Business Insights Manager

Michael Page
Leeds, West Yorkshire
25 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020
JN -112020-1557236
Olivia Crook
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

This newly created role combines business partnering, BI analysis and FP&A. It is an exciting and varied opportunity for someone to make a real positive difference to an already successful business.

Client Details

My client are an private equity backed organisation, operating in a fast-growth environment delivering double digit revenue growth. Turnover is in excess of £100mil with further projected growth over the coming years.


Business partnering with the Sales, Operations and Supply chain teams to deliver results, this role will:

  • Develop business intelligence tools to sharpen reporting and analysis and the pace at which it is delivered
  • Identify opportunities to automate reporting and analysis to generate true insight
  • Analyse financial trends, understanding revenue and margin performance (at a transaction level) to provide clear recommendations, propose actions and drive decision making
  • Analyse customer and supplier rates and impact on profitability
  • Highlight underperforming activities and risks to delivery of business plans and support the teams to put a performance plan in place driving actions to mitigate them
  • Suggest different ways of planning and processes to create efficiency and free time for value-add
  • Support revenue and gross profit target setting for the budget and three-year plan, to cascade to the sales team through the internal systems
  • Line manage, coach and develop a Commercial Analyst


This role requires an instinctively commercially minded and analytical individual who, in their pursuit of delivering outstanding results for the business and customers, is self-motivated, resilient, dedicated, a good communicator and practical and takes pride in delivering work to a very high standard, right first time. The role requires technical excellence combined with a pro-active approach and a willingness to forge new relationships, solve problems and participate in our future growth as part of the Senior management team.

This role requires a self-starter with the following experience and skills:

  • Strong business awareness and commercial acumen
  • Highly numerate and analytical and capable of working accurately at speed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - confident, energetic and driven to exceed expectations
  • Tenacious with a drive to deliver results
  • Good soft skills and the ability to provide rounded opinions and influence business stakeholders
  • Able to communicate financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders across the business
  • Can initiate improvement projects working across the business to deliver change
  • Has outstanding organisational and time management skills work under pressure and manage priorities
  • Analyse large volumes of data to reach solid key conclusions adding value through insightful detailed analysis and create actions that will deliver change


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
  • Experience using BI tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau) and in financial forecasting / modelling
  • Demonstrable track record of generating ideas and adding value in a commercial role
  • Personable character with excellent communication skills and capable of building relationships and influencing people at all levels
  • Exposure to Board/ Senior management teams
  • Experience of fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Dedication to 'getting the numbers right', with attention to detail and a thorough mindset
  • Experience of building and influencing the commercial plan, merely reporting results won't be enough
  • Excellent excel and financial modelling skills and experience of all Microsoft Office packages

Job Offer

On offer to the successful candidate is the change to learn and progress under a fantastic leadership team, with the ability to add real value to a growing organisation with a great culture.

What's more, there is a clear progression trajectory for the successful individual.

You'll be remuneration with a competitive salary and benefits package.

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