Finance Manager - Direct & Categories

£46,000 - £55,000 per annum + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Description

The growth of Dyson’s direct business in Northern Europe is a key strategic priority and will deliver rapid growth in the coming years. A multi-faceted channel which includes Dyson.com, Dyson Demo stores and mall demos, Dyson Customer Services, and Dyson marketplaces, operates 24/7 with world class owner experience at its core. The role will business partner the Head of Direct – N.Europe to drive the strategy for growth and measure the results by driving insightful sales and financial analysis in a rapidly evolving business model, as well as supporting investment decisions through robust and objective ROI analysis and financial modeling.


In addition, our investment in the Dyson brand grows in line with our ambitions; new products, new categories, new ways of capturing the hearts & minds of our consumers. As business partner to the N.Europe Marketing Director and the Brand Marketing teams in the markets, you will own and report our investment spend and forward forecasting process. Partnering the category teams to understand and plan our range of products and categories ensures our ambitions are achievable. Robust decision making around our infrastructure and category creation investments are supported by robust and objective reporting, ROI analysis and financial modeling.

Market Overview

Nestled in the Cotswolds close to landmarks of the revolutionary Victorian engineer Brunel, Dyson GB&I&N shares offices and has close links with Dyson HQ. In fact, many of our people progress into roles within the global team.

Function Overview

The Northern Europe Finance team owns the hub and individual market P&L’s and forecasts. The team delivers data, analysis and insight to support and enable commercial business decision making. The function operates across all N.European markets, categories, channels and operational teams. Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting to help us stay ahead of the competition. And, in an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving numbers.

Accountabilities

  • Performance Reporting and Insight – Deliver performance reporting and analysis in a fast paced environment.  Daily & weekly is the norm.  Monthly reporting cycles are a thing of the past.  Non-financial data and statistics hold equal value to financial kpis.
  • Planning and Forecasting – Partner the market Heads of Direct, Brand & Category teams to plan their resource and infrastructure requirements, short and long term.  Partner the Direct business executives to forecast sales by channel and category.  Quantify risks and opportunities.
  • Support “Test & Learn” Initiatives – Establish robust processes to track the impact and ROI of pioneering initiatives and campaigns.
  • Cross Channel Metrics – Influence investment decisions by benchmarking costs / benefits across markets and channels.
  • Line Management – As a Dyson leader, ensure that the Direct & Categories business analyst is high performing, growing and developing through challenging objectives and career planning.


Skills

  • Qualified accountant with extensive business partnering experience.
  • Retail or FMCG experience preferred.
  • Curiosity and problem solving skills with determination and perseverance to push changes through.
  • Ability to analyse data, identify trends, add meaningful insight.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize effectively in a fast paced environment with multiple locations and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a 24/7 business.  Travel to markets to be expected.
  • Hunger for personal growth and development.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 1-Feb-2017

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