Finance Manager - Grocery

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
14 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
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The role in a nutshell

The role works within the Grocery Finance team and is responsible for supporting a category team in all aspects of commercial decision making, by delivering effective and timely financial insight and reporting to help maximise sales and profit

This individual will need to provide a strong financial control environment, working within the relevant financial standards and helping non-finance teams adhere to the standards

What you need to do

Your role has a strong stakeholder management element and you will support the category manager and buyers with a variety of financial analysis to support decision making and category planning

There are a number of periodic tasks, reports and forecasts you will take responsibility for

As part of the core Trading Finance team you will support the Senior Finance Manager and Head of Food Trading Finance, advising on performance but also being responsible for communicating project progress, financial benefits or outcomes pertinent to your area

As with any key business partnering role, financial rigour is at the heart of what you do, and you will provide the necessary challenge and excellence to ensure the robustness of your figures. You will need to ensure that we remain compliant to all relevant financial accounting standards and advise your stakeholders when needed

As the face of Finance to your buyers, along with the Senior Finance Manager, you will need to assist in the budgeting process for your area, but also provide training and tools to the Trading team to raise commercial awareness and improve decision-making, landing key messages aligned with the wider business agenda

How I will succeed

Delivering timely, robust and accurate analysis, translating data into insight, using financial, but also non-financial information when needed

Ensuring financial rigour is in in all pieces of work, ensuring challenge is provided when needed to maximise sales, profit and ROI for the business

Supporting the finance agenda, by landing key messages and providing tools to aid decision making

What I need to know

A proven track record of financial control, but also the ability to develop and maintain such an environment

Be commercially astute

Technical skills are a must to join our team:


Strong Excel and numerical skills, with an aptitude for turning data into analysis and insight

Resources available to me

Appropriate ad-hoc support from the Senior Finance Manager for Grocery, but also the wider Trading Finance Leadership Team

Training both on the job, Learning Bursts, lunchtime learning sessions and formal CPD training to keep knowledge refreshed

Regular 1-2-1s with the Senior Finance Manager for Grocery, which include development sessions


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