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Finance Analyst (Marketing)

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Why Superdrug

Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.

We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

The Department

The Commercial Finance department is a team of 8 who are finance business partners across category areas such as Beauty, Personal Care, Healthcare and Own Brand, as well as the Marketing functions of Customer Communications, eCommerce and CRM. We take a leading role in supporting and challenging all parts of the Commercial and Marketing teams across areas such as category and store performance, promotional and marketing activity across all channels, CRM, space planning, and merchandising.


Job Purpose

This role serves as an introduction to Commercial Finance and the role of business partnering. The role will support the Senior Marketing and Online Finance Analyst but will also develop as the finance business partner to the new Superdrug Mobile function.


Key Responsibilities

To support the launch of Superdrug Mobile as the key Finance contact ensuring that all operational processes are understood, and associated accounting processes and controls are in place.
Support and manage where appropriate, all financial processes relevant to Superdrug Mobile working closely with external providers, enabling the company to achieve revenue and profit targets. As the key Finance contact with Superdrug mobile this role is responsible for ensuring that all operational processes are understood, and associated accounting processes and controls are in place
Develop appropriate ongoing reporting and provide challenging and insightful adhoc Commercial analysis to provide understanding of the performance of Superdrug Mobile.
To support the Senior Marketing Analyst in managing the key despatch recharge process within the Commercial Finance team. To be responsible for ongoing evaluation of the current process to identify gaps where income may not be being claimed, and then to introduce and manage an ongoing improved process.
To support the Senior Marketing Analyst in ongoing cost evaluation of all Marketing operations such as Web Fulfilment and PPC, ensuring effective controls are in place and highlighting risks and opportunities to the business.
To manage the Marketing R&C accounts, working closely with the Marketing teams to ensure they are aligned with targets.
To produce business reports both internally and externally to the parent company, and to identify and deliver developments in reporting, system use and processes ensuring they deliver robust business information in an efficient manner.
To support the Commercial Finance Manager and Senior Marketing Analyst in adhoc commercial analysis to understand the performance of CRM and Web activity and provide insight into future strategy.
Support the Commercial budgeting and forecasting processes providing quarterly forecasts and an operating plan for all relevant commercial areas.
To work closely with all members of the Financial Planning team to gain a full understanding of the function of FP&A within a retail environment.
To attend regular Commercial and Marketing meetings as appropriate to gain a more thorough understanding of the commercial environment.

Key Stakeholders


Internal – Commercial Finance Manager, Head Of Financial Analysis, Marketing teams, , SD Mobile team, Trading Director

External – Audit teams (both internal and external), Parent Company accounting teams, SD Mobile providers


Personal specifications


Commercial awareness
Strong Excel skills and ability to master technical skills quickly
Methodical and logical approach to work
Ability to prioritise and manage parallel workflows with tight deadlines
High attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Experience of working in an analytical environment dealing with large data sets and providing solutions to minimise manual processing
Ability to summarise detailed data and present it clearly at all levels of the business
Willingness and aptitude to develop and progress quickly through the business
Ability to work as part of a team
Some financial knowledge and a desire to grow the role


Education and background

Graduate
Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or intention to study
Retail/FMCG experience from medium or large company preferred

Here’s what’s in it for you

• Benefits 
• Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office right by East Croydon station
• On-site beauty treatments, table tennis and café with a fantastic selection of hot and cold food every day
• Health and beauty giveaways from suppliers

Come and be part of something special.


Location

Superdrug Head Office,51 Sydenham Road,CROYDON,CR0 2EU

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