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Customer Finance Business Partner - UK Active

Customer Finance Business Partner - UK Active

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Permanent Full-Time
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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Key Purpose of Job:

Partner the UK Active Commercial Director to deliver sustainable & profitable sales growth for the region


  • Produce a UK Active monthly reporting pack - Sales Performance / Risks & Op
  • Performance management for UK Active Channel/Customer Sales targets
  • Attend and input into monthly IBP (S&OP) Commercial review meetings
  • Support UK Active Controllers/Account Managers with Customer JBP planning & trade term negotiations
  • Monitor & track key customer KPIS (e.g. Sell out, availability, stock, etc)
  • Manage UK Active Sales budgeting process
  • Active participant in UK Active leadership team
  • Customer / Channel Profitability analysis and improvement (including Marketing investment ROI)
  • Provide effective decision support to the UK Active team
  • Financial support for UK Active customer projects
  • Manage & plan UK Active cost centre
  • Input into seasonal UK Pricing for Active Brands 


Needs to have

  • Qualified CIMA, ACA, ACCA with previous experience in business partnering at a senior level
  • Recent multi-brand retail experience, with a strong understanding of category disciplines and cross-functional working
  • Advanced analytical, data and modelling skills
  • Clear understanding of financial implications of business activities and are able to discuss financial performance in terms of key business drivers
  • Use the tools and data available to form insights to aid your strategic and operational decision-making and influencing, and you use these insights to influence and persuade others
  • Ensure alignment through collaborative relationships, empathy and understanding across the business
  • Engender a great team spirit and always seek to deliver the best outcome for the business, championing delivery on both sides of the scales
  • Strong drive to impact business performance

Needs to be

  • An excellent communicator, both verbally and through presentation of analytics
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Confident and willing to challenge
  • Always looking at process improvements, simplifying processes to focus on the value add
  • Proactive and have the initiative to solve problems
  • Dedicated, deadline focussed, determined and capable of multi-tasking
  • Quick to understand business models and processes (concept to launch)
  • Accurate and pay attention to detail
  • Excellent team player