Finance Business Partner (Fulfilment Operations) 6 Month FTC
Ocado Group
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
2d ago

Due to exceptional growth we have added an additional 12 sites to our portfolio. To support this we require a Commercial Finance Business partner to come and join us on a 6 Month FTC Maternity cover.

You will partner with Directors across the business to drive performance. If you are a qualified Accountant with a great blend of Technical Accounting skills and commercial acumen, we would love to hear from you.

This is a superb opportunity for you to build your own destiny on a global platform.

Here are some of the things you can expect in role?

  • Providing value adding financial insight, support and challenge to the fulfilment operational teams by building effective working relationships at all levels, including senior managers and with other departments in the business
  • Business Partnering : support, lead and influence the Fulfilment Operations Director & senior leadership team in decision making for commercial contracts, supplier tenders, pay reviews, business reviews, performance-improvement projects and ad-hoc analysis etc.
  • Lead the operational annual Budget and quarterly Forecast processes, with the support of the Finance Manager for UK Logistics, providing healthy challenge, understand key drivers for cost variances, manage the communication of risks and opportunities inherent within assumptions to senior stakeholders (Directors, Heads of Finance) and demonstrating value provided to retail clients
  • Lead the periodic management accounts review process, providing analysis and commentary, presenting to Head of Finance and Fulfilment Operations senior management team
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the operational drivers to highlight areas requiring course correction, identify on-going operational opportunities and risks and manage expectations with senior stakeholders (Directors, Heads of Finance)
  • Ownership, presentation and review of weekly CFC reporting, providing insight for the weekly KPIs through accurate reporting and knowledge of the weekly operations at site.
  • Challenging accuracy and robustness of existing reporting and continuing to develop reporting for new projects and business areas
  • Continually identify and implement improvements to business processes to increase efficiency and ensure all costs are recorded accurately in the accounts.
  • Here's what we are looking for :

  • Qualified or equivalent
  • Experience of reporting period management accounting, analysis and commentary. Can you tell the story?
  • Budgeting and forecast experience
  • True Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills, able to interact with different stakeholders with an open mind
  • We are fast paced and innovative. Does this sound an environment you may flourish in?
  • We use Oracle Fusion and Hyperion, if you have these technical skills it will really come in handy
  • About Ocado Group

    When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

    Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution : enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

    Only a 20 minute commute from London King’s Cross and with a free shuttle bus provided from Hatfield Station to the office.


    Ocado employee experience is very important to us. As well as keeping a smile on your face with weekly massages, a games room, coffee shop, weekly food samples and amazing food hall to satisfy your daily breakfast and lunch taste buds.

  • All Ocado employees are offered a benefits package of - 25 days holiday, 15% discount on your weekly ocado shop, pension, share options, discounts on gym memberships and much much more .
  • Our values : we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better ...


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