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Senior Commercial Finance Analyst - E-commerce Investments

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

At Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fuelled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them work better, we’ve spent the last 27 years pioneering inventions and continually improving. We’re growing fast. And our ambition is huge. But it’s not simply about more people and more profit. Dyson is all about pioneering ideas and new technologies. It’s about inventing the future.

Our philosophy remains the same as it was 27 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family-owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking. At Dyson we constantly strive to find more pioneering ways to solve everyday problems.

About the role

The role is UK-based on-site at our self-designed Malmesbury campus and also our central Bristol office.

The Senior Finance Analyst supports the commercial finance centre of expertise with the delivery of global investment appraisal & governance for e-commerce channels. The role supports the global commercial executive team to ensure that strategy and performance for the portfolio is aligned with the business and financial objectives of the operating model. The role will collaborate with senior business and financial stakeholders, across group and markets to (i) drive planning & investment governance, (ii) analyse and support decision-making on strategic global investments, (iii) identify investment optimization opportunities and (iv) develop global finance tools and best practices.

Investment appraisal 

  • Support the Finance Manager and the executive team with the setting of financial guardrails across the e-commerce sales channels (Dyson.com, Marketplaces), helping to identify and quantify the financial implication behind strategic plans and targets, providing critical evaluation and recommendations.

  • Support business case development, investment appraisal and decision-making for e-commerce investments, working cross-functionally with commercial and IT stakeholders to assess the ROI of future planned investments. Develop post-investment analysis to track performance against objectives and provide actionable recommendations for course-correction if required. Build a repository of learning that inform future investment decisions.

  • Be an SME within the centre of expertise for the various e-commerce business & financial models, providing strategic consultation to markets on how they can leverage new ways of working to scale e-commerce in a more profitable and capital efficient way.

Global governance & capabilities

  • Partner with group and market finance to create appropriate commercial investment governance, be tireless in pursuit of embedding governance into the e-commerce investment appraisal process globally.

  • Contribute to the centre of expertise by creating e-commerce finance know-how and tools, identify best practices, and promote the execution of such practices globally.


Business partnering

  • Support the Finance Manager and the e-commerce leadership team with the development of the e-commerce strategic plan.

  • Maintain the 2yr investment pipeline schedule that supports the delivery of the strategic plan.

About you

  • Strong communication skills, with ability to influence and interpret financial information to provide insight to senior management

  • Energetic and engaging with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude; a problem solver

  • Flexible and willing to adapt priorities based on changing stakeholder needs, proactively manages expectations around the quality and timing of delivery across multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to understand and apply key accounting principles

  • A successful self-starter, comfortable working with ambiguity, with a relentless drive for continuous improvement

  • Experience collaborating with multi-functional and diverse stakeholders, with a willingness to work across global time-zones if required

  • Experience in developing new ways of working and driving global alignment to them

  • Experience within an e-commerce business desirable

Benefits

Financial:

  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  

 
Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bath. Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  

 
Health benefits:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependants 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 

  • On-site well-being centre 


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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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