of commercial & operational stakeholders to continue the delivery of sales growth and a sustainable economic model.

Trading Finance work closely with the Clothing & GM Trading & broader Ecommerce teams, supporting in strategic direction, decision making and providing insight into all aspects of commercial performance.

You will business partner the Senior Director and be a key part of their leadership team. You will manage a full P&L from sales & GP, through costs such as picking, delivery, webhosting, marketing & store costs.

Your Role

You will be responsible for understanding and driving improvements in the commercial performance, stimulating strategic decision making, driving financial discipline, processes, and accountability, to deliver the ambitious growth plans for

The main responsibilities include:

  • Driving delivery of the 2022 plan in partnership with the key leadership, challenging where appropriate to ensure that targets are met.

  • Own the reporting & forecasting for net profitability, providing tailored insight and presenting findings during the monthly reviews with the Leadership Team

  • Take the lead in the 3-year strategy planning process. Work with the leadership to ensure correct modelling of strategic initiatives and alignment to corporate principals

  • Build robust business cases to prioritise capex investment; support decision making and ensure alignment to the 3-year plan. e.g., Pick from store

  • Interpreting and communicating trends within financial data e.g., market share, traffic vs. marketing spends, sales performance.

  • Strengthen performance management across the P&L through improved forecast accuracy & planning

  • Drive the SMWS (Save Money Work Smart) agenda - work with the business to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and cost savings ultimately tracking and driving the delivery

  • Support cross functional working between store ops, logistics, trading & teams to drive greater forecast alignment and accountability to drive performance.

  • Collaborative working across finance to obtain key data and drive results

Candidate Description

  • The role would suit a qualified accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA background interested in working in retail. Trading finance have experience in commercial finance with confidence to set the agenda.

  • An inquisitive mind with a desire to understand how things work and connect together.

  • A growth mindset to invest in the development opportunities available both technically and personally.

  • Ability to build and maintain exceptional customer relationships

  • Pro-active with the ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to operate within a broader customer leadership team

Application Description

George House, Coventry Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE17 4XH Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD Loading…