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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire Booker Group

About the role

Are you looking for your next challenge in the Finance Department?

We are looking for a qualified Accountant with Financial Planning and Analysis experience to partner our Catering Managing Director during an exciting time for Booker, within a period of growth and opportunity.

The role is a varied blend of FP&A and Commercial finance and will support this dynamic division of the business. Working closely with the Catering sales, customer and operations teams, the role will be the key finance contact to deliver insightful analysis to the business, support strategic decision making and projects. The role will also prepare and present budgets, forecasts and performance reports to the business and help navigate drivers to deliver key financial metrics

This role can be based in either our Support Centre in Watford, Wellingborough, or alternatively in Tesco Welwyn Garden City.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop and lead a small finance support team over time for the Catering side of the business.
  • Support the Catering growth business strategy and targets, overseeing KPI's, performance budgets and forecasts.
  • Proactively partner the Group Catering Managing Director and the senior team. Finance is considered a key part of the Catering team and involved in all strategic decisions.
  • Work closely with the business to deliver growth strategy and continue to win market share. This will also involve working on exciting projects and the long-term strategy for Booker Catering.
  • Support the delivery of Sales / Commercial Gross / Cost plans for Catering and drive and deliver performance against agreed KPIs and Budgets.
  • Responsible for liaising with internal and external Auditors.
  • Work cross-functionally with the business and finance teams to support and enhance the processes of developing strategy, annual budgets, periodic forecasts, and actual performance of the Catering business.
  • Oversee catering discount schemes, new business quotes, customer credit and monitor and highlight risks and opportunities as they arise.
  • Pull together a regular and comparable market read / tracker for the Catering segment.
  • Promote team culture which recognises right behaviours and makes Booker 'A Place to Get On'.

You will need

  • To be a qualified accountant.
  • Demonstrable Financial Planning and Analysis Experience.
  • Previous people management experience would be advantageous.
  • Strong Communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels within the business, coupled with good presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to take ownership and influence strategically to drive results and performance.
  • Able to build credible and long-lasting relationships across functions and Teams.
  • A Team player, with the ability to promote and demonstrate Booker's key objectives and behaviours.

Whats in it for you

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with 10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly pay day, ie. thirteen times a year. In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Free eye test when you spend £50 or more. You can also save 30% when you spend £50 or more on glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • Exclusive access to discounted RAC breakdown cover rates
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A great holiday package

About The Company

Be part of something special. Join our team at Booker.

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country.

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Chef Direct. Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

Wherever you join us, you'll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco

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