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Job Overview


£45,000-50,000 Permanent





Job Overview

About The Role

We’re looking for a proactive and highly driven Commercial Business Partner to join our exciting and growing UK Logistics Business. You will play a critical role in leading and managing the business analytics team with Finance and other UK business units.

You will determine, analyse, understand, interpret key business drivers and be accountable for performance measures, as well as developing high quality financial modelling methodologies to enable optimised business decisions. You will be expected to develop strong financial and business relationships across the group.

You will play a pivotal part in developing the P&L related reporting the team produces, standardising this across territories as appropriate.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

As our Commercial Business Partner, you will be expected to be accountable for:

  • Becoming a role model for the wider commercial team through demonstrating excellent personal performance and effectiveness and professionalism
  • Managing, and more critically, developing a direct report
  • Driving our key metrics with your operations partners
  • Developing insightful daily, weekly and monthly reporting
  • Be a critical business partner to the Finance department and commercial team peers, linking financial reporting to business performance to truly understand our trading performance in day, week, month, year to date and expectations for the rest of the year.
  • Scenario modelling to understand and demonstrate risks and opportunities
  • Build robust forecasting and budgeting models
  • Preparation of commercial business cases for new business opportunities
  • Preparation of written performance summary reports to the Group Exec Team and UK Retail Leadership Team

A Few Things About You

We will require you to:

  • Have 3 years post qualification experience
  • Must have either ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Power BI experience would be useful
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Highly analytical and logical approach
  • Highly driven, proactive and self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills essential - ability to appropriately liaise and develop relationships with all levels within a large business
  • Highly resilient - there are a lot of processes to put in place and improvements to be made - we always strive to be better! You will be the type of person who thrives in a very fast-paced environment where you can use your skills to make improvements that really do make a difference
  • Able and curious to quickly understand the drivers of the P&L within the retail business and then understand what this means for other business units including logistics and recycling. Strong excel and financial modelling skills Professionally qualified

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

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