Finance Business Partner Integrated Operations

Warton

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Job Description

Job title: Finance Business Partner – Integrated Operations COO

Location: Warton. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £64,000+ dependent on skills and experience + Car allowance 

What you’ll be doing:

  • As the Finance Business Partner you will report directly into the Finance Director Air COO supporting Integrated Operations Directors in the Air COO
  • Role will help integrate and drive the overall Performance Framework across the COO, leading and managing a small team to provide high level information and business analysis to drive the strategy, operational performance and improvement plans
  • Provide support to the Air Sector 5-year business plan process.  Role will provide functional subject matter expert support to wider business change programmes to ensure clear outcomes, underpinned with robust business cases
  • Support the Sales and Operations process (including improvement activity) and support the COO Finance Director in the integration of pan-COO activities and interface/also acting as a conduit into our Finance Capability Centres
  • Engaging cross functionally, with Senior Managers and Budget Holders, to drive business improvements.
  • Use business acumen to provide financial challenge of any new business activity to enable approval of pricing proposals and delivery of the business strategy balancing customer need with maximising shareholder value
  • Provide Finance business partner support to the Integrated Operations Directors and Senior Managers in Integrated Operations to drive performance improvement

Your skills and experiences:

Essential

  • Qualified Accountant CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the business with a proactive and inquisitive nature
  • Demonstrable experience in being able to respond quickly to changing and challenging customer requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication skills and good team player
  • Ability to explain financial issues to non-Finance staff and to distil complex issues, opportunities and challenges in a succinct, compelling narrative

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a manufacturing company and/or large PLC environment
  • Experience as a Finance Business Partner engaging with non-Finance staff and providing decision support to stakeholders
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of long term complex programmes/projects
  • Experience in establishing and driving programme performance through integrated teams

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, flexi benefits, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Finance team:  

This role will report directly into the Finance Director for the Air COO business and will provide Finance Business Partnering support to the Integrated Operations area within the COO. The Air COO lies at the ‘heart’ of the Air Sector business and has c.7,000 employees who provide both Operational and Functional services across the sector, ensuring we deliver our customer contracts to time, quality and cost. Within the Air COO business there are 5 operational Service Delivery Units (SDU’s) covering Manufacturing, Engineering, Support and Services, Procurement, and Technology & Infrastructure. The role will help integrate and drive the overall Performance Framework across the COO, ensuring there is consistency and standardisation in approach. This will involve leading and managing a small team in the provision of high level information and business analysis to drive the strategy, operational performance and improvement plans.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation. 

Closing Date: 22nd May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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