CareerZone - Commercial Finance Manager (81807)

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Commercial Finance Manager

Job reference 81807


  • Job Title :
    Commercial Finance Manager
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Line Manager
    James Guildford
Job Advert

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity, in a fast paced and ever-changing environment?  We are open to full-time or part-time (4 days per week) candidates!


We've got a fantastic Commercial Finance Manager opportunity, responsible for driving performance improvement in Food.  You will work closely with the Trading team,  supporting the strategic direction, decision making and insight into commercial performance.


This is a new role within Food Trading and needs to be shaped as you will be influencing senior stakeholders and changing the perception of where Finance can/ should play a part in projects


As a team the focus is to develop and implement Business Intelligence innovations to create value for the business with insight and recommendations to the leadership team.  We also play a key role in ensuring we deliver the trading plan through detailed category analysis on sales and promotional performance and active monitoring of gross margin, costs and inventory.  We work alongside the commercial team to implement action plans


Your Role


  • You will Business Partner the Food trading team and be an expert on what is happening in Food in Asda and across the wider market. Also, utilising the financial data to drive improvements in sales and through insight. It's important you understand wider business performance context and own the commercial updates at leadership meetings.


  • Own the strategic plan and budget for your area working alongside the category owners to define their long-term plans and category roles with regular deep-dives to understand trends and opportunities.


  • Strengthen the performance culture by holding the team accountable for their financial commitments


  • Identify risks and ops to support improving our performance and changing directory on underperforming areas


  • Support strategic initiatives as a key member of working groups, supporting on business cases and helping to define suitable performance tracking


About you


  • You'll have a range of communication and influencing styles that you can deploy with your stakeholders and senior members of Asda's Leadership Team to drive performance and delivery to plans and commitments.
  • You will comfortably challenge, confront and solve difficult situations whilst maintaining solid internal and external connections.
  • Be able to bring credibility and integrity to your business area through your commercial awareness and mindset of doing the right thing for our business, colleagues and customers.
  • Be able to bring a balanced view to decision making with credible contribution beyond financial analysis.
  • A positive attitude and keen to develop – motivated to get the job done and to deliver to tight timelines; actively seeking accountability and opportunity
  • Demonstrate inquisitive approach, an eye for detail and solid financial modelling skills; evolving in line with business and external requirements.
  • Experience of project work
  • Previously setup a processes from scratch
  • Can deal with uncertainty



Work Where it Works


Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to choose where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment (Usually around 3 days)  that works best for you and your team, as well as across our network of stores and depots.  


You will also get an excellent benefits package including

  • £5,700 car allowance
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards
  • 25 days holidays and bank holidays


We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.




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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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