We’re tails.com – a mission-driven company that puts health and wellness of dogs first. We believe every pet is different and so we create a unique recipe for every dog that caters for their individual needs. We do that by asking owners a few simple questions, creating the perfect tails.com recipe and feeding plan for their dog – then delivering straight to their door.
Now delivering over 6 million custom-designed meals every month across the UK and France, our Finance team is growing and we’re looking for a detailed, collaborative commercial finance analyst to help us drive value. Join, and you’ll be right at the heart of a business that’s changing the world of pet food for good.
Join our mission
Reporting to the Head of Finance you will be the business partner to our commercial growth team and the operations team. With an eye for detail coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the bigger picture, you will provide insight into how our commercial range is doing and support both the commercial and operations teams to deliver on growth and efficiencies that not only set us up to deliver the year, but also deliver against our longer-term ambitions too.
You will be responsible for:
- business partnering our Range and Proposition team.
- analysing and explaining current and historic performance, providing effective commercial business challenge to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are achieved or beaten.
- delivering and creating value for the company by identifying and driving commercial initiatives from pricing to gross margin projects.
- supporting the delivery of a robust quarterly rolling forecast through consistent accuracy in predicting performance.
- liaising with the finance team to highlight any opportunities & risks in the projections.
- supporting decision-making across tails with ad-hoc analyses of key products & segments (e.g. customer modelling, cost optimization); evaluation of business proposals; assessing revenue opportunity and driving ad-hoc cross-functional projects
- maintaining live dashboards to optimise decision-making and identifying gaps in our existing framework.
Proven finance experience – A foundation in finance: forecasting, P&L management, analysis and strategic decision-making (qualification preferred). Can demonstrate experience of driving commercial performance of a business. Strong Excel skills (Tableau experience would be great too).
Commercial acumen – we have a passion for understanding what drives growth and profitability. You will share that passion for our performance and you’ll help us find the best way of getting the most out of the tails.com team. A track record which demonstrates your analytical mindset to be able to identify insights from data and to solving real business problems.
Innovative and creative – thrive in a fast pace, rapid change environment underpinned by robustness and accuracy of the numbers. You’re comfortable with both digging into details and thinking about the big picture. You love to build businesses cases, present and debate different scenarios and thoughtfully challenge the teams you work with.
Great communicator – proven ability to deliver strong, clear guidance and provide context to the rest of the business; strong collaboration skills to be able to partner widely across multi-functional teams. You’ll have demonstrable experience of influencing stakeholders.
Able to prioritise to meet deadlines
What's in it for you?
Reward - We offer a competitive salary and generous share award package
Learn – You’ll be challenged and given the development opportunities that you’ll only find in a high-growth business. We’ll also support you with more structured training.
Work – flexible core hours means that you can start anytime between 7-10am and finish 4-7pm (9 hours in total)
Time-out – 25 days’ paid holiday which will increase to 26 on your 2nd year anniversary and 27 on your 3rd year anniversary, plus an optional 5 days unpaid leave each year, we'll also give you a day off each year to volunteer in your community
Family - Extended paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Interest-free loan to help you with your rental flat deposit
Eat – Free breakfast and loads of healthy snacks every day, we have a special breakfast on Fridays!
Social – Regular team and social events, paid by tails.com
Health– Discounted gym membership and health, dental & optical insurance
Pension - Pension scheme and the option to salary sacrifice additional contributions
Travel – Interest-free season ticket loan and bike to work scheme
Have a dog? They’ll get some benefits too:
Free products – all of our tails.com products for free (for your dog). Or 50% off for one family member or friend
Dog-friendly office - there are plenty of pups to pat and daily lunchtime walks
Training – with a dog behaviourist, to help you and your dog thrive in the office
Time to bond – we offer a pooch plan which means you get extra flexibility in the first weeks of owning a dog, or if your dog is unwell