Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
West Midlands, Sutton Coldfield
£50000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
17 Jun 2022
15 Jul 2022
JN -052022-5624759
Alice Cartwright
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Commercial opportunity for an individual looking to move into a value add role for a £160M turnover business

Exposure to senior stakeholders and potential to develop professionally within the company

Finance Business Partner based in Minworth, competitive salary, hybrid

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are delighted to partner with our client, a national logistics provider who is well known within the distribution sector. They have sites across the UK and are looking to add a Finance Business Partner to their West Midlands office, based in Minworth. This is a fast paced, energetic environment which would be ideal for someone who is already in a commercial role or for an individual who is looking to move into a value add Finance opportunity.


  • This role is positioned to assist, but also to challenge, in determining performance targets and reworking strategies in addition to providing input to forecasting processes and operational initiatives.
  • The role involves working closely with the divisional leadership to achieve revenue and PBT targets and enable informed business decisions, thus maximising returns for the division. This position will act as a 'touch point' for all divisional financial requests or issues and a conduit for communication between Division and Finance.
  • This person must have a strong detail focus and financial skills to process significant amounts of data to identify and extract key trends and exceptions. They must also have a good understanding of overall divisional performance and financial results. They will need strong system/ technical skills with finance and transactional systems.
  • Work will often be ad hoc in nature and the business partner needs to be adaptable and flexible to changing demands as well as proactive in spotting trends and exceptions quickly and communicating them effectively
  • Provide high quality analysis and insights to maximise and shape growth and gross margin
  • Robust business modelling reflecting accurate cost to serve metrics for compliant service pricing for new business opportunities and contract renewals
  • Compare and analyse depot P&Ls, identifying and resolving discrepancies
  • Reconciliation of financial information from around the business
  • Identify profit enhancement opportunities
  • Lead divisional budget and forecasting processes from end to end
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of overall divisional performance and financial results to Division and Group leadership
  • Reporting on the Division's KPIs, including financial performance, variance analysis, margin analysis, cost control and forecasting
  • Prepare weekly Flash analysis and monthly divisional reports and assist Division leadership with commentary and insights presentation to Group CEO and CFO
  • Provide ad hoc reports and analytics as required
  • To participate in the logistics leadership team and actively support the managers within the team to ensure overall targets are achieved


  • Proficient at analysing data and drawing conclusions from a wide range of inputs
  • Able to present information and analysis in a format that is easily understood by the audience
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resilient - able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills

Job Offer

The package for thie Finance Business Partner includes competitive salary up to 55k, pension, 28 days annual leave + more

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