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Senior Commercial Analyst (Skin and Hair and Own Brand)

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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

To be the finance business partner to the Skin and Hair  (c.£330m sales p.a.) and Own Brand (c. £300m sales p.a. across all categories) commercial teams, developing strong and effective working relationships in order to provide insight, analysis and support to the categories enabling the business to deliver company targets and profitability.

Key Responsibilities

Provide financial analysis and support to investment decisions including business case preparation and presentations to the investment committee.
To analyse and support forward looking strategic initiatives such as store trials, range reviews and customer initiatives.
Own respective commercial cost centres, managing month end close and the budgeting process.
Provide challenging and insightful adhoc commercial analysis such as category reviews, range performance and basket analysis.
Support and manage where appropriate, all financial processes relevant to Skin and Hair and OB enabling the company to achieve Supplier Income and promotional retros targets.
Support the Commercial sales and margin budgeting and forecasting processes providing quarterly forecasts and an operating plan for all relevant commercial areas.
Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required across the wider Commercial Finance team.
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 attend regular Commercial meetings as appropriate to gain a more thorough understanding of the commercial environment.
To support the Finance Director, Head Of Commercial Finance, and Commercial Finance Manager in company-wide strategic initiatives.

What you will need to succeed

Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA

Retail/FMCG experience from a medium or large company preferred 
Strong Excel skills with VBA preferable and ability to master technical skills quickly
Ability to prioritise and manage parallel workflows with tight deadlines
High attention to detail
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

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.


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