Finance Business Partner - Packaged Category

Job Title: Finance Business Partner - Packaged Category
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary: Competitive
Reference: tesco/TP/4505775/529733
Contact Name: Payal Khakhria
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 07, 2019 13:19

Job Description

About the role
You’ll be part of the Packaged Product finance team, working at the heart of the UK business, directly with the Product teams across categories including both Packaged food (from Beers Wines and Spirits, Impulse, Grocery and Household), non-food categories, PFS and Tobacco. 
You will be working directly with the BWS Category as their Key finance contact, helping to drive value through the category, as well as working more broadly across the division
The role provides a fantastic opportunity for an experienced financial professional to business partner the BWS Category. This is a key area of the business, helping to shape and drive the overall UK trading performance
You will be working closely with the BWS Category Director and Leadership team, using insight and analysis to provide support and challenge to help drive category performance
This is a high-profile role responsible for partnering with senior Product colleagues, and requires delivery of individual objectives as well as the ability to perform as part of a team
You will be responsible for
  • Lead the Finance processes as the key business partner to the BWS Category Director and Senior team
  • Use your financial acumen to support the Product teams on all aspects of financial decision making, as well as playing a key role in broader leadership meetings
  • Through robust analysis, work with the Category to understand the performance of key seasonal trading periods (i.e. Christmas) and key trading deals, and drive improvements in future plans
  • Lead and drive cross-divisional projects with strong insight to help drive greater value business decision
  • Work with the Category teams, providing insightful challenge to ensure robust plans are in place to deliver against both financial and non-financial metrics
  • Work closely with our Tax Colleagues to understand the implications of changes to UK Duty rates
  • Provide insight into overall Category performance on an end to end basis to help drive decisions and initiatives that step change overall business profitability
  • Ensure Product teams are aware of relevant financial requirements and drive best practice from an operational and governance perspective (e.g. Booker)
  • Build strong networks across the business
You will need
  • Ability to build strong relationships across all Finance and Divisional teams
  • Inspires great performance, and fosters a motivating and collaborative team environment
  • Experience of business partnering, planning and forecasting processes, and a track record of providing excellent insight and analysis 
  • Able to engage, influence and work with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, and commercial awareness
  • Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
What’s in it for you
We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:
  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay 
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
About us
Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.
Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.
In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.
If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.