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In the world of retail things happen fast, especially at Shop Direct. We're transforming at an unprecedented rate, becoming a truly world class digital retailer. Ensuring we make our customers aware of products that are relevant to them is really important to us and we know its really important to our customer. Its central to our strategy and why we're looking to attract the very best talent we can and build on our already impressive team.


We’re the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and we exist for one simple reason; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It’s our purpose, why we get out of bed in the morning.

It means offering the best range of famous brands, a seamless online shopping journey and unique ways to spread the cost that our customers love.

We’ve been doing it for more than 80 years and our digital department stores have become household names, from the much-loved Littlewoods.com to Very.co.uk, which is now our biggest and fastest growing brand with sales of more than £1bn.

Today, we turnover more than £1.9bn, our websites get over 1.2m visits every day and 62% of our online sales are from mobile devices. We sell over 1,300 famous brands and deliver 49 million products to over four million customers each year.

We’ve got a clear goal. It’s to become a world class digital retailer. We’re already well on the way and, by staying true to our purpose, we believe we’ll achieve our ambition.


Due to some changes in our Commercial Finance team we now have 4 vacancies available for experienced Finance Analyst’s to come and join us. Our Finance Analyst role plays a crucial part in supporting our category teams.

Supported by the Finance Business partners/Managers, you will design and implement improved reporting and analysis to drive improved profitability across all our categories. You will do this by:

-Preparing daily and weekly forecasts for your category

-Review, improve and automate current reporting, including commercial reporting packs/dashboards

-Supporting business with budgeting and forecasting and adhoc finance initiative

Requirements

You will be naturally curious, have excellent interpersonal skills and not be afraid to try new ways of working.

You will currently be working towards ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification

You will have excellent analytical skills and be able to interpret large datasets to non-analytical people.

You will be able to work at pace and have the ability to navigate and thrive successfully through a complex and
demanding business

You will love finding new ways to help our category teams save money and ultimately increase profit.

Benefits

  • Flexible Benefits package of £1,000 (Can take as salary uplift)
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5
  • Onsite gym with over 25 classes
  • Health and wellbeing agenda
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Private Pension matched at 6%
  • Brand Discount
  • Bonus Potential (performance & business related)
  • On-site discounted restaurant and coffee houses
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking *Subject to availability and postcode eligibility
  • Flexible working option

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Finance Analyst who is looking for their next career move. If you are interested to find out more please contact the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct or apply online.

Please note that the Talent Acquisition team at Shop Direct is managing this vacancy directly and will not be accepting CVs sent by any recruitment agencies

Please be advised, if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check

If you are a current employee of Shop Direct please apply via Talent Online as an internal applicant.


"It is a fantastic time to join our team as we are at the start of an exciting transformation journey. Working closely with the Finance Manager, this role will enable you to gain commercial experience and provide the business with financial analysis to aid them to make key commercial decisions"

Stephanie Lucas

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