Finance Manager - Business Development

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
15 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level

Finance/ Commercial & Retail Finance


Store Support Centre (Dual base London/MK an option)

Reporting to

Senior Finance Manager

In a nutshell

Supporting the fast-growing Food B2B team in Business Development, and wider GM&C. This is a business partnering role, focussing on value creation and collectively strengthening our performance. The job holder will provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders , aiming to drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line. The job holder will partner with senior stakeholders when required, supporting across the business area.

What you need to do
  • Interpret management reporting to provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders and provide challenge to the business
  • Build strategic business cases and support post implementation reviews as required, including investment appraisal where applicable (NPV, Payback, ROC etc.)
  • Identify strategic and operational risks and opportunities and flag these to the Senior Finance Manager for prioritisation
  • Where required, attend regular department meetings ensuring Finance has a 'voice' and a 'seat at the table' where P&L impact meets department initiatives
  • Build an external perspective and use outputs to engage and influence the business
  • Complete ad hoc / bespoke analysis for the business area as required to drive improvements
  • Work with our data team (ADA) as required to complete analysis to resolve business problems
  • In line with timeline and process set by FP&A, work with business to manage Forecasting, LV, Centrals, Budgeting & Q2F
  • Support and challenge the business to manage strategic projects and initiatives
  • Liaise with Fin Ops to support on cash collection from business customers
  • Step 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.
  • Run Finance Basics master classes with wider business and operational teams where required
  • Success in this role will mean being able to deliver timely, robust and accurate analysis; translating data into valuable business insight, communicating all relevant financial and non-financial information when needed

What you need to know and show
  • Professionally Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Strong commercial acumen with a focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance
  • Proven experience of analysing and interpreting data to identify opportunities and actively participate in the operational decision making process
  • Effective presentational skills, both verbal and written with strong attention to detail
  • Curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries and ability to understand key business drivers
  • Ability to effectively communicate and challenge senior stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen to manage financial performance
  • Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously, build and utilise a broader cross-functional network
  • Ability to prioritise workload whilst managing business and finance stakeholder expectations in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Proven ability and desire to deliver change

What decisions I can make including budget
  • Possible day to day supervision of C4 (Contractor) tasks and activities
  • Support with the prioritisation of management insight in line with agreed quality and timescales

Directly or indirectly manages
  • Manage the day-to-day tasks and deliverables of a C4 (Contractor) on projects as required and where appropriate

Support we will provide
  • Sainsbury's L&D offer

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