At Selfridges, we surprise, amaze and amuse our customers. To deliver this, we need extraordinary teams. Our Finance Department are looking for an experienced Senior Finance Manager - IT & Central.
KNOW THE ROLE
Selfridges is a successful luxury retailer, and is embarking on a £200m Transformation Investment journey, which includes a new Stock System, a new Finance System (a move from CODA to Oracle EBS), New CRM system and transformational changes in POS, Supply Chain, Website and Digital.
As such, this means the operating cost base of the business is changing, and we need a strong finance business partner to provide support and finance challenge in three ways:
- To lead the management accounting and business partnering responsibilities of central functions (HR, Finance, IT, Exec)
- To be a Finance Business Partner to IT, to help them navigate the impact of the changes in the IT architecture and landscape, on the IT Operating Model and total cost of ownership of the new technologies (across IT but also other functions)
- To be the financial expert on IT Contracts, to support (and challenge where relevant) the IT Procurement department on deals, financials terms, and contractual discussions.
- To have financial oversight of our £20m Core Investment Capital Portfolio, mainly IT investment for capacity and BAU operations
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
The chosen person in this role will have key skills in the areas of financial review of complex IT Software, Hardware and Services contracts, and we are ideally seeking Oracle knowledge. Knowledge of Salesforce, IBM and Cognizant also an advantage.
In some cases, these large, complex IT contracts may be multi business (across the Selfridges Group) and so part of the role will be to ensure the accurate financial accounting and recharging (inclusive of transfer pricing where relevant) of these major Group Contracts and Projects, along with effectively communication and education of the finance communities.
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills are needed in this role, along with an acumen for contracts understanding and interrogation (particularly IT / Software contracts), Project accounting and some Transfer Pricing exposure.
The chosen person will have strong people management skills and role model excellent customer service with high professional standards.
KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but Team Members too. We offer all Team Members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our Team Members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 30 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other. The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909. The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries. In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.