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Global Retail Business Analyst

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/12/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day.

- excellent annual bonus scheme (up to 20%)
- highly competitive salary
- flexible working, with the option to work from home 2 days per week
- competitive group pension scheme (up to 9% contribution from employer)
- central London location, easily commutable by public transport
- excellent annual leave allocation

The Role:
This position provides support the commercial team to build the financial model behind the future sales and distribution model whilst working closely with the Finance team. The role will report directly to the Network Development Manager.
The role will provide crucial assistance in producing an accurate commercial business case analysing data, making recommendations and creating the related commercial management accounts, set KPIs and support budget and forecast preparation.
The individual will work closely with the wider commercial team whilst at all times remaining independent, pragmatic and objective.
The position therefore requires a strong individual with commercial awareness, a positive attitude and "Can-do" approach whilst being comfortable to challenge at all levels.
The individual will be a motivated individual with a desire to succeed who balances a strong automotive retail accounting background with the ability to provide effective commercial support to the wider Commercial team and be the link between commercial and finance.

Role Responsibilities:
* Financial business modelling (sales/ after sales/ marketing)
* Management accounts preparation for the future sales and distribution model, including finance and insurance/ fleet management/ used cars/ lease and various other models existing in automotive retail
* Assist the wider commercial team with budget and forecast preparation
* Manage and develop relationships with the wider commercial and finance team
* Work closely with the finance manager and project cost controller to ensure communication is open, understood and the financial control framework is maintained with financial risks understood and mitigated to an acceptable level
* Take ownership for personal development needs in anticipation of Business requirements
* Work closely with the various teams in the business in a positive way, and therefore comfortable to challenge at all levels.

About You:
* Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) or relevant degree
* A minimum of 5 years financial or business analysis experience in automotive retail ( dealer or dealer group experience)
* Strong quantitative and analytical skills
* Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
* Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills

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