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Commercial Finance Analyst

Zachary Daniels
Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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Job Role
Commercial Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
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Commercial Finance Analyst | Chester (Hybrid, flexible) | £30,000 - £45,000, 25 days holiday, discount, benefits | Retail, Consumer Goods, e-commerce, digital

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a global business and an industry leader in the UK. The company operates in a rapidly growing industry and both manufactures and sells goods across a wide network of partners. The business is very fast paced but has a brilliant culture of togetherness across the whole organisation, it is a great place to work.

About the role

We are currently looking for people who enjoy solving complex problems and have an eye for detail and data to join the new team. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your career and hone your technical and analytical skills.

You will be part of an exciting growth time within the business and will support with the delivery of value to customers. You will report into the Commercial Finance Manager.In this role, you will be responsible for providing insight to the Trading team, which can then be used to drive business performance; and will use multiple data sources and tools to do this. The role will include analysis to support supplier negotiations, with a wide remit across product cost and other drivers of margin.

Key responsibilities

  • Solving complex problems in a fast-paced Trading environment
  • Building an in-depth understanding of the components and drivers of product cost
  • Owning and maintaining pricing models that reflect the latest commodity and market conditions such as: climate change, inflation and topical news subjects
  • Supporting both new and existing product development processes with insightful cost modelling and analysis This will include activities like site visits, negotiations, and product testing sessions
  • Working closely with Trading to ensure you are proactively delivering actionable insight which has a positive impact on margin performance. This could include looking at pricing or promotion performance
  • Building your knowledge of the market and supply base
  • Conduct and share relevant market, supplier and commodity research and analysis.

Person profile

  • CIMA, ACCA, ACA qualified/part qualified, or data / analytics background
  • Experience in Retail, Manufacturing or FMCG
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to make detailed analysis easy to understand
  • Good numerical skills with some experience of working with a large volume of data
  • An ability to get into the detail and understand fully the drivers of product cost and how changing market conditions can impact these.
  • An ability to communicate in a clear and engaging way
  • A strong focus on control to ensure that the modelling performed is robust
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Be inquisitive and have tenacity to be able to find solutions to problems


£30,000 - £45,000, 25 days holiday, discount, benefits

BBBH 25451

Zachary Daniels and our client are both equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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