Finance Analyst - Business Development

Culina Logistics
Market Harborough
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Business Development Finance Analyst

Site: Desborough / Markham Vale / Some flexibility may be considered

Core Hours: 08.30am – 17.00pm

Core Days: Monday – Friday. However due to the nature of the role you will be expected to adopt a flexible approach to your working hours

Travel: The role requires regular travel to other Great Bear sites and to customer meetings in the UK. There may also be occasional requirements to travel abroad.

The Role:

Provide financial analysis and bid support working within the Business Development team. As the successful candidate you will report directly to the Business Development Director and will contribute to our success in winning new business. You will be responsible for costing solutions for warehousing, transportation and value-add services; creating P&L accounts; quantifying financial impacts and risks of new business; formulating commercial proposals; creating supporting documentation. You will be confident communicating at all levels including attending customer meetings, presenting proposals and responding to finance-related questions.

What we do:

·Great Bear is a leading 3PL UK logistics business providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip clients.

·Managing over 7 million sq ft of warehousing and operating over 300 commercial vehicles, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as a modern and innovative operator.

Business Growth:

·Great Bear was founded in 1994 and has enjoyed over 23 years of continuous growth.

·Turnover for 2016 exceeded £153m, profitable with industry leading margins.

·Now part of the Culina Group, further significant future growth is forecasted due to a number of exciting opportunities with the expanded ambient division.

Key Responsibilities:

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced or recently qualified (ACCA/CIMA) candidate. The key responsibilities for this role will include:

·Create detailed costings and profit and loss models for warehousing, transportation and added-value services based on information provided by potential customers and the solutions design team.

·Formulate viable proposals based on open book, tariffs and hybrid commercial arrangements as appropriate.

·Quantify the benefits of new business when integrated into existing operations.

·Investigate ‘what-if’ scenarios and evaluate financial risks of proposals.

· Generate documents and presentation materials to support bids

·Effectively communicate finance models and commercial proposals at internal bid reviews.

·Attend customer meetings to present commercial aspects of proposals and answer finance-related questions as required.

Transferrable Skills:

·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).

·Attention to detail and analytical approach.

·Experienced in general accounting practices.

·Questioning and enquiring approach with a real desire to seek out new methods that will allow more efficient provision of accurate financial data.

·Comfortable working individually and as part of a team, sharing knowledge and improvement ideas for the benefit of the Company and its staff.

·Hard working and flexible, with a strong commitment to meeting deadlines.

·Good communicator at all levels up to and including Operational Managers and Directors, customers, suppliers and other internal staff.

·Expert in using IT, including Microsoft Office.

·Ability to coach and mentor at different levels within the Company, to provide an understanding of finance to non –finance staff.

·Willingness to learn about the Company and industry with a desire to excel and develop.

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