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Financial business partner | london | 3 months (poss perm) | £neg


Background/General Purpose of Position:


The purpose of the CD Finance Business Partner role is to provide finance/ commercial business partnering to the Customer development team in the areas of performance management, financial control, S&OP, JBP and strategic planning and building financial acumen within the Sales teams.


Responsibilities, Accountabilities, Consultation and Information



   Performance Management:

     Review in month performance vs forecast, highlighting gaps and recommending corrective action

     Influence and challenge 0-6 month account forecast and reviewing against FY CVA to identify issues and areas where the team need to focus.

     Understand external drivers of Customer performance and communicate to wider business


Financial Control

     Responsible for maintaining control of the Customer Balance Sheet

§  Ensure balance sheet accurately reflects customer liabilities

§  Manage down the level of gross and aged deductions

§  Work with CD team to re-claim invalid deductions

§  Lead for minimising price claims and improving invoice accuracy

     Identify areas where the Account team can lead for improvements in Working Capital i.e. payment days

     Where relevant work with the Finance team of the external Customers to resolve balance sheet related issues


Business Partnering

     Support Account Leadership Team who are responsible for delivery of in year results and formulating future strategy

     Manage TTS investment with specific focus on driving ROI improvement in promotional spend (OPSO) and Non Event Spend

     Optimise profitability of Account P&L, through driving mix and managing UPG/UVG.

     Partner Account Directors in formulating annual JBP negotiations.  Ensure that investments are fully counter-parted and that the ROI of counter-parts improve year on year. 

     Track in year JBP performance and coordinate quarterly pay for performance reviews to ensure that the Customer is delivering what we have paid for and manage accruals accordingly.




     Financial results delivery of the Account Team vs. Prior year and submitted forecast.

     Year on year sales growth and gross margin enhancement.

     Integrity of the balance sheet

     Improvement in operational effectiveness measures

     Strategic plan/JBP with key financial levers and metrics



     Monthly financial forecast.

     Business performance reviews.

     Review of operational effectiveness.