Commercial Analyst

Michael Page
Cheshire, Wilmslow
£48000 - £50000 per annum + shares and bonus
24 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Oliver Summers
Contract type
Part time

A rare opportunity to join a truly global business, with an internationally recognised name in a commercial role where value adding is central to your responsibilities. This Commercial Analyst role will involve building relationships with all areas of the business, with a clear focus on driving efficiency and productivity from a finance perspective.

Client Details

An internationally renowned brand, with consistent year on year growth as they diversify and move into new markets.


Key responsibilities of this Commercial Analyst role:

· You'll use your expertise in the collection, analysis and management of quantitative financial data, as you create meaningful reports
· You'll drive business improvements, while recommending cost reductions
· Via root cause analysis, you'll leverage extensive FC data to uncover any underlying process- or finance related issues
· You'll then assist your facility with necessary improvements or process changes, as well as aiding the creation of new measures to bolster site productivity
· You'll recommend, develop and implement policies and programmes that guide our Operations in maintaining (and improving) its competitive position and profitability
· Lead the development of all weekly and monthly financial metrics, alongside all financial planning, forecasting and reporting models
· You'll take care of continuous innovation regarding your area of expertise, as you aim to improve your deliverables, while making them more readily accessible for everyone
· You'll work with data source providers and technology teams, ensuring that key financial decision data is accurate, automated and delivered in a timely fashion
· You'll own the continuous development of efficient reporting tools to support decision-making. Wherever possible driving automation into the team's processes to ensure that manual analysis is being focused on value add activities
· As an analyst, you're a quick thinker: able to manage competing priorities while providing level-headed guidance, even during unexpected events



· BA or BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering, or any similar discipline with a clear analytical bias
· You've gained significant, relevant experience in similar business analyst positions
· Demonstrable financial acumen, including deep familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis, as well as in root cause data interpretation
· Advanced Excel essential, with VBA skills preferred
· You're comfortable performing ad hoc financial analysis using data reporting tools

Preferred qualifications:

· Demonstrable problem-solving ability, alongside previous analyst experience, particularly in root cause analysis
· Highly analytical and detail-oriented, you possess a strong business sense
· You combine your professional competency with an ability to develop new ideas, and creative solutions: you also have a track record of implementing these to great effect
· Organised multitasker: you prioritise your workload, enabling you to meet tight deadlines, while achieving results, especially in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
· You're a proven communicator, with excellent presentation skills when working with multiple peer groups and varying levels of seniority
· Prior knowledge of SQL/ETL would be beneficial, a willingness to learn this essential
· Previous analyst experience in the financial side of manufacturing, logistics or distribution centre processes is a nice to have

Job Offer

A highly competitive salary, the prestige of working with such a strong brand, bonus and share options, and other benefits