IT Strategy & Finance Lead (#43661601) 

London, London, United Kingdom

IT Strategy & Finance Lead
Being able to build and own processes that ensures the success of the IT function to perform against budget is what really makes you tick. You are the type of person that thrives when you can be responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of the financial control of an IT function. If this describes you then you will be interested to read that The Body Shop are looking to recruit a brand new role for a Technology Strategy and Finance Lead to be responsible for Technology Business Management thought leadership and ensuring cost containment and benefits tracking across IT operations and delivery teams. The role will also ensure the IT cost model and budget are managed, including cost transparency and chargeback where appropriate.
More about the role

Acting as Finance subject matter expert for the IT team; providing guidance on business cases and benefits tracking, working closely with TBS Finance team
Reviewing new business proposals and providing specialist advice on finance and benefits tracking issues
Overseeing delivery of IT Cost Transparency budget, forecast and monthly variance analysis
Supporting wider IT functions to align work to appropriate resources across the team to ensure work is completed in the most efficient and impactful way
Creating and maintaining the strategic plan and roadmap for the IT function against business objectives, ensuring it is aligned with innovation and performance improvements and the wider IT functions are aware of their responsibilities within the plan.
Ensure the strategic plan and roadmap aligns to the business OKR's, 3 year plans and budgets/ forecast.

What we look for

Experience in financial reporting, financial planning, strategic planning and/ or annual budgeting
Consultancy/ Accountancy / Budget experience and / or qualification
Experience with IT disciplines e.g. cloud, networks, SAP, etc. and an understanding of software acquisition, maintenance, support models and use of outsourcing partners
Proven ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders to deliver projects within budget
Foster a 'best idea wins' culture, where team members are encouraged to focus on outcomes

ITIL Foundation/ Prince2 Foundation

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good - that's us. Over 40 years later, we're proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We're the original ethical beauty brand. We've got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We're all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We're never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here.
The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We're fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who's not afraid to mix things up.

What do we offer in return? * a 6% contributory pension plan,* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge* Group bonus scheme* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.
Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!
If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.We have something special to offer and we're looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Company Details

Company Name
The Body Shop

Job Details

Job Location
United Kingdom