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Senior Retail Analyst

Company: CLAAS U.K. Ltd. 
Location: Saxham 
Start Date: 29/04/2024 
Professional Level: Professionals 
Key Area: Business Administration 


At CLAAS UK at Saxham we provide Sales, Service, Parts, IT, Marketing and Accounts support for our dealer network across the UK and Ireland. CLAAS UK is also the sole wholesale distributor for all CLAAS machinery in the UK and Ireland. Officially opened in 2020 our new state of the art headquarters provides a healthy, thriving environment for our employees and being a family run business, the well being of our staff is paramount to our success.   
With a deep rooted passion for our industry and its people our work ethos is based on trust and mutual respect.


Your role in our team:

  • CLAAS, a family business, is the European market leader in the sector of agricultural machinery who delivers to the markets its award-winning products through a strong dealer network. Uniquely CLAAS own and manage a number of dealers who collectively are branded as CLAAS Global Retail which has a combined turnover of €1.3 billion, has 1500 employees and operates across 6 countries. 
  • In the UK there are three legal entities with a combined sales in excess of £200m, employing 300 members of staff across its 18 location which stretches from mid Yorkshire in the North to Dorchester in the South. This key and exciting role is based at the UK central headquarters at Saxham, Bury St Edmunds and forms part of the central service team who provide various services to the local teams but also requires a level of onsite support and financial guidance at the Retail sites.
  • The role reports directly to the CFO of CLAAS Global Retail but will also be supported by Head of Business Administration, Senior Accounting Manager and the Vice President UK Retail.  
  • The Senior Retail Analyst/Controller will:
    • work closely with the directors and managers of the dealerships
    • support and guide the retail business from a finance viewpoint including strategy development and execution
    • member of the local Retail Management Teams
    • be fully responsible for budget and forecast preparation and presentation
    • analyse and report on the current financial status of the dealerships
    • continually improve accounting and reporting
    • be involved/lead projects and other ad hoc tasks when required
    • protect the interest of CLAAS UK as the shareholder
    • maintain the integrity of the financial reporting
    • support the wider finance team and help when required

Your profile:

  • Essential Skills & Knowledge:
    • Part or fully qualified chartered accountant.
    • Experience of delivering practical financial analysis.
    • A proven track record to demonstrate excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
    • The ability to communicate to staff at all levels within the retail dealerships and CLAAS UK.
    • Able to challenge when required.
    • Retail experience preferred but not mandatory.
    • Strong IT skills (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SAP), Experience with Micsosoft Dyamics 365 desirable, but not mandatory.
    • Ability to manage complex Excel models.
    • Must be able to work well with a team and be a good listener.
    • A full UK driving licence for travel to the various retail sites.
    • Hours of Work:
      According to the business requirements (Minimum 37.5 hours per week).
      This role does not attract an overtime rate.

Your benefits:

•    Annual incentive scheme targeted to achieve 14% of salary.
•    Brand new state of the art office building just off the A14 with free car parking.
•    Ergonomic sit/stand desk.
•    On site subsidised employee restaurant.
•    24 days annual leave rising by one day per calendar year to 28 with option to carry-over.
•    Holiday purchase scheme to take annual leave to 30 days per annum.
•    Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with Company contribution of 8%.
•    Life assurance – 4 x annual salary.
•    Free eye test and money towards glasses.
•    Cycle to work scheme.
•    Employee Assistance Programme – free legal and personal support for employees and their families.
•    Christmas close down period.
•    Industry leading sickness pay.

We look forward to your application.


Your contact from our CLAAS Recruiting Team


Julie Christine White


(+44) 01284 777733


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