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Ocado Careers

Finance Business Partner, Technology Operations

Hatfield, UK

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. 

About Us
Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role
As a dedicated and proactive member of the finance team, you will directly provide strong and effective support to business partners within Technology Operations. In particular, this role supports the Operational Services team, who provide both on site and remote tech support to ensure the platform runs effectively. Parts of the Kindred and 6RS teams are currently being integrated into Operational Services and this role will support this process.

Accountabilities

  • Partner their business area to provide insight and support decision making to achieve business plans
  • Work closely with the Commercial Accounting team to develop and provide accurate and insightful reporting leveraging financial and non-financial data
  • Deliver the planning, budgeting and forecasting process for their area including identification of risk and opportunities
  • Deep understanding of the operational drivers to provide relevant insight and decision making support
  • Provide support, insight and data for the development of relevant operational plans 
  • Support business case development, commercial contracts, programme & project delivery and business reviews providing robust financial data
  • Develop and articulate management information, insight and ad hoc analysis to support performance tracking, cost control and decision making ensuring these are timely, relevant and insightful
  • Support investment appraisals and work closely with the project controlling team to support the business on the financial management of the projects through the project life cycle creating robust capex and opex plans
  • Support the development and maintain cost models aligned with operational and business metrics
  • Support the delivery of business change
  • Ensure the right financial standards, compliance processes and controls are applied into the business areas
  • Identify, suggest and implement improvements to business processes and financial controls to increase efficiency and ensure all costs are recorded accurately in the accounts. 
  • Responsibility for the management of the Tech Ops MARIO forecasting model, working with the EPM team to drive through improvements and updates.

What we offer you

  • Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy
    Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn 
  • Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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