Senior Finance Manager - Marketing Finance

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level

Holborn or Avebury Store Support Centre (with regular travel between locations)

In a nutshell

This role is responsible for proactively partnering with the Marketing leadership team, providing insightful analysis, challenge and influence to drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line. The role holder will lead a team to develop the assets required to effectively business partner, focussing on value creation. They will set the direction for the team and provide strategic challenge to the business area to collectively strengthen performance.

What you need to do

Act as key Finance Business Partner for the Marketing senior leadership team, leading your team to interpret management reporting to provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders and providing challenge to the business

Hold the MLT to account for Sales, ROI, KPI and P&L performance and efficient Balance sheet management

With your team, support the business in identifying risks and opportunities. Take the lead in prioritising these and work with the business to manage them

Provide reporting to enable Business Partners in association with their Business Stakeholders to develop ambitious yet achievable financial plans as required throughout the financial year (to include Budget, Corporate Plan, Quarterly reforecasts and Latest Views)

Success in this role will mean supporting the business in making decisions that enhance performance maximising cash, ROI, sales, EBIT performance as well as tight cost management

Lead the team to provide the business with an external perspective, defining the benchmark requirements and using outputs to challenge and influence

Challenge the MLT 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

Own the design of management reporting, ensuring it is fit for purpose and streamlined

Support, with your team, any Marketing Finance Transformation projects, working collaboratively and being a proactive agent for change

Attendance at key Senior meetings as a key part of the leadership team and cover for the Head of Marketing, Loyalty and CR&S Finance on occasion

Work with ADA to ensure analytical resource is used effectively and business priorities and resource allocation are well understood and aligned

Provide leadership both with your team and across Finance, driving the re-set required in line with the operating model

What you need to know and show

Professional Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)

An inspiring leader, supporting colleagues to build successful careers

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

Excellent communicator and challenger with stakeholders up to and including board level, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen

Proven track record of managing commercial relationships and influencing senior decision makers

Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously

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

Experience of maintaining strong financial controls

Committed to driving change and comfortable with managing any associated conflicts

Travel will be required to the other Sainsburys site(s) with the team based both in Holborn and Avebury in line with our new ways of working

Experience of maintaining strong financial controls

What decisions can I make including budget

Set direction for the team and provide challenge to the business

Leadership and development of the team

Allocation and prioritisation of team resources

Allocation and prioritisation of team activity

Creation of strategic management information and insight

Identification of focus areas and challenge of business performance

Directly manages

Directly manage a high performing team of 7 (4x C5 and 3x C4)

Support we will provide

Sainsbury's L&D offer, including CPD

Line management support

Access to FLT as needed

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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