Finance Manager - Convenience

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
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Holborn Store Support Centre and Home

In a nutshell

This role will proactively business partner the Convenience leadership team, as well as Commercial and Retail teams, providing insightful analysis and challenge, in order to drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line for the Sainsbury's Convenience channel. The successful applicant will understand and influence the operational drivers of financial performance, working cross-functionally with stakeholders to deliver well-constructed business cases and post-investment reviews.

What you need to do

Finance Business Partner for the Convenience Commercial teams, interpreting management reporting to provide insight, analysis and challenge to stakeholders

Hold the business to account for P&L performance, identifying areas for value creation and building action plans that are put into place

Support the business in identifying risks and opportunities. Take the lead in prioritising these and work with the business to manage them

Challenge the business on existing strategic initiatives and identify new strategic opportunities, helping them to prioritise appropriately

Complete ad hoc / bespoke analysis for the business area as required to drive improvements

Support the design of management reporting, ensuring it is fit for purpose, streamlined and aligns to that prepared for the other Retail channels

Support the Retail Reporting and Change team to work with ADA to ensure analytical resource is used effectively and business priorities and resource allocation are well understood and aligned

Success in this role will mean supporting the business in making decisions that enhance performance across Sales, Share, Customer Satisfaction and Store Operating Profit

Lead specific areas of analysis both pre and post implementation to ensure the best capital investments take place

Stepping up to cover the Senior Finance Manager where needed

Supporting several ad hoc projects and various teams as required during busy times such as Budget, Corporate Plan etc.

What you need to know and show

Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)

Strong commercial acumen with a focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance

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

Effective communicator, influencer and challenger with senior stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen

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

High levels of pace, energy and resilience

A self-starter, and a strong team player that can work independently, spotting the areas to focus on and assisting in the decision-making process

Must have a strong eye for detail and a passion for accuracy

Comfortable working with ambiguity and ability to present complex information in a simplified manner

Proven history of effective prioritisation and ability to push back when appropriate

What decisions can I make

Prioritisation of deliverables in line with Business Partner expectations

Help to prioritise business projects in line with ROI and strategic importance

Directly or indirectly manages

Indirectly supports and coaches Finance Analysts within Retail Finance as required

Support we will provide

Access to CPD and on the job training

Training both on the Job and via Sainsbury's L&D offer including; face to face sessions and online resources.


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