Finance Manager - Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
14 May 2021
29 May 2021
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Job role
Finance manager
Experience level


In a nutshell

This role is responsible for creating the assets required to effectively business partner, 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 and help deliver the "Save to Invest" strategy. The job holder will partner with senior stakeholders when required, supporting across the Supply Chain and Logistics division.

What you need to do
  • Interpret management reporting to provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders and provide challenge to the business
  • Identify strategic and operational risks and opportunities and flag these to Senior Finance Managers for prioritisation
  • 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 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
  • Build strategic business cases and support post implementation reviews as required
  • Support and challenge the business to manage strategic projects and initiatives
  • 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.
  • Run Finance Basics master classes with wider business and operational teams where required
  • Success in this role will mean supporting the business in making decisions that enhance financial performance ( cost to serve, cost per case, working capital, cost savings and profit)

What you need to know and show

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • 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
  • Strong commercial acumen with a focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance
  • Proven ability and desire to deliver change

What decisions I can make including budget
  • Support with the prioritisation of management insight in line with agreed quality and timescales

Directly or indirectly manages


Support we will provide
  • Sainsbury's L&D offer
  • Support from Senior Finance Manager and Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Finance

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.


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