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Job Title:  Finance Business Partner Head Franchise

Date:  12-Nov-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

Are you an experienced Finance Manager available for a 6 month fixed term contract (hybrid or remote)?

Want to work for a global business thats a force for good?

We'd love to hear from you.....APPLY NOW...

Experienced Finance Manager required for 6 months FTC working on a hybrid/remote basis out of our Littlehampton, West Sussex head office. Reporting to the Head of Channel Business Partnering, you will provide expert financial guidance to the EMEA Head Franchise team (Commercial and Account management teams) and perform relevant and timely analysis of financial data in order to inform the business decision making processes.

More about the role

Main roles and responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading the Budgeting and Trend process.
  • Supporting the Franchise Account Team throughout the Business Planning and 3 Year Plan cycle, including consolidation of market submissions.
  • Leading the Weekly trade meeting where current purchase plans are reviewed and challenged.
  • Making recommendations on new market launches and other specific market requests.
  • Keeping the Senior Leadership team updated on current P&L performance, highlighting any risks and opportunities.
  • Full Preparation of the Monthly Management accounts, including all Month-end reporting and Balance Sheet account reconciliations.

What we look for

  • Experience working in a Commercial Finance Function.
  • Leading cross functional teams, providing a strong finance voice and challenge.
  • Track record of delivering continuous improvement in processes and reporting
  • Ability to communicate financial information clearly to none finance managers.
  • Able to offer challenge, to the ideas of more Senior managers
  • Ability to engage and influence business stakeholders.
  • Developing and maintaining business models within excel, dealing with high volumes of data
  • Finance Qualification         

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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