Role details

Commercial Finance Manager - Stock

Warrington   •   £45,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Commercial Management position
  • Recognisable retail brand

About Our Client

Based in Warrington you will be working for one of the UK's best known brands and retailers. This is an opportunity to join a world class finance function at a time when company performance and profits are on the up.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert and point of contact for Product providing financial expertise and rigour to influence decision making, and provide insightful commercial commentary on performance, key issues and outlook in relation to Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs. SCOPE OF ROLE:

  • A finance subject matter expert within Product and be expected to know the financial performance of Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs inside out.
  • Responsible for producing in depth financial output for activity relating to Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs
  • Proactively identify emerging risks and opportunities within Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs and bring them to the attention of senior stakeholders as appropriate, together with suggestions of actions to take.
  • Provide a balance of support and challenge to Product relating to Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs to ensure commercial objectives remain on track.
  • Success in the role demands the timely delivery of accurate, well-presented and relevant information in a user-friendly form
  • Using your specialist knowledge of Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs, work with the business area to ensure accurate, robust and stretching budgets are agreed for Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs and are accurately included in the overall functional budget.
  • Work with Product to create innovative solutions to emerging risks and issues.
  • Prepare commercial commentary on performance, key issues and business outlook.
  • Explain results and forecasts to stakeholders either verbally, or through the production of concise presentations which clearly distil clear trends which can then inform and direct debate as to the performance and commercial decisions to be taken.
  • Analyse and challenge areas of trading performance within Stock, Cash, OMI and Costs, ensuring findings are clearly communicated to the relevant functional team and Head of Merchandising.
  • Provide advice on the wider commercial implications of decisions/new initiatives.
  • A key member of the finance team and will be expected to play an active part as we progress on our journey to become a world class finance team.

The Successful Applicant

The Commercial Finance Manager will be;

  • A qualified accountant
  • Confidence, charisma and gravitas to establish highly productive stakeholder relationships. Able to challenge upwards, cross functionally and welcomes challenge.
  • Technically excellent with the ability to deal with complexity and communicate detailed financial matters in simple terms.
  • First class analytical skills with the ability to interpret critical information and data
  • The ability to exercise sound commercial judgement and determine what decision should be taken to best benefit the business.
  • Comfortable working to tight deadlines under pressure, and ability to adapt when faced with changing priorities.
  • The ability to navigate and thrive successfully through a complex and demanding business

What's on Offer

Market leading salary and benefits packages on offer plus excellent progression and career development at this leading Warrington retail business.

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