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[7347] - Commercial Business Analyst

Kingston upon Thames

£28,000 – £33,000

Our client is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance, they are a modern and fast growing company who are currently seeking a new opportunity for a Commercial Business Analyst to join the business. An excellent opportunity if you are looking to progress your career in FMCG  and opportunity to transfer your finance and analytical skills towards. Fantastic benefits with an immediate start.

 Key responsibilities include:

 Budgeting Coordination

  • Full ownership of consolidated budget submissions
  • Coordinate the end to end budgeting process
  • Key user of online budgeting portal, correcting any problems and acting as first point of contact with Europe to request any changes or amends
  • Coordinate the Product Management Advertising and Promotion plan submission

 Budget accuracy ownership

  • Ensure accuracy of budget and A&P Plan within given guidelines
  • Pro-actively highlight potential issues with achieving budget, coordinating potential solutions with the UK and European sales management teams
  • Continue to embed profitability as the key decision driver within the budget process and look to continuously improve tools and processes each Budget round

 Performance Tracking

  • Produce weekly and monthly Product Management reports

 Most Likely Estimation

  • Estimate monthly closing position on a weekly basis, taking full ownership of the process and take responsibility for ensuring accuracy
  • Submit monthly closing position to European following approval from Commercial Director and provide category view to Product Management Team
  • Provide Finance with estimated quarter landing net sales figure as part of quarterly projection process

 Commercial Information

  • Update European trade terms changes on master file, action changes on SAP, communicate changes where necessary
  • Track Retailer spends ensuring delivery in line with budget

Business Information

  • Responsible for the creation and distribution of accurate and relevant Business information Monthly/Quarterly Sales Dashboard
  • Providing key business performance insights by distilling available data and information

 Market Intelligence

  • Study all available macro and micro economic reports to build understanding of market trends
  • Analyse customer performance information to build understanding of key success factors, feeding these insights into the Sales and Product Management teams

 Market Forecasting

  • Create, deliver and articulate market forecasts on a quarterly basis to senior management team as part of the budgeting process

 SAP Super User

In order to be considered for the position you must meet the necessary requirements:

  • Bright, articulate graduate (or equivalent) 1-3 years into career
  • Very comfortable with numbers
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Preferably with previous experience of using SAP and/or Business Warehouse
  • Logical thinker with strong analytical skills, ability to quickly assimilate and manipulate data
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • May have database and query-writing experience
  • Ambitious, high-potential individual looking for a role which will provide them with greater exposure, accountability and opportunities to develop and grow than in larger organisations
  • Previous analyst experience preferable, however will also consider candidates from sales and product management backgrounds
  • Personable, approachable style. Able to build quick rapport and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lives within reasonable commute of Kingston upon Thames
  • Willing to undertake occasional travel within Europe
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