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Financial Business Partner

 

EXPERIENCED FINANCE PROFESSIONAL? LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT ROLE IN AN EXCITING BUSINESS?

GAME CHANGERS AND SPORT LOVERS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Want to play a part in leaving a positive impact on the environment and our community? Want to be responsible for making a long-term difference? Now is your opportunity - join Decathlon UK on our quest to deliver sustainable growth!  We are on the hunt for a Financial Business Partner who is committed to driving this strategy and is committed to make a positive change in our company for teammates and customers!
 

Decathlon UK has embarked on a strong, results-oriented multi-year investment journey to succeed in its strategic goals in transformation, innovation and sustainability. We strive to become the #1 referent for sport and wellbeing in the UK market, and our main challenge will be to strengthen our omni channel performances and to transform our current business model to make the pleasure and benefits of sports more accessible to the UK population. This role will play a key part in the success of this transformation into a market-leading retailer both in the physical and digital world!

 

Are you ready to be part of the adventure?

 

What will you benefit from?

  • Career progression - At Decathlon, you are in charge of your own career path, so whether you aspire to become a Store Manager or our CEO - we'll support you the whole way!

  • Share holding & Profit sharing scheme - We’re one big international family who exclusively co-owns our business and shares the profit we make with our employees.

  • We play sports together at HQ and have regular team socials!

  • Health & Wellbeing programmes

  • Cycle to work scheme - At least 25% discount on a bike of your choice.

  • 30% staff discount on our Decathlon products 

 

Discover more of our company benefits here.

 

Your Core Responsibilities:

  • Partner directly with cross functional teams to build and coordinate strategic business initiatives & transformation projects across the country. 

  • Analyse , communicate and propose solutions about the levers of value creation and extra financial data (environmental impact, customers, market insights), by focusing on all three pillars of our mission - planet, people, profit

  • Advocate for supporting and challenging decision making - you will promote this mindset not only in the Finance team but across all departments.

Do you have what it takes?

 

We are looking for a mixture of candidates from a multitude of backgrounds. Driven by innovation, you will be able to drive value creation with the different business leaders.  You’ll act as a guardian of the new business models, guaranteeing the reliability of the figures and financial processes.

You enjoy being part of a team and working in a global network. You have the ability to bring people together. Hands-on, curious and a problem-solving mentality are characteristics that define you.

You are a self-starter who is comfortable operating independently and within a global network. 

 

Sound like you? Read on for more information...

 

Who are you?

Essential

  • You have a keen interest in sports - afterall, that’s what Decathlon is all about!

  • Relevant experience working in finance, including experience within commercial finance and business partnering

  • You adapt a growth and learning mindset with a focus on results

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and networking skills which enable you to bring different team members together with a strong sense of team spirit

  • Excellent analytical skills with a deep understanding and passion for business

  • Proficiency in financial modelling and analysis in Excel

  • Open minded and curious about the general business environment

  • Great verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to be a trusted translator between finance and business leadership

  • Strong technical accounting and corporate finance knowledge, and understanding of economic ratios

Desirable

  • Strong focus on innovation, sustainability and E-commerce (a previous experience within a digital or omni channel environment is a plus)

  • Experience using financial forecasting tools such as Board and Qlik, or other similar tools

IF YOU LOVE SPORT AND WANT TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER IN AN EXCITING BUSINESS, APPLY TODAY!

 

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