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  • Commercial Analyst

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 20-Sep-2018
  • Job reference: 17403

Job Description

Are you looking to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment where you can make a real difference?  We at Travis Perkins are looking for a Commercial Analyst with proven commercial experience who is really passionate about what they do.


Working in a central IT Commercial/Procurement team this role provides great insight into all the businesses across the Group. You will play an important role in supporting the Group’s commercial performance through delivery of a cost reduction programme. This includes analysis of category spend & performance, market dynamics and supplier performance. Ultimately, you’ll be making a real difference in finding profit opportunities.


You will also play a key role in bringing our businesses together by actively supporting collaboration so we can improve our product sourcing, customer proposition and category profitability.


You’ll be responsible for:


  • Identifying and undertaking incisive analysis of the market and industry data, in conjunction with Category teams, to highlight industry trends, market dynamics and TP’s position within.

  • Analysing category data across the Group to model profit benefits through identifying areas to probe and developing the appropriate analytical approach.

  • Provide preliminary findings and/or recommendations to Project Managers and Category teams.

  • Undertake financial modelling of the different negotiation scenarios during each phase of the negotiations, to identify further negotiation levers.

  • Track the commercial impact of the project post the completion of the negotiations.

  • Attending key meetings with Business Units to explain the approach, analysis and key recommendations, influencing the strategy

  • Providing clear and thorough presentations for communicating project savings and negotiation strategies to senior stakeholders

  • Develop and produce  ‘best in class’ templates and models for use within the team and across the commercial function

  • Own and manage regular reporting for use in commercial e.g. commodity and currency data

  • Manage and evolve tracking documents to provide accurate data for use within and outside the team.


What do I need to have?


You will be educated to degree level and have proven experience in either a buying, commercial or commercial finance setting combined with excellent analytical and problem solving skills. You’ll also need to be confident at communicating with key stakeholders and influence across different levels of the business. Finally, we need you to be confident in using the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel. In return, we can offer you a competitive salary with benefits of working for the Travis Perkins Group. If you're interested in this role, please apply as we would love to hear from you!


Why us?


We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.


Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business. So there has never been a better time to join us.  And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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