Finance Business Partner – Marketing

Sysco GB

Job Description

Brakes have an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified accountant to join us as a Finance Business Partner on a full-time permanent basis, who will report to the Head of Finance. This role will provide strategic analysis and support for the Commercial Marketing Team and Senior Business Partner as well as reviewing department expenditure, campaign development and progress, data analysis and producing month end reporting, deliverable guidance and recommendations. A key role to support our recipe for growth, improve performance and drive overall profitability.

This role is offering a home-based contract, with occasional travel to the Ashford, Kent office or any other location as required.


  • Business partnering the UK Marketing and Customer Marketing Directors.
  • Business partnering the Commercial and Independent Finance Teams and Commercial Marketing Senior Finance Business Partner.
  • Working with the Marketing team on campaign modelling, customer eligibility, targets & subsequent analysis on ROI and the benefits derived.
  • Attend regular meetings both with the Marketing team and Finance which will include monthly P&L reviews and quarterly FPR’s.
  • Leveraging analysis into deliverable guidance / recommendations to managers and directors.
  • Clear understanding of the drivers of actual weekly and monthly results compared to forecast/budget and prior year.
  • Responsible for alignment of the Marketing plans across the Commercial Sales divisions.
  • Governance and reporting on spend (inc MPR, QBR) and the alignment of marketing spend with sales forecasts.
  • Supporting the Independent finance teams with weekly flash files and Workday updates.
  • Supporting the annual budgeting process within Workday to ensure the new year is aligned correctly with the plans.
  • Act as deputy for the Senior Finance Business Partner / Head of Finance as required.
  • Support the rest of the team with their daily activities, developing new ways of working or simplifying current reporting. This will include projects on overall Commercial costs, Commercial sales bonus schemes and reporting in Workday.
  • Developing of models to provide insight on key cost information across all the Commercial teams
  • Working closely with the Marketing teams to consolidate budgets, rolling projections and analysing of variances or opportunities to save costs.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

You’ll be a qualified accountant in CIMA, ACCA or ACA and be able to drive performance through insight. Someone with strong business partnering skills across all levels with the confidence and ability to understand trends and results. A high level of competency in financial analysis and modelling is essential. This role will require you to flex to different audiences and build strong stakeholder relationships so you must be comfortable with feedback and react with broad thinking. A great role for someone who has a history of adding value and has the enthusiasm to strive for continuous improvement. We are looking for an individual who is highly numerate with strong data analytical skills who enjoys working towards tight deadlines in an agile commercial environment.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, company car / allowance, competitive pension scheme, the option to purchase additional annual leave, home-based working agreement, flexible lifestyle benefits package, discount across the full range of our award-winning food and private medical health care!

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At Sysco GB everyone is welcome. We don’t want you to ‘fit our culture’ we want you to help define it and we actively celebrate the unique talents of each and every colleague. We don’t just look at your CV, we’re more focused on who you are and your potential. As part of our values, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a voice, is appreciated and has the same opportunities. We work hard to ensure that everyone feels part of our business, as we care for one another and connect the world through food and trusted partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone belongs and thrives at Sysco GB and we recognise that Sysco GB can only thrive when everyone feels they belong. We’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our resourcing team who will be happy to support you. 

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