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Finance Data Manager

Michael Page Technology

Posted on Jan 4, 2023 by Michael Page Technology

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
£55k - £60k Annual

This role has been created to work between the Data Science (DS) developers, Brand Planning Managers, Commercial and Central Finance. The role will play a pivotal part integrating the Data Science tools into the group, providing 360 feedback, ensuring the inputs and outputs are projecting the most accurate forecast by brand.

Client Details

We are a Top 10 UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving our customers across a portfolio of retail brands including JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. Our ambition is to become the most inclusive retailer in the UK across fashion and home, which is relevant and accessible to all. Our Financial Services offering supports our accessibility by helping customers to spread the cost of shopping with us.

Our Manchester grown business celebrates a heritage spanning over 160 years and we currently employ over 1,800 people across the UK.


The successful Finance Data Manager will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Helping shape/developer a multi-layer Retail Forecast for the business.
  • Further develop an All-Brands Sessions based forecast, then engineer into the Data Science Model
  • Working alongside the Data Science team to ensure the inputs & outputs are in line with the forecasting requirements
  • Create a feed into the Analytics team to build in the above to their suite of reports. This will enable the trading teams to see what their levers are doing to their multiple KPIs
  • High level of Cross functional working, building strong relationships with Trading, Media, Data Science, Fin. Services, IT, and the wider Finance team


The successful Finance Data Manager will be able to demonstrate:

  • SQL & Product structure knowledge
  • Strong Excel & Power BI
  • Understanding of how Marketing, Finance and Buying & Merchandising work together to achieve Brand objectives
  • Build & maintain multi-function relationships - dealing with multiple inputs from various functions whilst maintaining a high level of 'ownership', showing you are a subject matter expert
  • Ability to interrogation of large data sets, with a very keen eye for accuracy

Job Offer

In addition to a competitive salary, the successful Finance Data Manager can expect:

  • Competitive bonus scheme - we reward you when we succeed
  • Company pension scheme which we'll match up to 5% and if you put in 6% we'll contribute 8%.
  • Life Assurance
  • You will receive 24 days plus bank holidays. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service, and you'll have the option to purchase an extra 10 days per year.
  • Amazing colleague discount scheme across all our brands

Reference: 1844619762


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