Job Overview


£30,000 per Year Permanent





Job Overview

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.

More About the Role

Our Commercial Analyst Team Leader will be a fundamental part of our Commercial team, who are relatively young and energetic. We are looking for someone with experience in commercial or financial analytics, with a strong drive to take the next step in their professional career.

As a business, in return for the right candidate, we will provide and support the individual with great progression routes and development opportunities.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

You will be responsible for consolidating, challenging and interpreting the KPI's and financial performance across the core business functions. You will have the confidence to challenge real time decision making and recommend alternative courses of action.

You will also be working with other areas of the business providing ad-hoc, financial and operational analysis. Other responsibilities include:
* Leading the team of Commercial Analysts
* Supporting the delivery of financial and operational reporting
* Working with department managers to implement and monitor KPIs
* Communicating information to internal and external stakeholders
* Generating reports using a range of IT and database systems
* Supporting the delivery of the monthly forecasts and the annual budget process

A Few Things About You

You will be able to work under pressure and be driven to deliver objectives professionally and with a smile, so that you develop strong collaborative relationships. You will need to have a curious and active mind to be able to keep up with changing numbers, processes and targets. You will have a strong numerical ability, a key eye for detail, and demonstrate a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

The main aspects of this role will rely on the ability to work fast paced to produce analysis and timely reporting mainly in Microsoft Excel. Strong analytical ability and an openness to expand your IT ability over time are our main requirements.


* Experience in delivering analysis to senior management/a group of peers
* Financial or analytical background
* Be highly numerate with a logical and analytical approach to problem solving
* Microsoft Access exposure
* CIMA/ Part CIMA/ Qualified through experience

* Competent Microsoft Excel Skills
* Good communication skills
* Deadline driven and the ability to manage your own workload
* Comfortable working within a busy team
* Capable of working with confidential and/or sensitive data

Experience of working in a professional business environment

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."

Great People Deserve Great Things

As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.

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