Commercial Analyst - Strategic Business Partner

Page Personnel Finance
Milton Keynes
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This Commercial Analyst - Strategic Business Partner is a perfect position for an analyst who knows how to work fast and smart. Your experience has taught you how to avoid sticky predicaments, and you are good about avoiding the mess, sooner rather than later. You know which details make all the difference, and which ones don't add value. In this strategic analyst position the individual is tasked with adding value and improving the cost position of the site

Client Details

This is a company that truly live up to their promise where customers, clients and all staff are treated with the up most respect and integrity. An investor in people awards winner my client are based in the Milton Keynes area and have great facilities at the forefront of robotics innovation and close links to the retail and FMCG sectors also

Yes, they'll expect a lot of you and they'll stretch you constantly with all sorts of challenges. But you'll never feel like you're going it alone. They provide all the help you need to do the best job possible and encourage you to develop every day. Plus you'll be part of a supportive team, working with colleagues, learning from them and collaborating to get the job not just done, but done brilliantly.


Commercial Analyst - Strategic Business Partner job purpose is to drive costs down through new idea's and deep dive analysis into current operations to make improvements, testing the status quo and working with finance to ensure the numbers are improved through your added value work

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Expertise collecting, analysing and managing quantitative data and creating meaningful reports to drive business improvement and cost reductions
  • Root cause analysis and uncovering core issues using data, then assisting the site improve and create new measures for site productivity
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organisation in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability
  • Lead the development of all weekly and monthly financial close, all planning, forecasting, and reporting models and their continuous innovation and improving the use and ease of interpretation by your Operations partners
  • Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities & providing level-headed guidance during unexpected events


Commercial Analyst - Strategic Business Partner Basic Qualifications (required minimum skill set and job qualifications)

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering and/or similar discipline with analytical bias

  • Relevant experience in positions that require analysis and use of SQL prior

  • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience including familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and/or data interpretation and analysis

  • Intermediate up to advanced proficiency in Excel (macros, pivots, lookups)

  • Experience performing financial and ad hoc analysis using data reporting tools

  • Ability to travel; 10% travel expected, primarily to local operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • Measured experience demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Familiarity with concepts of UK Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to develop new ideas, creative solutions and demonstrated experience implementing such mechanisms to result
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritise workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital
  • Demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills working with multiple peer groups and levels of management
  • Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, MSAccess, Essbase and/or Cognos) and providing recommendations based on results of ad hoc analyses to management for strategic decision-making
  • Previous experience in a Manufacturing, Distribution Center or Logistics processes and systems a plus
  • Career progression and willingness to relocate for advancement opportunities

Job Offer

This leading client will expect you to go the extra mile, but they'll also make sure you're well rewarded. As well as a competitive salary and stock units, they offer a whole host of other benefits, including an employee discount.
There are other, more intangible rewards too. Like their commitment to your personal and professional development, a refreshing lack of hierarchy, the chance to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, plenty of team spirit and an informal atmosphere - suits and ties are few and far between.