Ref No: AM17350
Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Commercial Finance Business Partner - County Limerick.
This is an integral role within the commercial finance function of the business. This role will require a high degree of autonomy, working closely with the management team to provide financial and commercial insight to the Management and Leadership teams. The role will involve leading out key projects and process improvements which have been identified as integral to the future direction of the department.
Act as Business Partner with senior commercial owners of the business and to non-financial teams including Marketing, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Operations, to provide all stakeholders with insightful commercial and financial analysis in order to help with their decision-making.
Daily interaction with Senior Management to influence senior stakeholders on business decisions and strategy
Partner with relevant business units and teams to review current insights and prepare new insights on commercial and operational trends in order to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance. Lead robust analysis to support the prioritisation of profit enhancing opportunities.
Identify, own and develop the commercial KPI’s and related dashboards and reports to understand and drive commercial performance
Bottom-up assessment and appraisal of all processes and routines executed by the department, identify those that can be automated or otherwise streamlined and develop and execute project plans to implement full automation. Develop business requirements through interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, scenarios, business analysis and workflow analysis.
Operate as a key link between the Commercial and Business Technology teams through which requirements flow.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver as needed. Present to various senior stakeholders, both internal and external, on the value drivers within the business.
Prepare consistent and clear commercial and financial reporting on a weekly / monthly / other periodic basis for the Management and Leadership teams. These reports will include sales, margin, overall customer profitability, rebate information, key departmental performance indicators, market trend information etc.
Collaborative working with all relevant stakeholders to build and establish working relationships which develop self and others to deliver results.
Prepare, review and challenge business cases, financial appraisals and pricing reviews for new products, propositions and promotions and pricing, ensure adherence to the governance process and working across the business to ensure all inputs are accurate. Ensure that commercial strategy for new business opportunities are developed correctly and priced accordingly.
Support the governance, control and automation of all processes related to pricing. Create safeguards for future revenues through the development and improvement of pricing control activities.
Involvement in the motivation and development of a team of commercial analysts, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
Project management of internal projects to drive change and improvements to the overall commercial finance function
Interested applicants should be:
Qualified or part qualified accountants
Experienced working within a dynamic fast-moving environment, working to tight deadlines
Experience in data analytics / process automation highly desirable
Highly competent in MS Excel and database systems.
Experience of Microsoft ERP's an advantage, but not essential
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a naturally enquiring approach, with strong commercial mindset and acumen demonstrated by reference to previous work experience
Strong presentation skills
Ability to build and develop collaborative relationships and to influence stakeholders
Self-starter with a high level of motivation and agility
Proven ability to manage and organise own workload and the workload of others
Resilient attitude and desire to see things through to completion
Attention to detail
Excellent project management skills