Commercial Analyst

12 Nov 2017
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose

Key elements

  • Keep abreast of market change, patterns, drivers and competitors to help inform decision making and identify new business opportunities
  • Timely and accurate analysis of weekly sales reports
  • Utilise technical skills to build complex models and implement new reporting and MI infrastructure
  • Carry out in depth sales and margin analysis to establish performance and trends
  • Work closely with the sales team to support and influence their profitability
  • Focus around sales and KPIs to enable understanding of competitor impact
  • Continuous promotion and price monitoring/analysis
  • Budget and forecast to aid commercial decisions
  • Support with other ad-hoc reporting requirements as needs arise
  • This role requires strong analytical skills, the ability to spot trends & make recommendations

Reporting and Responsibilities

  • This role reports to the Commercial Finance Manager

Role of the Department

To support the strategy of the company by providing analytical support and recommendations using both internal and external sources

Key Result Areas

Clear and effective reporting for decision support

Strong understanding of external market factors

Key understanding of the retail sector

Ability to deliver to strict reporting deadlines

Flexibility to work within a team and pick up new tasks


MS Office


Power BI


Communications and Relationships

The main channels of communications are with the Board and Field Management

It is important to be able to forge and maintain effective relationships at all levels in the organisation, and to be able to communicate financial concepts, controls and procedures to non-financial people

Knowledge and Experience Required

Part qualified (ACCA/CIMA)

Accounting/Finance related degree

Previous experience and track record in a similar role – essential

Retail / FMCG experience - desirable

Advanced Excel skills

Strong communication skill

Good inter-personal and negotiation skills

Company Benefits

22 days holiday + bank holiday

Bonus Scheme (based on company Performance & do we measure up score)

Pension Scheme

Colleague Discount

Discount Portal

Free on site parking

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity

Long Service Awards