Treasury Manager

Posted 20 June by Ocado Group
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About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

Ocado’s Treasury team plays a crucial role in developing and implementing the company's Treasury strategy and managing financial risks. Daily responsibilities include trading in capital (debt/equity) and other financial markets.
As a senior member of the Treasury team, the Treasury Manager will oversee front office and operational activities across back and middle offices. This includes payments and cash management, cash forecasting, bank account management, bank balance reporting, and debt covenant compliance testing. The Treasury Manager will work closely with the Group Treasurer, Systems Manager, and Head of Capital Markets to implement the Treasury strategy effectively.

Accountabilities

  • Strategic Management: Support the Group Treasurer in implementing Treasury strategy. Collaborate with the System Manager and Head of Capital Markets.
  • Operational Oversight: Manage front and middle office activities, including cash management, payments, cash forecasting, and bank account management.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of three treasury professionals. Foster a high-performing, compliant, and engaged team.
  • Cash Management: Ensure accurate and timely execution of daily cash management tasks, including payments, trade confirmations, and bank reconciliations.
  • Forecasting & Reporting: Oversee short and medium-term cash flow forecasting, improving processes where required. Ensure timely reporting for Audit and Treasury Committee activities.
  • Systems Implementation: Support the implementation of a new treasury management system (Kyriba). Establish and embed new processes and procedures.
  • Investment Management: Manage treasury investments, including money market funds and bank deposits, along with assessing the merits of any new opportunities. Monitor compliance with debt covenants.
  • Process Improvement: Identify and implement process improvements to automate treasury activities.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. Provide updates on liquidity status, risk exposures, and compliance matters.
  • Liquidity Management: Monitor and manage the group’s short-term liquidity to meet financial obligations. Develop strategies to optimise cash flow and minimise liquidity risks.
  • Internal Financing: Manage funding requirements across the Group, optimising access to funds, via cash repatriation, loans, cash pool structures, and dividends. Develop existing funding structures to enhance Group liquidity.
  • Business Partnering: Work closely with finance and tax teams to improve cash flow forecasting and establish cash pooling agreements. Work with legal teams to negotiate and arrange ISDAs and financing facilities
  • Audit & Compliance: Support internal and external audit requests. Ensure compliance with relevant controls, regulations and external debt compliance obligations
  • FX and Fuel Hedging: Drive FX and fuel hedging processes and strategies.
  • Deputise: Act as deputy for the Group Treasurer as needed

About you

  • Experience of a small treasury function in a fast growing and changing environment
  • Relevant treasury qualifications (preferably AMCT or Certificate in international Cash management)
  • Hands on experience of international payment and cash management processes and related banking and regulatory requirements
  • In depth understanding of treasury management systems and processes, particularly Kyriba
  • Experience of month end treasury processes, including treasury journals, helpful
  • Ability to develop team objectives dividing them into manageable tasks, coordinating, prioritising and driving achievement across the teams

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.
30 days 'working from anywhere in the world’ policy
Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme
25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)
22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices
Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)

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