This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company that’s listed as the 2nd Best Big Company to work for in the Sunday Times!
We have over 300 stores across the UK and 40 new stores planned for this year. We are recruiting for a Trading Analyst to work within the Commercial Finance Team acting as a key finance contact for the Trading, Product Supply, Multi-Channel and Marketing teams. The role is a temporary role to cover maternity leave for a 12 month period. You will Report into one of the Commercial Finance Managers and key role responsibilities are as follows;
Analyse weekly trading sales and margin reports, highlighting any issues, performing analysis to understand trends and formulating action plans with the trading team to mitigate areas of under-performance
Monitor and track results of any promotional activity to enable the team to make sound decisions regarding future promotional strategy at the weekly activity meeting
Assess the impact of any operational decisions / actions that are taken
Work closely with the wider teams to produce a robust business plan. Ensure we are on track to achieve this plan through the periodic reforecasting process.
Analyse the impact of all media activity to understand impact on sales and margin
Liase with marketing team to understand all test and learn activity being undertaken and provide support to assess the results.
The successful candidate will be CIMA part qualified, or equivalent.
You must have experience of commercial analysis, gained in either your current or previous roles.
You will be PC literate, and it is essential that you have advanced excel skills with the ability to use formulas, V look up’s and pivot tables.
Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working in or with the retail industry.
It is essential to have strong analytic skills and proven track record of influencing decisions through the conclusions / recommendations you have made as a result of your analysis.
You will have excellent communication skills which will enable you to build strong internal relationships, with the ability to influence and challenge the Trading and Product Supply teams.
Up to £28,000 plus bonus
34 days holiday (including Bank holidays & Birthday leave) rising to 36 days after 5 years service
Pension scheme and life assurance
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