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Senior Commercial Business Partner - Ingenuity

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Job Category

Finance & Fraud

Division

Finance

Location

UK, Manchester

Job Type

Full-time

THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

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About Finance at THG

Finance at THG is a rapidly growing and evolving team, covering all areas of finance from central functions such as accounts receivable and payable, treasury, tax and internal audit, to specific commercial teams for each of our divisions; Beauty, Tech, Consumer, Health and Brands. As the business expands and takes on new challenges in the form of acquired businesses or new ventures, finance is there to support every step of the way, leading to dynamic and challenging roles – no two days are the same! Common characteristics among our team are the ability to drive change, adaptability and resourcefulness, to ensure we can keep pace with the business, without compromising on financial control or sales performance.

About Ingenuity Finance

THG Ingenuity is THG’s proprietary, end-to-end technology and operating platform that has enabled the group to successfully build and scale its own global, direct-to-consumer brands, including market leaders Myprotein and lookfantastic. The platform continues to power THG’s $1.5 bn annual turnover and now services a growing portfolio of international retailers ready to take their brands to the next level of growth, working with businesses including large well know international brands.

Ingenuity offers an end-to-end solution to our clients and comprises multiple divisions including Ecommerce, Digital – state-of-the-art digital content, Fluently – helping organisations and brands communicate fluently in over 160 languages and Hosting - end-to-end digital commerce ecosystem built for seamless ecommerce and customer engagement. THG ECO is the latest part of Ingenuity, which offers recycling options and ways to become more carbon efficient. This latest part of Ingenuity is really exciting as we embark on our aim to become a more green business.

Ingenuity finance team plays an integral part in the success of THG and provides support to the senior management team to ensure all operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered. The day to day can vary from reporting of key financial information, partnering with business stakeholders or reviewing client proposals, but always driving continuous improvement within the finance function.

About the Role

THG is looking to recruit a Senior Commercial Business Partner to work within our Ingenuity Department. You will play a vital role in the provision of information to the Senior Management team and to the Group.

Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, this is a highly visible and important role within an established Finance team with excellent scope for progression.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the bridge between the company's finance and non-finance executives
  • Making commercial and strategic pricing decisions across THG Ingenuity.
  • Driving forward the pricing, and by extension, the commercial strategy for new business using internal and external data.
  • Owning and developing the published price book and pricing policy for the DTC division
  • The main finance contact on the commercial viability of all proposals through the sales cycle
  • Work directly with the Sales and legal team to provide financial support during contractual negotiations and commercial drafting.
  • Drive continual improvement within finance function educating the team on new product launches, updates to pricing and commercial frameworks.
  • Business partnering the Direct to Consumer sales function, supporting the sales team on client pitches.
  • Ensuring the integrity and system continuous improvement of pricing, quoting in relation to the customer relationship management systems.
  • Work towards profit improvement and financial efficiency

Requirements:

  • Ideally a recognised Finance qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) but this is not a pre requisite for the right person.
  • Proven hands on experience in pricing, financial analysis and business partnering within a fast paced commercial environment is essential.
  • The Senior Commercial Business Partner will bring a wealth of experience in supporting on commercial and strategic pricing decisions.
  • Strong commercial acumen, negotiation skills and a proven track record of enhancing a company’s commercialism.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders across the business.
  • Strategic, Gravitas, Analytical - quick to grasp the fundamentals of a business and have strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-moving and changeable environment.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Previous experience within an online business would be advantageous.
  • A proactive attitude and desire to challenge the status quo.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Wellbeing – Company on-site doctor, physio, hairdresser, free on-site gym, employee assistance program (EAP).
  • 25 days holiday + Birthday off + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Staff Discounts (All THG Brands) + Discounted Staff Shop on-site
  • Hotel Discounts (We own King Street Hotel – King St has a new spa as well)
  • Hale Country Club Discounts (Spa/Gym/Restaurant)
  • Enhanced parenthood pay after 1 year service
  • Discretionary company bonus scheme
  • In-house L&D function who can deliver internal sessions as well as support with external courses/certifications/apprenticeships/upskilling
  • You will have access to use our Tech scheme and Cycle scheme, which is a new salary sacrifice scheme to allow UK employees to purchase from Cycle scheme retailers, and technology from Curry's PC World - through monthly instalments.

THG is proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. If you are invited to interview, please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to the recruitment process that will enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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