Job description Posted 20 June 2022

Finance Manager - Retail Warehousing - Castle Donington


The location of the role is Castle Donington (hybrid remote working). 


The pay rate on offer is £400 - £425 per day. 


The duration of the contract is 6 months


The client is a large, multinational high-street retailer. 



Build robust financial budget, report on and manage financial performance of Retail Warehousing Network. Maintain positive working relationships with 3PL Logistics partners. Support the Head of Retail Warehousing Operations with strategic decision support.


Key accountabilities of the role


Clothing & Home (C&H) Reporting:


  • Support the weekly & monthly trading and reporting processes, communicating the C&H cost performance to LLT and group finance, driving insight through understanding key performance drivers
  • Manage P&L and Balance Sheet risks and opportunities, working closely with the Business to identify and understand movements. Taking ownership of latest estimates and driving a ‘no surprise’ culture
  • Ensuring clear communication of monthly actual and quarterly outturn messages to key stakeholders
  • Ownership for the monthly C&H reporting output to the PLC Board and Operating committee, collating inputs, driving insight and improved analysis into C&H performance


Financial Planning:


  • Accountable for building robust quarterly, annual and long-range forecasts and credibly presenting the key movements to Leadership




  • Attendance at Network meetings, reviewing performance and supporting Business Partners (Yorkshire, Midlands, Southeast)
  • Feels comfortable managing external 3PL suppliers, ensuring their performance is in line with contractual terms
  • Close stakeholder relationship with BU finance and selling channel teams (Retail & Online) to ensure consistency on financials and messaging
  • Review opportunities to streamline reporting and drive efficiencies across trading, planning and reporting processes


Key skills and experience


  • Qualified Accountant – CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • Finance systems knowledge (SAP)
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Maintenance of rigorous financial controls
  • Commercial awareness and interest in Retail / consumer focused businesses
  • Good commercial understanding of the business & market
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills