Commercial Finance Manager- Merchandise, Marketing & Trade

Location: 

Williams Landing, AU

Category:  Finance
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?

Target, we're getting back to what we're are famous for - real quality, that's affordable.
We're making products that stand up to the test of everyday life, at prices that don't cost the earth.
We're making mums happy. Kids smile. Family life, that little bit easier.
We're making sure every Australian can enjoy our products, whilst making a positive difference to our planet so families can trust and rely on us for generations to come.
That's Target!
 

What will you do?

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Finance Manager reporting into the Senior Finance Manager to partner with the business as a trusted advisor to Target and leadership team to support achievement of strategic and financial goals, provide thought leadership on all financial matters through the provision of actionable insights, and provide recommended actions to grow sales and EBIT.
The primary purpose of this role is to support the Merchandise, Marketing and Trade functions with budgeting, planning, commercial analysis and insights to drive optimum sales, profit and stock outcomes in line with overall strategy.  Steer the business to deliver results and KPIs through weekly and monthly trade insights, profitability and performance analysis.

This is a senior role within Target Commercial Finance with strong relationship across all areas of the business to drive major end to end business initiatives. This role will be highly visible with senior leadership at Target and it is a great pathway to building a successful career within Target Commercial Finance and the broader Group.

Key responsibilities of this role includes:

•    Steering the business to deliver results and KPIs through weekly and monthly trade insights, profitability and performance analysis, identification of risks and opportunities 
•    Leading the corporate planning and budgeting processes for Merchandise and Marketing, setting sales and margin budgets, forecasts and stretch targets 
•    Financial review, analysis and decision support for strategic projects and new investments. Draw insights, make recommendations and deliver outcomes.
•    Shaping the trade and promotional strategy through insights on category trends and price elasticity, macroeconomic impacts, and competitor landscape 
•    Drive stock turnover, weeks cover and availability targets through review of inventory position and risk identification with stakeholders
•    Driving the digital acceleration agenda through use of customer insights and data improving Target’s omni channel presence and facilitating collaboration between Merchandise and Online 
•    Simplification and continuous process improvement 
•    Leading a team of three FBPs/ analysts. Coaching and building a sought after, high performing team.  
 

What are we looking for?

 


The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Finance, Commerce, or related discipline along with experience in a Commercial Finance Manager role.  Strong previous experience in commercial, analytical, accounting, strategy or management consulting is essential as is excellent stakeholder engagement skills, advanced Excel knowledge, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
We are also looking for someone that is a self-starter, ambitious, and technically proficient professional. Highly detail originated with a strong understanding of our Target customer. Ability to lead people with experience and build strong working relationships to achieve objectives and provide sound reasoning to decision making. You are someone with excellent communication skills, high levels of enthusiasm, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
We are looking for an individual who is highly commercial and strategically astute; can build strong collaborative relationships; and are focused on delivering outcomes.

Skills and experience required:

•    Tertiary qualification in Finance, Commerce or related discipline 
•    Qualified CPA/CA
•    Minimum 2 years retail experience as a finance partner to senior Merchandise leaders
•    5 to 7 years’ experience in a commercial finance role in a large, fast paced organisation 
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, advanced Excel knowledge, and strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Strong analytical skills, ability to simplify complex problems and share a succinct narrative
•    Experience managing and leading a small to medium sized team
•    Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
 

What will you get?


Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group

•Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart, Bunnings and Officeworks.
•Access to Employee Assistance Program
•Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with onsite parking.
•Novated leasing options
•Paid parental leave scheme
•Flexible work arrangements

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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We don’t just look for people based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.