Finance Business Partner - Supply Chain


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

28/08/2019 11:00

About the Role

We are currently looking for Finance Business Partner to join the team here at Matalan. As the Finance Business Partner you will drive continuous improvement in supply chain productivity and effectiveness via the provision of high quality support, challenge and analytics to Senior and Operational Management.

  • Business Partner to the Supply Chain function.
  • To be a key support to senior management across the business. Focus will be to provide timely and accurate financial support and commercial insight for all areas of distribution and transport.
  • To work with non financial stakeholders to drive commercial analysis, challenge and improve processes and efficiency, building relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of the cost structure and key cost drivers.
  • To support the development of the longer term supply chain strategy including operating model, capacity planning, and channels to market.
  • To provide accurate and relevant ad hoc financial analysis and reporting in order to drive continual business improvements.
  • Development, calculation, monitoring, and reporting on various logistics KPIs, driving performance in all functions.
  • To manage the production of budgets and re-forecasts creating detailed bottom up models.
  • To undertake on-going analysis of expected variances to budget, highlighting any areas of concern or opportunities to improve on the projected outcomes and share findings on a timely basis and with clear understanding.

About You

  • Experience of adding value through the provision of commercial support within an operational environment.
  • Full CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualification is desired but not essential.
  • Advanced operational and financial modelling skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the business.
  • Experienced in communicating complex data and analysis to operational colleagues in an impactful and influential manner.
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical approach.
  • Strength of character to support and influence decision making.
  • Ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines and manage changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience of working within a logistics functions is ideal, thereby ensuring an understanding of the challenges faced.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the U.K, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, , challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the U.K’s most trusted value retailer.  This is Retail Made Real.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.