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Senior Retail Analyst

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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.

The Department

The Retail Finance department sits within the wider Commercial Finance team and consists of 7 finance business partners supporting the Retail, Security, Audit and Distribution teams.

Job Purpose

To provide financial information and analytical support to the Retail and People teams to enable them to deliver their company targets and business profitability. As part of the wider Retail Finance team, provide support to two Regions and ongoing retail reporting and analysis.

 Key Responsibilities

Development of retail finance analyst
Preparation of weekly and monthly hours and wage cost reporting
Provide analysis on hours and wage cost to internal stakeholders
Prepare and present company hours/wage cost results weekly/monthly to the Store Operations team
Own wage cost lines for month end close including production of the finance packs, commentary, and any variance analysis
Provide hours and wage cost analysis highlighting risk and opportunities to Store Operations and People teams
Develop performance reporting: proactive analysis of actual and future performance of the regions, areas and stores including use of PowerBI tool
Maintain and improve wage budgeting/forecasting models, ensuring assumptions and calculations are robust
Own the budgeting and forecasting processes, providing quarterly forecasts and an operating plan for all stores. More frequent forecasting may be required in response to sales performance.
Produce hours/wages element of Store bonus KPI’s and carry out investigation into challenges raised
Timely response to ad hoc queries from regional/area managers and others
Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required across the wider Retail Finance team
To attend regular Retail meetings as appropriate to gain a more thorough understanding of the Retail environment.
To support the Finance Director, Head Of Commercial Finance and Retail Finance Manager in relevant strategic initiatives.

Key Stakeholders

Internal –Operations Director, Finance Director, Retail Finance Manager, Regional/Area managers, People team

Personal specifications

Commercial awareness
Strong Excel skills and ability to master technical skills quickly
Ability to prioritise and manage parallel workflows with tight deadlines
High attention to detail
Strong communication skills, particularly an ability to understand operational viewpoint
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
Experience of using Power BI – highly desirable

Education and background

Retail/FMCG experience from medium or large company preferred
Management Accounts, reporting and forecasting experience


Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Currently we are working from home in line with government guidelines When we are able  you will be working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm


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