At Sainsbury’s Argos, the great digital transformation is under way. It’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience, so our Finance teams are more important to us now than ever before. They’re the people who provide support across the business and help make the crucial decisions that will allow us to develop into a leading digital retailer.
We have recently joined Sainsbury’s in our journey to become a leading retail organisation and ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers
The Trading Finance team is a team of financial professionals that drives business performance by effectively business partnering across the Commercial teams. The team partners key stakeholders to make informed and effective commercial decisions and maximise value creation.
As a Synergies Finance Assistant Analyst your key responsibilities will be to:
Business partner the Synergies Commercial Team to ensure the delivery of the GFR synergy benefits with support from the Synergies & Events Finance Analyst
Work closely with the other Trading Finance teams, supporting the sharing of best practice and collaborative working to deliver consistent and effective business partnering across both brands
Drive margin performance through cost, price & terms opportunities, tracking and understanding the financial impact of action plans, and helping to drive these through to completion
Contribute to the timely day-to-day reporting, planning, budgeting & forecasting activities with guidance from the Synergies & Events Finance Analyst including;
Tracking and reporting progress of synergies
Reporting GFR synergy benefits to the Financial Planning & Analysis team for consolidation
Liaise with Trading teams to ensure that all GFR benefits are correctly reflected in the Trading team’s budget/forecast
Share relevant tools and lessons learnt with Finance & Non-Finance stakeholders
As a Synergies Finance Assistant Analyst, your essential skills and experience will include:
Part qualified accountant (studying towards a professional accounting qualification)
Strong commercial acumen, curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries and ability to understand key business drivers
Strong analytical skills, Excel skills and attention to detail
Experience in a business-facing Finance role - enthusiastic, positive and proactive engagement of key stakeholders to build credible relationships whilst retaining professional integrity
Resilience (flexible and able to cope with time pressure, risk & ambiguity)
Experience with identifying risks & opportunities in the P&L and driving P&L performance improvements (e.g. closing gaps vs. target)
Experience in using systems that support financial accounting and reporting processes
Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail (desired)
Strong planning and prioritisation skills
What you'll get in return:
If being part of a highly successful Finance team wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary, rewarding bonus scheme, you will receive a huge range of learning and development opportunities, 22 days’ holiday, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.