Commercial Analyst

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£32,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Up to £32,000
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Are you a commercially minded Finance Analyst who is deadline driven and thrives under pressure? Do you enjoy working independently, managing your workload to meet deadlines? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

Sodexo Healthcare are seeking a commercially minded Finance Analyst to partner with our Commercial and Business Development Teams and support in the preparation of robust, accurate and competitive financial models, providing support with all financial aspects of bids and tenders.

Based in our Salford office, close by Media City you will support the Commercial Finance Manager to prepare, benchmark, analyse and price complex bids. With strong communication skills, focus and attention to detail you will effectively support and partner with our teams including providing and preparing up to date market analysis and prices for bids and tenders.

To be truly successful in this role you will have excellent numerical skills with exceptional attention to detail and a high level of focus. You’ll also be able to prioritise workload and take ownership to drive service excellence and meet deadlines within your area.

Job DescriptionAs part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.
Main Responsibilities
Support the Commercial Finance Manager and Business Development teams in the preparation of Healthcare’s Contract Breakdown Document (CBD) benchmarking, analysis and investment ratios for large & complex bids
Work with SMEs to prepare an accurately costed solution for small and less complex bids 
Interpret data sets, including, where necessary, cleansing, manipulating and analysing data received from the client so that it is presented in a format that can be easily understood and utilized for costing
Support the Commercial Finance Manager in the preparation of the Client Financial Response together with the Basis of Pricing
Analyse the key financial and operational metrics across the current Healthcare Estate and use this to prepare suitable benchmarking tools for bids
Help prepare and update the standard Financial and Pricing Models for efficient use in new projects
Ensure compliance with the internal governance process and all submissions to clients reflect the internal approval
Support the Business Development Team in preparing up-to-date market analysis

The Ideal CandidateWhat’s essential:

Part or fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with relevant experienced in financial modelling, costing and pricing methodologies
Great attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to co-ordinate workloads
Proven IT skills, ability to demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office (with an advanced knowledge of Excel)
Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes
Good communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively across the business
Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team

Where we can be flexible:

Knowledge of  Healthcare / Facilities Management industries
Knowledge of financial bid preparation and tendering process

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Chloe Bromley

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