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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: car allowance, bonus, sharesave, health
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16881458
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
This vacancy has now expired.

This particular team of this household FMCG brand is very much at the heart of Trading/Category/Marketing with their Exec board and large Parent as their key customers.

The successful candidate will be expected to use their analytical skills, judgement and network that they develop to really understand our trading performance, accurate price poins and ROI, giving visibility of the right issues at the right time and supporting in driving performance.

In summary this is a commercial and analytical role and you will require strong influencing and networking skills to work at all levels. This is a great opportunity for a colleague with lots of drive and potential to develop in a fast-paced team that nurtures talent & develops future exec leaders.

You will be responsible for…

    • Support the development of the comapnies overall pricing strategy, guiding principles and targets for pricing and promotions as a total business and hold accountability for supporting the development of their pricing strategy
    • Develop frameworks and analytics to answer key pricing questions and challenges, and provide the trading function with direction on opportunities and risks, to influence and support in the activation of the pricing strategy
    • Partnering trading to become a trusted advisor for pricing and commercial direction including directly presenting to executive leadership and senior management across the business
    • Embedding pricing and promotions data, tools and insight into trading strategic work streams (category strategy, category deep dives, category management training) to land pricing data, tools and insights in a clear, relevant and compelling manner
    • Utilise expertise within the wider pricing and analysis teams to deliver commercially relevant business implications and recommendations to drive customer focused pricing actions at a senior level ensuring the business has access to world class analytics to support decision making
    • Support the delivery of a promo plan built on the correct volume of space and mechanics, defining and delivering a clear process for continued optimisation of their promotions against the strategy
    • Review pricing and promotional activity/decisions using pricing, finance and trading outputs to clearly illustrating successes, implications and potential risks - influence forthcoming plans to benefit the customer and business ongoing. Present recommendations to drive action

Key attributes required

  • A positive attitude and a keen willingness to learn - motivated to get the job done and to deliver to tight timelines; actively seeking accountability and opportunity
  • Strong commercial awareness - ability to critically evaluate and clearly articulate commercial performance
  • An analytical mind, with an eye for detail; a curiosity to understand performance and how things work
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisation skills to build credible relationships and influence all levels of the exec and leadership team
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) preferred but not essential.
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