Commercial Finance Manager - Leeds CC - Hybrid

Posted 17 January 2024
Salary £55000 - £65000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

Are you an experienced, ambitious Finance Business Partner with a passion for data, strategy and adding value?

Do you want to work for a forward thinking and rapidly growing PE Backed Leeds based SME?

This brand new role is a truly "one off" opportunity to join a private equity based financial services business who have key offices based in Leeds City Centre. The business has been through a significant period of growth and expansion since their start up in 2019, and are now looking to straighten their Leeds based finance team in hiring a high calibre Commercial Finance Manager.

The role will be standalone with full ownership of the pricing policy and profit improvement initiatives driving both customer and profitability growth, campaign management and revenue budget.  

**This opportunity would be ideally suited to someone with a strong commercial finance background within the financial services, telecoms or utilities sector, with the ability to work with large data sets and a knowledge of Power BI or SQL**

The role will be based in Leeds City Centre 2-3 days per week - with plenty of flexibility for hybrid/remote working! 

Reporting directly to the Finance Director, the key duties of this role will include:
  • Develop strategies to optimise increases in customer volume and profitability - including implementation and maintenance of pricing tariffs and policies, sales/customer incentives and targeted price increases.
  • Contribution to and commercial assessment and investment appraisal of proposed profit improvement initiatives.
  • Design propositions for new product launches, ensuring commercial viability.
  • Developing tools and new processes to reduce revenue/margin leakage
  • Taking ownership of the division’s rolling forecast model.
  • Ownership of bi-weekly trading and monthly KPI tracking pack, understanding and explaining key reasons for variances to forecast and presenting this to the SLT.
  • Partnering with THE Date team to develop KPI reporting suite for senior and exec-level management.
  • Monitor market changes and maintain detailed understanding of competitor tariffs, products and propositions to ensure our continued competitiveness.

The successful candidate will:
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in a commercially focused finance role - Essential
  • Have strong and advanced excel skills and be comfortable in working with large volumes of data - Essential
  • Have experience within the financial services or utilities sector - Highly desirable
  • Have experience of SQL or Power BI - Desirable
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence cross-functional teams.

What's on offer?
  • Hybrid/flexible working - option to work 3 days from home per week if this is your preference
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Progression within a fast growing private equity backed SME