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Commercial Finance Business Partner

Posted 9 August by Robert Walters Ended

A Global Milton Keynes based FMCG business are looking for a Commercial Finance Business Partner to join their European headquarters in an expanding finance team. Candidates will build relationships mainly with Operations and add real commercial value.

The Commercial Finance Business Partner will be involved in the following duties on a day to day basis with the primary objective being to provide commercial and financial support to the wider business, based in the Milton Keynes headquarters:

  • Deliver commercial and business analysis modelling support to the commercial and wider operational team, using source data from market research / ERP / other systems / discussions with key personnel
  • Work closely with the rest of the commercial team to ensure data and reporting is structured in the best way to support the business
  • Ownership of reporting within Business Intelligence tools, including ownership of all Business Intelligence systems documentation and training delivery
  • Key member of team responsible for S&OP process, delivering accurate volume forecasting on a monthly basis.
  • Annual budget preparations, monthly forecasting models and year-ends as a support to the Finance Director and the Financial Controller
  • Limited mainstream monthly reporting support, specifically for new business / commercial projects and pricing where forecast data will be a deliverable to the Finance Team
  • Strategic planning and forecasting modelling as required on an ad hoc basis
  • Provide initiative and involvement in process improvement projects in all areas of the business but with specific emphasis on commercial projects or central structure / head office projects
  • Any other reasonable project as requested by the Senior Management Team
  • These duties are not 'limited' or 'fixed' and you may be required to take on additional reasonable responsibilities, as our business needs change

The Successful Commercial Finance Business Partner will ideally match the following criteria:

  • Experience of working in a finance function for a number of years, with a recognised finance qualification but candidates that are qualified by experience or part qualified
  • Highly numerate individual with strong commercial acumen
  • Project Management Skill e.g. Prince 2 Qualified
  • Knowledge of supply chain and financial processes - breadth of understanding e.g. P&L, customer profitability, logistics and comfortable to discuss these with customers
  • Knowledge of supply chain processes
  • Strong MS Excel capability
  • Data Base or Business Intelligence Tool knowledge or skills
  • Ability to communicate and build effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • Very good Analytical and problem solving skills

If you are a confident Business Partner and want to join a global business that is expanding quickly then this is the role for you.

Please contact James Taylor on 01908-044000 or email

Reference: 33036366

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