Head of Finance - Retail

Contract type

Permanent

Category

Support Centre - Finance

Location

Costa House, 6 Porz Avenue, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, GB-BDF, LU55YG, GBR

Costa Coffee – Head of Finance (Retail) We’re looking for a highly commercial Finance leader with broad functional and operational experience, it is essential that you will have previously wor



Costa Coffee – Head of Finance (Retail)

We’re looking for a highly commercial Finance leader with broad functional and operational experience, it is essential that you will have previously worked within the retail, hospitality or leisure sector.

Prior experience of successful business partnering, which has positively impacted growth is crucial.  In this pivotal position you will deliver a constant contribution to Costa Coffees overall strategic direction within UK&I Retail.
 

This role is the key business partner to the UK&I Retail Director and their teams. Along with managing and leading direct team members, this role pulls together the analytics and insight around Retail performance to inform the commercial decision-making process.

 

A bit about us...
 

At the heart of Costa Coffee are our values; we believe in Passion, Warmth, Trust and Courage. We are the No 1 coffee brand in the UK and as part of the Coca-Cola Company, we’re on a journey to be the worlds most loved coffee brand, we don’t settle for mediocre. We’ve come a long way from the Costa brothers first roastery in 1971, today we are a total coffee company that delivers great coffee to our consumers all over the globe. Along with our much-loved stores, this includes our Express machines, Ready to Drink range, and a long list of friends and partnerships. Costa are proud of our collaborative and inclusive workforce, who continually unlock new growth and innovation.

 

A bit about the role...

Reporting to the UK&I Finance Director you’ll lead the overall budget process for UK&I business and develop effective financial reporting capability and KPIs.  You’ll provide regular updates on financial performance, including insight into underlying drivers and required actions; carried out weekly and monthly, to the Retail Leadership Team and other key stakeholders.  This will enable effective financial control, understanding of key factors to drive management decisions and action.

This is an ideal opportunity for a finance professional to step up and define their career within a hugely successful business, with the following key responsibilities:

  • Maintain a detailed understand of financial risks, opportunities and mitigate options as required
  • Develop effective financial reporting capability and KPIs
  • Lead quarterly forecasting process for the Retail business
  • Maintain financial control over all Retail related spend

A bit about you…

To succeed at Costa, it is important that you embrace our values and enjoy working with diverse and committed colleagues.  It is essential that you have an abundance of retail finance experience as your core responsibilities will also include the enhancement of retail performance on an operational and financial basis.  n addition, we would hope to see some of the below:

  • Essential; Financial qualification (ACCA/CIMA/MBA)
  • Multi-site business experience in an operating / customer driven environment, with significant business partnering experience
  • Ability to demonstrate commercial acumen and decision making
  • Proven ability to coach, lead and develop a large team
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

 

What we can offer...

We’re on an exceptional adventure and can offer a truly purpose led career with good flexibility to suit your personal needs. In addition, you will benefit from the below:

  • BUPA Healthcare
  • Costa Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25% staff discount, including endless free coffee onsite at support office
  • 25 days Holidays

Location / Travel: Dunstable & retail sites (on occasion)

 

At Costa Coffee we celebrate Inclusion and Equality; we believe everyone should bring their true self to work. We advocate collaboration and transparency and embrace differences in all that we do. #nowisthemoment to join.

   



Job ref:

1416-2807

Advertised:

26 Jun 2020

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