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TALENT. PASSION. SPARK

The Perfume Shop is the largest single category fragrance retailer in the UK. We’ve been on the Best Companies to Work For list, been awarded #7 in Top-Rated Retail Workplaces, and won the 2019 Online Retailer of the Year Award.

People are at the heart of everything we do. This is not a job, it’s a career.

THE ROLE

Reporting into the Finance Director, this is a highly commercial role, responsible for driving the performance of the physical store network and eCommerce channels through collaboration with the business, insightful analytics and driving a data driven decision making agenda.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take responsibility for presenting insights and recommendations on business performance, including but not limited to identifying opportunities for cost reduction, revenue generation and profit maximization and future growth
  • Lead and drive a roadmap to deliver reporting, analytics and process improvement to deliver efficiencies and insightful analysis through the development of tools, dashboards and models
  • Champion the use of data, driving a culture of data driven decision making within the business
  • Challenge and support senior management to improve performance and manage risks and opportunities
  • Collaborate and influence within peer group to drive strategic direction of the business
  • Day to day leadership of the Commercial Finance and FP&A and Investment teams (6 team members, 3 direct reports)
  • Lead and develop the team to drive growth and performance, setting clear and achievable objectives and ensure development plans are in place

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • ACCA or CIMA qualified with a minimum of 5 years PQE
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to deliver with others
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical, numerical, multi-tasking and problem solving skills
  • Strong prioritisation, organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task 
  • Experience in Oracle Financials or similar
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and developing a strong commercial team
  • You love learning and see this as a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills

CULTURE & REWARD

"People Power" as we call it, is our never-ending drive to support, grow and develop our talented teams. We reward our people for their continuous commitment in several ways:

  • Pension scheme;
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays;
  • 20% off our products in store & online plus additional discounts with our partners including Superdrug and Three Mobile;
  • Health benefits including flu jabs, eye care vouchers and life assurance; 
  • #GrowOurOwn – exclusive access to our e-Learning platform (including professional qualifications and memberships);
  • Give As You Earn to support the causes important to you;
  • Round the clock support from our partnership with RetailTrust – unlimited access to our well-being portal where you can tailor the content to suit your needs;
  • Discretionary Bonus – We love to share our success with you! 

Interested in a career at The Perfume Shop? Apply today! 

Agencies: We are not accepting speculative CV’s or profiles and kindly request that you refrain from contacting us.  

 

The Perfume Shop does not, under any circumstances, make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of any prohibited ground, including but not limited to race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law or prohibited by Company policy. The Perfume Shop is committed to a healthy, safe and inviting work environment where harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

 

Location

Cypress House,Coronation Road,Cressex Business Park,HIGH WYCOMBE,HP12 3SU

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