More People

Commercial Finance Business Support

More People
England, Shropshire
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Gemma Rogerson
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a market leader in the fresh arena. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-respected and recognised brand that supply into the supermarket supply chain.

They are currently looking for Commercial Finance Business Support You will provide financial support to the Regional Sales Manager providing financial analysis, guidance on new and existing business metrics, helping the business understand regional financial performance and challenging current and future performance including volumes and selling prices.

The Job:

To have a detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance of the customers in the relevant region.
To investigate variances in customer volumes and profitability on a regular basis.
To provide input into detailed budget and forecasting process with the Commercial teams in the retail sector, collaborating with the Management Account teams.
To coordinate the monthly reporting and forecasting cycle, as required by the business.
To be responsible for consolidation of retail financial data from all systems into accurate and relevant information, necessary for the business to make commercial decisions.
To challenge and influence the regional Commercial team.
To work with the Regional Logistics Controllers to identify opportunities for margin enhancing initiatives.
To review the outputs of the account profitability systems and work with the Controlling Commercial Business Partner to identify and integrate improvements to improve accuracy and speed of reporting. Work with the business partner to drive increased value into the customer account.
To take ownership of the process for evaluating new business proposals, ensuring accurate inputs and supporting the Commercial team through the process.
To be the number 1 contact for the Regional Commercial team.
To seek to identify and implement improvements in the commercial review process, including the monthly demand review, weekly volume analysis.
To have key input into the monthly account surgeries providing insight into customer performance and challenging the Commercial team in relation to improving results.
To work with the Commercial team to identify all commercial opportunities and areas for improvement.
To work with the Financial Accounting team and Regional Commercial team to review, assess and where appropriate sign off the month end accruals position for each customer every month. Ensure all accruals are fully supported by authorised GO documentation.
To provide support to the Regional Commercial team providing analysis and insight as a result of customer requests.


Will have a recognised Accountancy qualification or qualified by experience.
Proven experience in an FMCG environment is essential, although experience of the dairy industry would be preferred.
Excellent relationship building and communication skills; able to tailor communications to the audience involved.
Strong Excel and analytical skills.
Systems knowledge (Movex/ AS400, Access, Cognos, SAP).

For more information, or to apply for this role, please contact Gemma at MorePeople on or 01780 480 530

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