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Senior Finance Business Partner Full-time Job

Aug 23rd, 2023 at 14:49   Financial Services   Ashford   90 views Reference: 61
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Brakes are now recruiting for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join our Supply Chain and Operations division to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract covering Maternity Leave.

A key role reporting to the Head of Finance and Regional Operations Director providing strategic analysis and insight into business performance within the Supply Chain and Operations division. The individual must possess the ability to understand trends and results (at both a detailed and strategic level) and to identify vital connections between the two. This position plays an important role in developing analysis and identifying financial trends (at regional and depot level), understanding drivers of actual results compared to forecast and plan, leveraging that analysis into deliverable guidance/recommendations to managers and directors and securing the benefit of any cost out/efficiency activities.

We are offering a hybrid working contract with a blend of home-working and travel to depot sites across the UK (Central Region), so you must be comfortable and flexible with travel and commuting weekly to offer support to the depot leadership teams.


  • Support and challenge the Supply Chain team in the formulation and delivery of plans and financial targets for Operations
  • Provide the depot and regional teams with sound financial analysis and guidance in order to manage their business effectively and to control/reduce costs/CPC
  • Collate, prepare, and interpret reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries, and financial statements. Ensuring timely insight is provided for corrective action as necessary
  • Manage P&L, Balance sheet and month end process
  • Co-ordinate the quarterly reforecast and Budget process providing detailed insight into any movements and analysis on KPI trends driving the numbers.
  • Strike the balance between profitability and financial rigour
  • Undertake strategic analysis to feed into the long-term financial plan
  • Ad-hoc research into factors affecting performance including trend analysis, forecasting and review
  • Attend meetings with regional and depot teams as necessary
  • Develop and manage financial systems/models (e.g., SAP, BW)
  • Carry out business modelling and risk assessments
  • Draw causal effects of economic data on results and forecasts
  • Supervise and develop direct reports

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

You will be a fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) currently operating as a Finance Business Partner or Finance Manager, looking to join a global organisation as part of your career development. We are looking for someone who will drive performance through insight and has the knowledge and confidence to understand trends and results. Strong Excel skills, including experience in financial analysis and modelling are essential as well as strong communication and partnering skills across all levels up to Exec level. A great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a commercial setting to use their experience in a senior capacity. You will be self-motivated and driven to deliver results and positively influence key stakeholders. Ideally, exposure to or a detailed understanding of Supply Chain and logistics is preferred

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, annual bonus and company car or cash allowance!

Expect to also receive a competitive pension scheme, the option to purchase additional annual leave, a hybrid working agreement, flexible lifestyle benefits package, discount across the full range of our award-winning food and private medical health care!

Sysco operates some of Britain’s most well-known and respected foodservice businesses.

Built on a passion for food and feeding the nation, the Sysco team is dedicated to making life as easy and efficient for the chefs, cooks, and caterers we serve across the country.

As Britain’s leading national broadline supplier, Brakes delivers the highest quality fresh and frozen food and ingredients from its nationwide network of distribution centres to some of the nation’s most famous pubs and restaurants, as well as schools, caterers, care homes and hospitals. It has the biggest range of award-winning products in foodservice.

Sysco has 8,000 colleagues servicing more than 20,000 customers from 30 distribution centres across Great Britain.


Additional Information

At Brakes everyone is welcome. We don’t want you to ‘fit our culture’ we want you to help define it and we actively celebrate the unique talents of each and every colleague. We don’t just look at your CV, we’re more focused on who you are and your potential. As part of our values, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a voice, is appreciated and has the same opportunities. We work hard to ensure that everyone feels part of our business, as we care for one another and connect the world through food and trusted partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone belongs and thrives at Brakes and we recognise that Brakes can only thrive when everyone feels they belong. We'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our resourcing team who will be happy to support you.

Company Description
Your local pub, your favourite restaurant, your childrens schools all have one thing in common Brakes UK. There are a lot of hungry mouths to feed out there and every day we deliver 1.5 million award-winning products from our fleet of 2000 trucks to thousands of restaurants, pubs, hotels, schools, hospitals and care homes in every corner of the UK. Our customers count on us for exceptional food and service, and as our response to Covid-19 proved, our 6,000-strong workforce is dedicated to playing their vital part in feeding the nation. We take pride in building our inclusive culture that enables all of our colleagues to bring their whole-selves to work. And with a business built on quality, reliability, innovation and trust, its no surprise that when it comes to career opportunities and developing our colleagues, we know what were doing.
Were growing and were always on the lookout for people who share our big appetite for success. We care about where our food comes from, which is why we offer complete traceability on all our products. Not to mention our commitment to responsible sourcing - from Red Tractor accredited meat, poultry and fruit and veg to MSC certified fish and seafood, every product in our extensive range has been developed by our food development chefs or chosen with chefs and their customers in mind, making sure we deliver quality and taste with every bite.