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Finance Business Partner (Commercial Retail) Stansted Airport

Date: 18-Jun-2021

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

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  • We are proud to be diverse. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
  • 2X Senior strategic Business Partner roles – supporting our Operations.
  • Based at Stansted Airport
  • Great base salary (on experience) + bonus + generous car allowance + 11% pension contribution + free parking + a range of corporate benefits
  • Flexible working available for a great work life balance

 

Learn more about MAG: https://youtu.be/Us0f97vKquk

 

 

Company:

 

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major Airport Services business based out of Chicago. Pre-Covid, we were enjoying year on year growth with FY20 seeing MAG earn £893 million (+3.7%) in revenue, driven by passenger numbers along with non-aero yields and increased cargo operations, contributing more than £3b to the UK economy. We see the post Covid world yielding much the same. To our 59.6 million passengers and 5000+ colleagues, we are more than simply where your holiday begins! We are 24/7 self-contained towns, with 6 million square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, parking, event locations and hotels (to name just some of our on-site services)

 

 

Role Purpose:

 

  • As a finance Business Partner at Stansted Airport you will work closely with the Airport leadership teams to maximise value from the recovery and into growth.
  • You will Provide finance business partner support to a number of senior stakeholders across Stansted, building key relationships with their teams whilst providing decision making support through first class financial information, analysis and recommendations. All while maintaining a strong system of financial controls.
  • You will foster effective working relationships and collaborative approach across the Group, including the wider finance team.

 

 

Role 1: Commercial Finance Business Partner role:

 

As the Commercial Finance Business Partner you will work closely with the Group Retail & Commercial Director, Head of Group Retail and Group Head of Commercial.

Your key responsibilities will be:

 

  • Analysis of business case appraisals with supporting sensitivity analysis for key commercial agreements and contract negotiations.
  • Delivery of the annual business plan, quarterly forecasting and ongoing performance review processes for STN retail and commercial, ensuring forecasts are meaningful, identifying risk and opportunities around future performance, and looking for ways to mitigate risks and exploit opportunities.
  • To proactively investigate performance and trends to assist in providing “early warnings” to the business and senior management.
  • To assist stakeholders with understanding the financial implications of all business decisions through the production of ad hoc analysis, modelling and ongoing tracking of business performance.
  • To proactively engage with and manage stakeholders focusing both on STN and broader Group commercial, supporting with relevant and insightful management information and analysis.
  • To Understand and challenging current business practice, identifying and implementing initiatives to improve processes and deliver business growth objectives.
  • To support long term investment decisions and business case development, particularly the Stansted Transformation Programme, to ensure we maximise revenue / EBITDA.

 

 

Role 2: Operations Finance Business Partner role:

 

As the Operations Finance Business Partner you will work closely with the Airport Managing Director and Assets Maintenance Director.

Key responsibilities will be:

 

  • To develop and support delivery of STN Operations budget and quarterly forecasts alongside the ongoing performance review process. Ensure risks and opportunities are identified and look for ways to mitigate risks and exploit opportunities.
  • Work proactively with key business partners and stakeholders to develop successful partnering relationships, providing forward looking insight and challenge, adding demonstrable value through delivering business insights - acting as a catalyst for the business’ change.
  • Provide strong financial review together with effective support for business development initiatives and supporting business cases (e.g. insourcing of elements of engineering and maintenance), ensuring there are  clear, financially robust evaluations which achieve STN financial targets.
  • Proactively investigate spend trends to assist in providing “early warnings” to the business and senior management.
  • Assist stakeholders with understanding the financial implications of all business decisions through the production of ad hoc analysis, modelling and ongoing tracking of business performance.
  • To deputise for the Airport Head of Finance as required.

 

 

You:

 

Candidates who can demonstrate a mix of the following skills will be of particular interest:

  • Qualified Accountant, with some post qualification experience essential.
  • Previous Business Partnering experience with a Proven ability to work matrix management structure across multiple business lines and streams.
  • Proactive, driven and solutions-focused approach.  You will be a self-starter who is able to apply best practice appropriately, use internal and external insights, spot trends, patterns and connections and make recommendations - and you will be empowered to do so.
  • Business Planning experience in an FP&A/Forecasting role, with strong analytical skills, attention to detail and commercial awareness.
  • Experience preparing business case appraisals including key investment metrics e.g. NPV, IRR, ROI (or demonstrable potential to successfully perform this).
  • Effective communicator, with exceptional stakeholder management skills, able to constructively challenge and influence senior stakeholders.  Able to provide credible and compelling presentation or challenge, underpinned with effective use of data/evidence/market insight, communicated in a way that is tailored to the stakeholder.
  • Proven ability to plan, organise and prioritise demanding workloads in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills with experience of financial modelling. Knowledge of SAP will be beneficial.

 

These roles would suit someone who wants to drive their career forward. As a Group that always aims to promote from within, both positions offers great career opportunities across the broader business. It is critical that you are self-motivated, driven, able to work at pace and have the interpersonal skills required to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders across multiple sites.

 

 

What we Offer:

 

This role offers the opportunity to work for the largest Airport Group in the country within a role that will support our business during a pivotal time of opportunity and growth. We are offering a great base salary (on experience) + bonus + generous car allowance + 11% pension contribution + free parking + a range of corporate benefits

 

We are proud to also offer a flexible approach to work to ensure that you keep a positive work life balance.

 

 

Equal Opportunities 

 

MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

 

Reasonable Adjustments

 

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.

 

 

 

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