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  • Rebate Finance Manager

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive with excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours Per Week - Monday to Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-Jan-2019
  • Job reference: 19043

Job Description

Rebate Finance Manager

Location - Northampton

£Competitive inc Benefits.

Grade - M2

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rebate Finance Manager to join us at our newly refurbished site in Northampton. This is a hugely exciting opportunity where you will be primarily accountable for all aspects of rebate (customer and supplier), contract claims accounting and cash management for the Plumbing & Heating division for Travis Perkins.

It’s an exciting time to be joining us as we embark on a transformation journey to create a stronger, efficient and more profitable business. Our strategy focuses on nurturing what already makes us great, while building plans to differentiate our customer offer and continuing to develop expertise, range and delivering a great service to make it easier for customers to do business with us.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide clear leadership and manage a team of part qualified accountants.  You’ll focus on optimisation of profit and cash flows, whilst ensuring that trading relationships with customers and suppliers are not damaged through this process.  The division operates within a complex supply chain structure so this person will play a pivotal role in ensuring that rebates are correctly calculated and allocated across the business whilst also providing insight to aid strategic decision making within this area.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Collection and accounting for ~£300m of supplier rebate income and ~£100m of supplier contract claims income as well as Payment of ~£20m of customer rebate expense

  • Optimisation of divisional profit and cash flows in respect of the above whilst maintaining strong supplier and customer relationships

  • Drive margin improvement from accuracy of calculation of rebate accruals and provision of insight into areas of opportunity on rebate deals

  • Management of rebate calculation and reporting tools used within the division with a view to improving current processes and system capabilities to drive efficiency and aid visibility

  • Effective management and development of 6 direct reports, including: Training, Development, Grievances, Disciplinary and any issues relating to poor performance

  • Working closely with the Commercial Finance teams to understand how commercial and operational decisions may affect the accounts and use this insight to produce meaningful commentary on both p&l and balance sheet position

  • Identification of risk and opportunity on supplier and customer rebate balances and ensure that appropriate provisions are raised for irrecoverable debt in line with company policy

  • Calculation of landed cost (taking into account currency fluctuations) for direct sourced product from overseas

What we are looking for

To be considered, you’ll need to be a qualified accountant with proven post qualification experience. It’s important for you to have experience of managing a team as well as providing training and developing to your direct reports. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be excellent to allow you to successfully engage with senior commercial, financial and operational staff across the business.

What we can offer you?

A busy and fast paced business with great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for career progression - join the Travis Perkins P&H division as a Finance Manager based in Northampton and share our success and good times with a hard-working, friendly bunch of people.


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