Commercial Finance Analyst

Cheshire, Warrington
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, 26 days plus bank
23 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Christopher Powell
Contract type
Part time

Fantastic opportunity for a confident and experienced Commercial Finance Analyst to take on a new challenge with a large high street retailer based in Warrington.

The role offers a great challenge and a great range of experience, if you have a passion for all things retail this is the role for you.

Client Details

Fantastic opportunity to shape the retail environment of a large retailer based in Warrington, they are growing year on year and currently have a turnover in excess of £120m.

They where founded over 30 years ago and have over 100 high street stores and a large online presence. They are the largest online retailer in Europe for their chosen product lines.


The successful Commercial Finance Analyst will be responsible for;

  • Develop strong relationships with the Category Managers and Buyers to deliver projects that align to their priorities and category plans

  • Deliver high quality, actionable insight to the Category teams enabling them to make better trading decisions including supporting the Category Managers with the quarterly buying strategies.

  • Support retail stores to drive sales and margin at a local level - providing analytics and MI to help stores drive profitability.

  • Determine true product cost of sale with a view to minimise costs and maximise margin e.g. distribution costs of small inexpensive items vs potential profit - identify solution - ideal carton pack size and distribution cost.

  • Supporting merchandise team with forecasting by brand.

  • OTB (Open to Buy / WSSI) weekly reporting analysis.

  • Seasonality & Terminal stock reporting and analysis.

  • Pre and post promotional analysis & planning to ensure profit and sales targets are achievable, all options explored and KPI impact analysis past event.

  • Develop recommendations as to how retail and / or trading propositions should be adjusted to drive improved performance.

  • Responsible for measurement of key trading initiatives (e.g. price changes, range changes) - defining and measuring the right departmental KPIs to define success and combining with other metrics (e.g. financial metrics) to give a clear view of performance.

  • Identify promotional opportunity through gap analysis to flatten the sales peaks & troughs vs ourselves and the market. Achieve through an analytical numbers based promotional plan.


The ideal Commercial Finance Analyst will be;

  • Able to turn large complex data sets in to concise and actionable reports

  • Advanced Excel skills (Essential)

  • Experience within retail based business (highly desirable)

  • Experience with Power - Bi, Tableau (highly desirable not essential)

  • Be studying towards ACCA/CIMA (desirable but not essential)

Job Offer

The successful Commercial Finance Analyst will receive;

  • Competitive salary up to £40,000

  • 26 days holiday plus bank

  • Retail discounts

  • Pension

  • Free Parking