Commercial Business Partner

  • Job Reference: LAD51342
  • Date Posted: 21 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Walker Dendle Financial
  • Location: South West London
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Qualified, Finalist, Part Qualified
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lisa Dendle
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 020 8408 9999

Job Description

An opportunity to join a growing and fast paced global FMCG at a time of major transformation.

  • Work with the GM to help execute the Regional strategy and ensure region performs to and understands variances vs budget
  • Lead the planning process in the region working to Group deadlines
  • Assist in the regional annual planning cycle, working with the GM to provide critical insight at the regional planning and offsite meetings
  • Develop key modelling for scenario planning
  • Provide insights and analysis on performance against budget, forecast, and prior year
  • Local P&L management, tracking and delivery against a budget / forecast, including providing local teams with a latest view of performance and achievability of Budget / Forecast “Local latest view”
  • Provide regional performance reporting 
  • Adhoc reporting as required by Sales and Marketing teams
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and demand planning to assess future risk and opportunities
  • Review and analysis of figures and commentaries explaining variances from forecast/budget and prior year
  • Review products, margins, sales and costs against main competitors
  • Prepare, review and challenge proposed group projects return on investment (ROI) calculations; including marketing, NPD and capital projects
  • Conduct weekly and monthly sales reporting & analysis, marketing costs analysis and new product development costs for month ends, forecasts and budgets.

 Person Specification


Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (Desirable)
  • Experience using Business Objects, Adaptive Insights and or BPC (Desirable)
  • Proven experience of extracting & manipulating data from a variety of sources - essential

 Abilities and Skills

  • French speaking – (Strongly preferred)
  • Advanced Excel (Essential)
  • Self motivated with an ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data and quickly understand and summarise key problems & trends
  • Confident dealing with and challenging people at all levels
  • Able to identify ways or improving processes and implement changes
  • Inquisitive nature, ability to identify and solve the cause of a problem
  • Highly organised with ability to dynamically prioritise workload
  • Able to work under pressure, capable of adapting to a changing environment and adhering to strict deadlines

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