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Finance & Business Analyst

Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
About us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. Through our purpose of 'Redefining Packaging for a Changing World' and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society - replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions.

Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people.

About the role

The role of Business and Financial Analyst within Commercial Finance Transformation plays a crucial part in analysing financial and business data, providing insights, and supporting decision-making processes within the organisation. The role will focus on 3 main Divisional Initiatives: Implementation and enhancing of the Sales forecasting tool which will further support the demand planning element of Supply Chain, centralised Price Database creation and Intercompany transactions impact within the SMI (Sales, Marketing and Innovation) organisation.

You will be responsible for bridging the gap between I&T, Finance and the Sales community using data analytics to assess KPIs, processes, determine and document requirements, deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to stakeholders.

The role will engage with business owners and users to understand how data-driven changes to process, products, services, software, and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value, under the supervision and guidance of the Project Lead.

Your remit will include but not limited to:
  • Analyse business operations and processes to identify areas for improvement and optimization. Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements (As-Is and To-Be), perform gap analysis and business impact assessment at all organisational levels
  • Identify and prioritise business and functional requirements within the context of the Project Phases / Sprints following the to-be process
  • Define business and functional test scenarios and coordinate business testing
  • Be the to-go person for detailed explanations on the requirements, definitions, access rights and implementation
  • Conduct thorough analysis of financial data, including revenue and profitability reports, as well as other key financial metrics
  • Design operational and financial reports by connecting several data sources and tools, highlighting key performance indicators, variances against budget/forecast, and actionable insights. Ensure reports are accurate, timely, and tailored to the needs of stakeholders.

About you
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field. Advanced degree path (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA etc.) preferred but not required
  • Experience in financial analysis, business analysis, planning, or related roles
  • Experience in business process designs / re-design projects - demonstrated results from independently driving and implementing processes; creating business requirements documentation, process mapping and KPIs analysis is essential
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools, such as Excel, planning tool, and BI reporting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex financial and business information to non-financial stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Annual entitlement to eco vouchers
  • Meal vouchers
  • Entitlement to enrolment in the standard company hospitalisation scheme

Brussels/London - hybrid

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