Senior Business Analyst - Trading

Recruiter
NISA
Location
Scunthorpe
Salary
55000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
28 Feb 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Senior Business Analyst – Trading
Reports to: Head of Trading and Category Management
Hours: Full–time/Permanent
Location: Scunthorpe based
Salary: Up to GBP55k

Nisa is an award–winning group which helps independent retailers flourish in the retail market by distributing quality and competitive food at scale. Our ethos is to support communities around the UK, by helping independent retailers make a true difference to their local area.

We are now looking for a Senior Business Analyst (trading) – a Qualified accountant to support on Trading performance. Key deliveries would be significantly better understanding all the levers that affect the trading functions performance, push hard to implement changes to improve performance within categories and lead our analysis on price and promotions.

Key Result Areas:
* Reporting to executive management on a wide range of areas including but not restricted to: Price position, Promotional effectiveness, Category and Member profitability and Own Brand performance.
* Providing insight and high quality commentary for executive management and the buying teams
* Communicate clearly to all stakeholders
* Lead projects including to:
o Understand the key drivers of the trading function and work to improve reporting and business behaviours.
o Review internal processes and suggest, agree and implement improvements
o Implement and monitor a pricing policy to guide buyer decision making

Job Knowledge:
* Good knowledge of retail business operations
* Experience at middle management level in Accounting.
* Exceptional Excel skills.
* Good overall IT skills and systems knowledge.

Specific Areas of work:
* Reporting to executive management
o Preparing weekly sales, profit and promotional performance reports
o Preparing periodic reports on pricing, category performance and member performance
o Preparing quarterly reports for in depth reviews
* Providing insight and high quality commentary for executive management and the buying teams
o Quick commentary on the weekly trading performance
o More detailed commentaries on the promotional and category performance.
o Providing clear guidance to the retail teams as to key areas of focus
o Contribute to the better understanding of our trading performance, the key drivers and what actions might be taken to improve
* To manage the implementation of a Pricing policy for the trading team to adhere to:
o Feed into the development of a pricing policy to be introduced across the trading function.
o Manage weekly reporting of price position and challenge any non– conformance.
* Lead projects:
o Review internal processes and suggest, agree and implement improvements
* Communicate clearly
o Contribute to the management of the trading support function.
o Proactive building of relationships with buying and retail teams
o Safe pair of hands under pressure

Job Skills and Competencies:
* Qualified Accountant by relevant qualification (ACCA or equivalent) (or by experience)
* Good technical, database and numeracy skills.
* Good interpersonal skills to organise the department to meet with tight deadlines.
* Ability to communicate at all levels.
* Ability to delegate where necessary.
* Ability to maintain and develop relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

This Job Description describes key areas of the post but is not exhaustive. The Job Description is subject to review and amendment in line with the needs of the business.

In order to apply for this role, please click 'Apply' to continue your application. Please ensure you include details of your current remuneration package.

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