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Title:  Sales Finance Business Partner

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Finance & Tax

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Sales Finance Business Partner


Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, flexible working from home and office, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme. 


We are currently recruiting for a Sales Finance Business Partner to join our friendly team based in Market Drayton, in a hybrid working model, to act as a key business partner to the sales team providing day to day strategic financial and commercial decision support on a planning cycle basis for customer base.


Further responsibilities include M cycle support and month end review. The successful candidate will also will be required to support the Financial Controller when required, including system and processes and continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities


Business partner key Account Sales Controller and Teams:-


  • Providing financial and commercial decision support and insight to drive the business forward in these areas.
  • Covering convenience, discounter, Co-op and out of home
  • Management of customer P&Ls
  • Evaluation and development of individual customer business plans.
  • Input into the sales business review process
  • Pre and Post promo evaluation reviews
  • Support in terms of resolving debt issues
  • Dealing with day to day queries from your key accounts
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis as and when required
  • Working closely on JBPs, attending external customer meetings
  • Go Compliance – ensure financial commitments from pre-evaluated and pre-approved in line with company’s compliance policy.
  • Building strong relationships across the commercial teams to ensure involvement in decisions upfront.
  • To remain accurate in a fast paced commercial environment whilst remaining pragmatic in judgment of materiality
  • Being able to take a holistic view across the commercial sphere to ensure decisions are appropriate.


M Cycle Support:-


  • Controlling support in M cycle process working closely with Sales Controller and teams
  • Sales business review and pre meeting attended providing support and analysis to feed into presentation
  • Reviewing, analysing and challenging Risk and opportunities and commercial forecast
  • Analysing monthly financial forecast to provide insight into key changes by customer and brand, explaining variances vs previous forecast, budget and prior year results.


Lead the Commercial Month end process for Customer base:-


  • Reconciliation of customer NSV
  • Analysis of performance vs forecast and prior year
  • Preparation of required journal postings
  • Month End Day 5/6/7 preparation and reporting
  • Provide commentary on key drivers of performance for customer base


Lead the Commercial planning process for Customer base:-


  • On an annualised basis (July – September) lead the commercial teams business unit area through the commercial budgeting process ensuring robust plans are developed which meet the issued top down targets.




  • Managing a wide ranging stakeholder base across the business
  • Working to tight deadlines with agility and proficiency
  • Time Management
  • Willingness to drive change and process improvements
  • Advice and support of strategic changes affecting sales and wider business


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:-


  • Ability to provide decision support and challenge to the commercial teams
  • Relationship building and communication skills
  • Financial and commercial modelling skills
  • Structured approach to managing priorities across multiple projects over different time horizons
  • Ability to operate at all levels within the commercial teams
  • Stakeholder management
  • Management of multiple projects.


Professional Qualifications:-


  • Recognised Accounting qualification – CIMA/ACCA/ACA



Personal Qualities:-


  • Key team Player
  • Strong communicator
  • Dynamic
  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Time Management
  • Decision making and influencing skills
  • Agile thinking


The Process

If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this Sales Finance Business Partner vacancy, please apply at
#L1 – MB1

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