Senior Finance Manager - Retail, Online

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27 days ago

Senior Finance Manager: Retail, Online - London

Senior Finance Manager: Retail, Online - London

The work location is in London (remote for the time being).

The duration of the contract is 3 months (to start ASAP).

The client is an iconic, multinational British retailer.


It is an exciting time to join the International Team as it enters the growth phase of the transformation plan which includes turbocharging Online growth with an ambition to more than double the size of the channel in the next few years.

This presents a great opportunity for a Senior Finance Manager to join the International Online leadership team in delivering the growth agenda and will actively support in developing and executing our strategy for customer acquisition, site optimisation and scaling our marketplace channel through new partnerships. You will have accountability for ensuring growth is commercially sustainable and will bring financial acumen in decision support to key stakeholders.

About the role

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building strong relationships in business partnering the International Online Leadership Team to support the delivery of the growth ambitions
  • Offering financial and commercial insight into the strategic direction of the Online channel, advising and challenging the leadership team on matters beyond Finance
  • Providing a key link into the International Foods and C&H business units ensuring overall strategy is fully aligned to maximise omnichannel benefit
  • Leading Finance support in negotiating new and existing commercial agreements with global Online partners
  • Providing financial analysis and appraisal of strategic growth projects and investment decisions as well as subsequent tracking of delivery against agreed measures
  • Taking overall responsibility of the International Online P&L, cashflow and balance sheet, overseeing preparation of management accounts and planning cycles
  • Identifying and highlighting areas of improvement to the current channel model in order to optimise profitability and create a framework for sustainable growth
  • Leading and supporting Online Finance Manager in delivery of agreed objectives, developing a high performance culture
  • Developing a close working relationship with senior Finance peers in the International Finance Team to deliver financial reporting, control and the planning cycle

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Previous experience in Online retail or high growth business preferred
  • A clear communicator able to influence senior stakeholders, challenge appropriately and become a trusted business partner
  • Evidence of leadership and developing individuals
  • A critical thinker who can proactively generate suggestions on optimising performance and influence longer term strategic direction
  • Sound commercial Financial acumen with a track record of guiding business partners through investment appraisals and providing decision support
  • Can adapt and thrive in a changing and challenging environment working at pace and urgency
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
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