Commercial Finance Business Partner -

George House - Lutterworth

Employer: Asda

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

Reference: 49270/413

Date added: 1 day ago

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About the Role

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

About You

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

Your Benefits

If flexible working is important to you, then look no further!  This role is based at George House, Lutterworth, with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week.

You will also get an excellent benefits package including -

£5,700 company car or car allowance plus discretionary company bonus
Company pension up to 7% matched
10% colleague discount, free parking, and many additional rewards.

We want all colleagues to bring their best and true selves to work every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

Apply today by completing an online application…


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