Finance Business Partner - Buying & Merchandising

Location: London, W5

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

Contract Type: Permanent

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Finance Business Partner - Buying & Merchandising

WE’RE GOING PLACES….

With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS…

Exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner (Buying & Merchandising) to join our Finance team!

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner you will:

  • Deliver insightful trading analysis
  • Analysis and insight to drive margin improvement
  • Challenge commercial teams to effectively manage stock and markdown
  • Support commercial teams with Planning and Forecasting
  • Ad hoc evaluation of new business opportunities

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

For this role, you will have:        

  • Confidence to challenge senior business leaders
  • Relevant accounting qualification 2+ years post qualified experience
  • Commercial experience in Retail / Trading / B&M Finance role
  • Possess strong analytical skills and in particular can demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Excellent communication skills and strong team player
  • Relevant accounting qualification
  • Strong, quick and accurate Excel skills
  • Confident with using systems and data for analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities 
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