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About The Role

We’re looking for a proactive and highly driven Business Partner to join our exciting and growing Commercial team. 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 Logistics P&L related reporting the team produces, standardising this across territories as appropriate.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Own and improve budgeting and forecasting for individual department with no material errors
  • Own and drive P&L Performance through insightful, timely and accurate weekly reporting for your individual department
  • Ensure world class cost analysis is produced within your department
  • Partnering with and challenging the operational owner, making recommendations and driving change
  • Presenting insightful clear and concise information to senior management
  • Communicate information to internal and external stakeholders and be well respected by both
  • Identify business growth and drive profitability through comprehensive product profitability reviews and trend analysis
  • Grow, lead and develop a small high performing team

A Few Things About You

  • 2-3 years post qualification experience
  • 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

A Bit About Us

We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas. We launched in 2000 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.

Our customers and now our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy. We’ve even launched in new territories throughout Europe. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.

But, we’re determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through. We need to care about people, and we always like to have a little fun as we do it.

Why Choose AO?

It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.

We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it.

"Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different."

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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