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Commercial Supply Finance Analyst

Exciting opportunity has become available to join our Commercial Supply Finance team as Finance Analyst.

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 Role

As Commercial Supply Finance Analyst, you will prepare and deliver period end reporting and financial Budgets and Forecasts, giving insight of key drivers, and managing inherent risks and opportunities.

You will provide commercial and analytical support to the Operational and Gross Margin teams as well as being accountable to develop reporting and provide insightful analysis that helps to drive increased recovery of returned stock.

As a Commercial Supply Finance Analyst your main responsibilities include:

Prepare and complete period end reporting, including presentation packs and insightful analytical commentary on variances for Senior Management (Finance and Operations).
Prepare and deliver Budgets and Forecasts for all areas of returns, working closely with the Operational teams, and Gross Margin Finance team to understand their planning assumptions and ensure they link with the corporate view.
To be responsible for ensuring that the required audit and quarterly Q&A information is prepared accurately and timely, to meet deadlines and the City announcements.
Drive new initiatives to improve the efficiency of returned stock, looking at ways to reduce stock and costs, and highlight risks and opportunities.
To provide all ad hoc financial support as required.

As a Commercial Supply Finance Analyst your skills & experience will include:

Graduate calibre qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
Prior experience working in a large company environment, preferably retail would be desirable.
Well-developed inter-personal skills and confident in influencing senior managers.
Strong excel, access and Business Objects skills and ability to work with large volumes of data
Able to plan, organise and prioritise well, given the variety of, and sometimes conflicting workload.
Be self-motivated to work at pace and think independently.

What you’ll get in return:

If being part of a hugely influential Finance team wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and bonus scheme you will receive a huge range of learning and development opportunities, 24 days’ holiday, a save-as-you-earn scheme, health care, pension and two days’ paid volunteering and staff discounts at Argos and Habitat


Refresh your career. Revolutionise retail. Argos is shaking things up. We’re going digital in a big way and giving our customers more of what they want, when they want it. It’s nothing less than a retail revolution – and we need all kinds of talent to lead it. We need savvy buyers, smart technologists, switched-on store advisors, and everyone in between. With over 840 stores and 29,000 employees, we’re one of the biggest names on the high street. We’re famed for our catalogue. But that’s changing fast. Since 2012, we’ve been moving into digital in a big way, introducing everything from apps and digital stores to Fast Track collection and home delivery. With other innovations in the pipeline, we’re set to transform the way millions of people shop. There’s never been a more exciting time to join us.

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