Commercial Finance Business Partner

Basic Overview
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
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Job Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire

Title: Commercial Finance Business Partner

Salary: £40,000-£50,000

Type: Perm


Commercial Finance Business Partner: Key responsibilities:

Have a detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance of the customers in the relevant part of the retail sector
To investigate variances in customer volumes and profitability on a regular basis
To provide input into detailed budget and forecasting process with the Commercial teams in the retail sector, collaborating with the Management Account teams
To be responsible for the consolidation of retail financial data from all systems into accurate and relevant information, necessary for the business to make commercial decisions
To challenge and influence the commercial team on customer volume and margin assumptions
To own the delivery of the account profitability in partnership with the business unit head. To work with the business partner to drive increased value into the customer account
To provide evaluation and continuous review of customer profitability by product and location
To support the process for retail tenders, ensuring accurate inputs and supporting the commercial head through the process
To seek to identify improvements in the Forecasting process working with the financial accounting function
To seek to identify and implement improvements in the commercial review process, including the monthly demand review, weekly volume analysis
To have key input into the monthly account surgeries providing insight into customer performance and challenging the commercial team as to how to improve results
To work with the commercial team to identify all commercial opportunities and areas for improvement
To support the retail finance controller in order to achieve their targets and improve profitability
To run the monthly management accounts process for commercial finance for relevant retail customers
To maintain retail customer contracts ensuring all contractual adjustments are made in a timely manner and that all necessary provisions are made to ensure consistent profitability
To provide support to the commercial team providing analysis and insight as a result of customer requests
To ensure that members of the Commercial team comply with the GO documentation in terms of rules and principles
To ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed and controlled so that access is given only to those that need it however it is readily accessible should we be challenged to provide evidence of authorisation
Commercial Finance Business Partner: Key skills & experience:

Recognised Accountancy qualification or qualified by experience is essential
Proven experience in an FMCG environment is essential
Experience in the similar industry is desirable
Excellent relationship building and communication skills; able to tailor communications to the audience involved
Knowledge of the different products: how they relate to each other, quality requirements, pricing structures
Strong Excel and analytical skills
Systems knowledge (SAP, Access, Cognos)
Personable team worker
Methodical but adaptable to business needs
Capable of demonstrating the company values consistently

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