Senior Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    FMCG & Retail

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Price

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Lizzie Price

I'm currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Manager for a FTSE retail business. 6 month FTC paying £70-80k. The role will involve business partnering with Head of Trading and Leadership team.

Key Responsibilities for the Commercial Finance Manager:

  • Planning and reporting with ownership and management of the P&L
    • Support the Budget, Forecasting, and strategic planning process
    • Summarise the overall cluster impact for the Head of Trading
    • Guide on strategy changes to be correctly reflected in the P&L with the buyers
    • Challenge the Trading Managers and Buyers on weekly trading to drive profitability and reflect strategy ensuring the Head of Trading is updated
    • Communicate risks and opportunities for the cluster through the monthly commercial reviews and on a timely basis

  • Decision support, Insight and Analysis
    • Support the Head of Trade on key supplier negotiations, tender processes, ensuring any financial stipulations are understood and accounted for correctly
    • Responsible for specific ad-hoc analysis including strategy work and scenario modelling on new initiatives and promotions
    • Provide insightful analysis and advice to improve commercial decision making. Understand key sales, margin and profitability drivers and pro-actively undertake analysis to support driving profitable sales and maximising margin

  • Prime and Promotions:
    • Review offers and analysis of price investment strategy across the Group, providing support to ensure the overall pricing strategy has relevant financial support
    • Supporting on Price and Promotions changes and the impact on the P&L ensuring outturn/forecasts are reflecting this
    • Coach and develop the Finance Analyst who supports this area

  • Strategy development
    • Active part of category strategy, challenge and analyse the future strategy of each category
    • Support delivery of 3 year strategy through delivery and implementation, analysing performance of each strategic lever

They are looking for someone to start ASAP for 6 months, temp to perm options available too.

The successful candidate will be 5+ years PQE with experience of working in a similar senior commercial role within a consumer business.


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