Finance Business Partner -Experience Design & Product Platform & Efficacy and Research
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The Product Finance team is responsible for acting as Business Partners driving strategy, planning and overall financial performance. This position will partner withExperienced Design, Product Management Platforms and Efficacy & Researchleadership within the Product organization to understand the current dynamics in relevant parts of the company portfolio, compare to market trends and optimise investment opportunities. This position reports to the _Finance VP of Global Product_ .
Directly responsible a cost base of approx.£30mincluding both opex and capex.
Collaboration, partnership and active stakeholder management are foundational to success in this role. Thriving in an evolving environment, working to drive innovation, and embed industry best practice to drive sustainable growth is key.
Strategy & Resource Planning
Applies a strategic planning approach, identifying tools, techniques and practices that are business enablers and enhance improvements in cost/performance or sustainability.
Monitors the finance progress against leadership team strategic goals and identifies bottlenecks to progress, identifying potential solutions, providing advice and escalating as needed to ensure goals are achieved.
Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting
Supports planning processes, including setting targets, communicating assumptions, coordinating budget preparation, challenging submissions and seeking synergies upon consolidation.
Provides the business with relevant financial support to enable effective planning utilizing appropriate budgeting and forecasting techniques.
Provides reasoned advice on modelling, planning and forecasting with reference to cost, time and quality which incorporate the organization strategic direction.
Applies common quantitative techniques such as discounted cash flow (DCF) and value at risk (VAR) to model the economic, fiscal and accounting impact of typical commercial activities, or standard financial structures and instruments.
Provides analysis to support decision-making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting and fiscal implications.
Prepares and analyses problems using sensitivity analysis and other techniques; reviews variance analysis and account reconciliations, and identifies significant items requiring the attention of higher-level management.
Has experience working with multiple business models.
Investment Analysis & Allocation
Applies a combination of quantitative methods, qualitative judgement and forward estimates in the development of sophisticated capital investment analysis.
Communicates investment analysis criteria to non-finance professionals in a clear and concise manner to support decision making in resource that drives revenue growth.
Applies various techniques such as target costing, value analysis, life cycle and discuss implications.
Prepares analysis and reports that enable the business management to effectively challenge costs and inform decision-making.
Participates in waste elimination efforts with the business to understand key drivers and cost reduction opportunities.