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About our company

In 2019 Savers were awarded 4th place in the Sunday Times best big companies to work for. We were the highest placed retailer in the list. This recognises the levels of engagement within our teams and demonstrates our commitment to our people. 

Savers was acquired by AS Watson in 2000 to further our value led offer in the UK. “Our aim is to be the most competitively priced health and beauty retailer on the high street …from a clean crisp contemporary store setting with friendly, efficient and trained colleagues” We provide branded products at affordable prices. We work extensively on the range of products we offer and have extended our ranges in recent years.. We continue to strive to launch the biggest products on the high street at the lowest prices. We have over 500 stores throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and are still expanding.

Role Purpose:

With the continuing growth of the business we are looking for an experienced commercial finance analyst to join a small but hardworking team where you can make a real difference. The key purpose of the role is to support the commercial finance manager, commercial director, senior executive team, buying and supply chain teams with value-adding information and insight to meet business objectives. As Savers is part of a larger group, you will be dealing with stakeholders both in the UK and overseas.

A typical day in this role includes:

You will provide analysis and financial support for selected product categories. This involves sales and margin analysis, managing promotional funding and retrospective supplier income agreements and helping the commercial and supply chain teams better manage stock purchases.
You will be expected to support with forecasting and budgeting month end accounting requirements and ad hoc commercial analysis.
Be ready to step up and fill in for other team members and the Commercial Finance Manager where needed.

You will be responsible for one or more specialist areas in commercial finance which may cover Stock, Supplier Income, Pricing, Promotions, Product Range Analysis and anything else as determined by business needs. This includes improving your knowledge in that area, revising processes and improving reporting to the stakeholders.

This job is a good fit for you if:

Are able to easily adapt and are results driven
You are self motivated & proactive in tackling new challenges and business problems
Are confident, inquisitive and flexible
You have strong attention to detail and be able to deliver under pressure

What you’ll need:

ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified with retail experience (PQ considered for high quality candidates with proven track records)
Strong Excel (VBA ideal but not essential)
Previous experience with Oracle Financials and SAP Business Objects preferred

This role is 37.5 hours per week and we are able to offer a competitive salary and excellent bonus package

aiesha.hussain@uk.aswatson.com

Location

Unit 1 Prologis Park,Arenson Way,DUNSTABLE,LU5 4RZ

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