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Commercial Finance Business Partner

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You need solid commercial and retail experience, leadership partnering skills, excellent analytical abilities, and the ability to work independently and influence stakeholders. Oracle and Power BI experience is a plus.
  • You will provide commercial insight, analyze financial data, and collaborate with trading channels to drive growth and profitability through strategic decision making and relationship building. Fast-paced role in a dynamic environment.

Requirements

  • Solid commercial and Business Partnering experience
  • Retail experience (must-have)
  • Leadership partnering experience (ideally has worked in a multi-disciplinary team)
  • Excellent analytical & excel modelling skills
  • Proven track record of Business Partnering and working across different departments to gain information and influence stakeholders
  • Agile, fast-paced, pro-active, inquisitive
  • Self starter who can work independently
  • Use of Oracle and Power BI experience to analyse data desirable

Responsibilities

  • Providing commercial insight to Trading Director
  • Analyse financial and trading data across all channels to inform decision making.
  • Deep dive analysis into store, online and concession performance and profitability to identify opportunities and quick wins to deliver commercial growth.
  • Analysis of channel and product performance against targets for sales, promotions, margin. Identification of trends and provide recommendations for performance improvements to maximise opportunities and to highlight any risks to targets.
  • Input into contract negotiations with 3rd parties to ensure long term profitability of agreements.
  • Build excellent working relationships with all channel heads and supporting departments (eg logistics and Merchandising) to help trialling and implementing initiatives.
  • Ways of Working:
  • You will work closely with both the trading channels and the finance team
  • This is a forward looking, fast paced role requiring the candidate to work well with ambiguity.
  • You will be in a position, to help the business deliver immediate results in a fast-paced environment.
  • You will help to build the budget and keep the forecast revised while in the year, however the final Management Accounts and validation of the full P&L budget and forecasts will rest with the finance team.

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Commercial Finance Business Partner role?

The successful candidate must be fully qualified (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) with relevant commercial experience.

What experience is preferred for this role?

Ideally, candidates should have experience working closely with sales and merchandising teams.

What key skills are necessary for the Commercial Finance Business Partner role?

The successful candidate should be a good communicator, commercially savvy, have strong analytical skills, and be able to produce clear, concise commercial analysis and recommendations.

What is the main focus of this role?

The main focus of the role is to deliver continuous improvement and provide commercial support to non-finance personnel.

Life would be dull if we all looked the same.

Fashion & Arts
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1985
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

White Stuff is a multi-channel brand with a strong heritage and values. Established in 1985 we have now grown to over 130 shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women’s, men’s and children’s clothing as well as beautiful accessories and home ware. Our original prints, intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive. We’re a sociable, talented and like-minded bunch here at White Stuff, proud to be part of such a great brand, and passionate about our customers. We believe people are at the heart of our business, so we’re committed to building and sustaining a sense of community and togetherness, where everyone feels like they’re part of something special. Growing at White Stuff: We want to make sure there are numerous opportunities for our people to learn and grow. Our focus is enabling our people to develop personally and professionally through a combination of great conversations with your manager, supportive tools, and both internal and external training that supplements learning within your role. Benefits and Perks: At White Stuff we are a supportive family. We pride ourselves on working together to grow and evolve in a creative environment that’s so much more than just a place to work. Our surroundings matter, as do our values, that’s why we offer colleague discount on our lovely products, social events to bring everyone together and volunteering days to help our teams support what matters to them. Doing Good Stuff: We’re dependable sorts at White Stuff, we want to make a meaningful difference to the world around us. It’s not just words, we’ve made some solid commitments to improve the world we live in. From our charity partners and our people, to our supply chain and our environment, doing good stuff runs through the heart of everything we do.