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Senior Commercial Analyst
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Job ID: 137360
Position: Senior Commercial Analyst
Job category: Financial Services, Insurance, Banking
Rate/Salary: 60000 Per Month £Excellent plus pension, bonus, life assurance, 25 days holiday and staff disco
Job location: South East - (Croydon, Surrey )

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We have a brilliant opportunity to join our Finance team as a Senior Commercial Analyst.

You will be the finance business partner to the Beauty (Cosmetics, Fragrance, Beauty Accessories c£400m sales p.a.) and Own Brand (c. £300m sales p.a. across all categories) commercial teams, developing strong and effective working relationships in order to provide insight, analysis and support to the categories enabling the business to deliver company targets and profitability.

Key Responsibilities
* Provide financial analysis and support to investment decisions including business case preparation and presentations to the investment committee.
* To analyse and support forward looking strategic initiatives such as store trials, range reviews and customer initiatives.
* To be the supplier income expert within the Commercial Finance team : owning and managing the process with the Commercial teams. Identify and evaluate opportunities to grow this key EBIT driving stream. Drive the budget and forecast process with key stakeholders.
* To manage a team of two people owning all internal and external (to parent company) commercial reporting. These also support the Commercial cost centres, managing month end close and the budgeting process.
* Provide challenging and insightful adhoc commercial analysis such as category reviews, range performance and basket analysis.
* Support and manage where appropriate, all financial processes relevant to Beauty and OB enabling the company to achieve Supplier Income and promotional retros targets.
* Support the Commercial sales and margin budgeting and forecasting processes providing quarterly forecasts and an operating plan for all relevant commercial areas.
* To produce business reports both internally and externally to the parent company, and to identify and deliver developments in reporting, system use and processes ensuring they deliver robust business information in an efficient manner.
* To attend regular Commercial meetings as appropriate to gain a more thorough understanding of the commercial environment.
* To support the Finance Director, Head Of Financial Analysis, and Commercial Finance Manager in company-wide strategic initiatives.

What are we looking for?
* Commercial awareness
* Strong Excel skills with VBA preferable and ability to master technical skills quickly
* Methodical and logical approach to work
* Ability to prioritise and manage parallel workflows with tight deadlines
* High attention to detail
* Strong communication skills
* Experience of working in an analytical environment dealing with large data sets and providing solutions to minimise manual processing
* Ability to summarise detailed data and present it clearly at all levels of the business

Education and background
* Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA
* Retail/FMCG experience from medium or large company preferred
* Management experience preferred

Superdrug?s purpose is to be the best in everyday accessible beauty and health, and we are committed to bringing innovation and the latest styles and trends to every high street in the UK and Southern Ireland at fantastic prices. Our customers can be reassured that we are committed to bringing new and beautiful brands to our customers exclusively and faster than our competition. We currently have over 830 stores and employ 12,500 colleagues.

Our modern head office in East Croydon is an informal, friendly and fun place to work with the feeling of being part of the action. You can take initiatives, test things out and, as part of the A.S.Watson Group, the world's largest health & beauty retailer; you?ll enjoy a far reaching and fast moving career.

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