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Senior Commercial Finance Analyst at PEP&CO

at Pep&Co
Location Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted February 5, 2018
Category PEP&CO HQ
Job Type Full-time

Description

Who are we ?

PEP&CO is Britain's fastest-growing family fashion phenomenon, offering a full range of women's, men's and kid’s fashion, with prices starting from as little as £1. Currently launched in 119 locations around the UK, Pep & Co have huge expansion plans with a further 100 shop in shops opening within its sister company Poundland.

Pepkor's discount retail operations in Europe are exceptionally high growth. It has a well-established business in 6 countries across Eastern Europe, opening 500 stores in the last 5 years.

Pepkor also recently expanded into Western Europe setting up Pepkor UK in 2014 which completed the largest ever scale-from-scratch launch of Pep&Co, opening 50 stores in 50 days and then going on to purchase Poundland in September 2016, adding £1.5bn of revenue and 850 locations to the Groups UK operations.

 

Why work for us ?

This role will be based in our PEP & CO Head Office in Watford.

Filled with our vibrant and can-do team, it’s the heart of our company, which showcases our passion and determination to deliver the best we can for our customers: best service, best fashion, and best prices.

Working at PEP&CO Head Office is an exciting chance to be at the centre of a dynamic company who value individual ideas and encourage everyone to get stuck in and work together to make PEP&CO a success.

 

Job role

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Commercial Finance Analyst who will support all aspects of trading and reporting to the PEP&CO business as it enters a new phase of significant growth.

 

The team is small, unbureaucratic and fast-paced with big ambitions for the business. It offers the unique opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and well-funded business during a high-growth phase of its development.

The role will take ownership for providing commercial insight & analysis to drive business improvements during this exciting period of expansion.

It will be the number two to the Head of Commercial Finance.

What skills and experience will you need ?

We're looking for someone who is progressive and can grow with the business.   An individual who has excelled academically, professionally and wants to learn from some of the best executives in the retail industry.

 

Responsibilities

  • Use of “Big Data” - working with an analytics tool developing a test and learn approach to business change
  • Store level planning, target setting & labour planning
  • Conducting trend and operational analysis to support business decision making including “what if” analysis
  • Providing commercial challenge and insight into sales, stock, pricing & margin from a finance perspective
  • Adhoc analysis as per business requirements

 

Skills & experience

  • CIMA Qualified Accountant or highly analytical Commercial Analyst
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Highly analytical and commercial.  Able to draw actionable insights from data
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders in the business
  • Experience working in Retail or FMCG preferred.
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