Finance Business Partner

Leeds, UK
13 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are Hermes, the UK's leading consumer delivery specialist, and that's because we're obsessed about providing our customers with the ultimate delivery experience. Year-on-year, we're growing more and more rapidly.
Our team is one of 3000 employed people (so there's quite a lot of us) across 29 locations throughout the UK. We stretch from Dundee all the way to Plymouth delivering to millions to homes and businesses along the way. Last year we handled over 304 million parcels (that's an average of four parcels per person for everyone who lives in the UK)!

We work with over 80% of the UK's leading high street well known retailers, have a network of over 18,000 lifestyle couriers and over 4,500 ParcelShops - and everyday we're growing. Our Rugby hub (which is currently the largest hub in the UK) can process over 1.2 million parcels a night and is the size of over 33 rugby pitches - so we're a pretty big deal!

The finance team has grown over the past 5 years as we try to maintain and improve the level of control and support required for such a fast growing business and because of this we're seeking a savvy, motivated Senior Finance Business Partner to join our world class team in Morley. We need you to function as the go-to source of business intelligence, as you help our busy operations to continue working as smart as possible. It's in this logistics environment that you'll teach us a thing or two. You're the type of professional who knows how to spend time wisely, you sweat the financial details that matter, and you instinctively know which details don't add value.

We have several Finance Business Partners roles across different division at Hermes whether that be Commercial, Delivery Experience or Projects and within those areas you will do the following;

• You'll use your expertise in the collection, analysis and management of quantitative financial data, as you create meaningful reports,
• You'll drive business improvements, while recommending cost reductions,
• Via root cause analysis, you'll leverage extensive FC data to uncover any underlying process- or finance related issues,
• You'll then assist your facility with necessary improvements or process changes, as well as aiding the creation of new measures to bolster site productivity,
• You'll recommend, develop and implement policies and programmes that guide our Operations in maintaining (and improving) its competitive position and profitability,
• Lead the development of all weekly and monthly financial metrics, alongside all financial planning, forecasting and reporting models:
• You'll take care of continuous innovation regarding your area of expertise, as you aim to improve your deliverables, while making them more readily accessible for everyone,
• You'll work with data source providers and technology teams, ensuring that key financial decision data is accurate, automated and delivered in a timely fashion,
• You'll own the continuous development of efficient reporting tools to support decision-making. Wherever possible driving automation into the team's processes to ensure that manual analysis is being focused on value add activities.
• As an analyst, you're a quick thinker: able to manage competing priorities while providing level-headed guidance, even during unexpected events.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or any similar discipline with a clear analytical bias,
• You've gained significant, relevant experience in similar business analyst positions,
• Demonstrable financial acumen, including deep familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis, as well as in root cause data interpretation,
• Advanced Excel essential, with VBA skills preferred
• Prior knowledge of SQL/ETL would be beneficial, a willingness to learn this essential
• You're comfortable performing ad hoc financial analysis using data reporting tools

Preferred Qualifications
• MBA preferred
• Demonstrable problem-solving ability, alongside previous analyst experience, particularly in root cause analysis,
• Highly analytical and detail-oriented, you possess a strong business sense,
• You combine your professional competency with an ability to develop new ideas, and creative solutions: you also have a track record of implementing these to great effect,
• Organised multitasker: you prioritise your workload, enabling you to meet tight deadlines, while achieving results, especially in a fast-paced, high-growth environment,
• You're a proven communicator, with excellent presentation skills when working with multiple peer groups and varying levels of seniority,
• Previous analyst experience in the financial side of manufacturing, logistics or distribution centre processes is a nice to have.
If this sounds like the dream role for you and you can really make a difference then let us know more about you and apply today.

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