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Department

Commercial

Location

Bolton Hybrid

Region

North West

Job Overview

About The Role

We’re looking for a driven, proactive, and experienced Commercial Finance Manager/Business Partner to join our UK B2B team and support our growth trajectory.

A day in the life of a Commercial Finance Manager / Business Partner is exciting and varied; everything from building robust annual budgets, monthly forecasts, and interrogating P&Ls to articulate the ‘why’ behind the numbers of business performance. This role will particularly suit someone who is driven and excited by making a genuine difference to the financial performance of AO Business. You will be adept at building strong and long-lasting internal relationships with a broad network of stakeholders across the business to protect and grow revenue and profitability.

As a Commercial Finance Manager/Business Partner you will be partnering with our sales leadership teams to positively challenge their targets and how they plan to deliver budgets. Due to the variety of business models that make up AO Business, this role will allow you to leverage your commercial expertise from numerous angles. You will also collaborate closely with partners from finance, logistics, supply chain and trading to enhance commercial performance and ensure we are on track to deliver great results.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

• You’ll bring your expertise in annual budgeting and reforecasting to drive data-backed improvements within the business.

• You will enjoy seeking out opportunities to improve all lines within a P&L, from revenue down to EBITDA.
• Developing and presenting strong business cases across the AO Group. This could include everything from proposing changes to maximise existing opportunities, to scoping out entirely new areas for growth.
• Championing and instilling a commercial culture across AO Business. You will be encouraging and enabling members of other departments to apply a commercial mindset when making business decisions.
• Presenting to a senior audience using compelling visuals and impactful messaging, articulating the ‘why’ behind the numbers help drive strategic discussions and champion an ‘accuracy matters’ approach to data-led decisions.

A Few Things About You

  • Experience of interpreting and explaining business performance via a full P&L (both revenue and cost lines)
  • Experience in annual budgeting and re-forecasting
  • Strong people person, great at building relationships, presenting to a senior audience up-to and including MD and Exec level; and working as part of a high-profile team
  • Proficient to an advanced level in Excel (sumifs, pivot-tables etc)
  • Awareness and interest of macro-economic impacts on business performance

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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