Overview

Vacancy Information

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Finance team at Greggs.

We can offer you:

  • 25 days (5 weeks) annual leave, pro-rated, increasing with service (in addition to bank holidays), plus 1 additional floating day

  • Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary

  • Profit share: We want everyone to share in the success of the business, so we distribute 10% of our profits to all our employees who have at least 6-month service, or more, each year

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme

  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

  • Defined contribution management pension scheme

  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

  • Colleague discount, up to 50% off our own-produced products

  • Share save schemes that let you buy discounted Greggs shares, by saving a set amount of money over a fixed time, to have an even bigger share of our profits

  • Career progression and learning and development

  • Employee Assistance Programme; A free, confidential helpline, offering advice and support with financial, relationship, work-related and wellbeing issues, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Including a mobile app providing a range of wellness content on physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing

  • Perks and savings, such as digital gift card discounts, online cashback, in-store and online coupons and lifestyle offers

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • A company who cares about our communities; the environment and being a better business! Click here to read about The Greggs Pledge

  • Colleague Networks – internal groups where colleagues and their allies can share their own experiences, offer feedback on the way we do things at Greggs, and provide support to one another

About the role

  • This is a full-time role, however flexibility in this will be considered
  • We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role
  • The base location for this role is Newcastle Upon TyneIdeally, you’ll live within one hour travel of this area

What you’ll do

 

Our Finance Analysts support both our business partnering teams, who are focused on decision support / challenging management and our financial planning and analysis team who are responsible for our internal financial reporting, financial planning, and sustainability reporting.

You will look to grow and develop into a Finance career with Greggs carrying a spirit of continuous improvement whilst pursuing financial professional qualifications. You will also gain both knowledge and experience across the Finance function over the coming years as a solid platform to build a successful career.

It is an exciting time for us, both as a business as we grow by expanding our estate, developing evening trade, expanding delivery reach, and increasing engagement with the Greggs App, but also as a Finance team following our implementation of Microsoft Power Business Intelligence and as we look to upgrade our SAP ERP system. Greggs have been highly successful following the adoption of our food-on-the-go strategy and we’re a much-loved brand across the UK. We’re looking to build on this success and continue to grow further in the future. We want similarly ambitious people to help us along on that journey.

Your initial placement will be in one of the following Finance teams that cover: –

– Supply Chain: manufacturing & distribution sites performance

– Retail: retail operations performance and profitability

– Commercial: product / category margins, franchise / wholesale, marketing & IT.

– FP&A: internal finance reporting, sustainability support & financial planning

– Accounting: monthly accounting support

After the initial placement there will be the opportunity to develop skills in the other areas within the Finance teams.

 

About you

You will fit right into this role if you:

· You are a Graduate looking to start a career in finance / already part-qualified and wanting to complete a professional accounting qualification.

· You are analytical and inquisitive in nature with a high level of numeracy and attention to detail.

· You are strongly IT-literate with advanced Excel skills and ability to manipulate data. Some knowledge of SAP and business intelligence software would be advantageous.

· You have an ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

· You are self-motivated with a willingness to learn.

· You are organised and able to prioritise and manage your own workload.

· You are a good communicator with the ability to develop strong working relationships.

· You have a sound level of commercial awareness, work experience in a retail, manufacturing or logistics environment would be beneficial.

  • Are a strong team player, able to build good working relationships at all levels

  • Can demonstrate a proven ability to provide excellence in customer service

  • Have proven high levels of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Have experience of, and the ability to multi-task and work with multiple priorities calmly and at pace

  • Are results focused with strong planning, prioritising and organisation skills

  • Can multi-task and work with multiple priorities at pace, delivering results within tight timescales

  • Have advanced IT skills including Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams

  • Are self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and using own initiative

  • Have advanced Excel skills to support with analysis and the ability to work with large data sets

  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with experience of analysing information and issues to identify current and potential problems and develop and implement workable solutions

  • Able to engage and work collaboratively with other teams to make improvements to processes and influence stakeholders at all levels

  • A good communicator, able to operate at all levels clearly and concisely with the proven ability to communicate complex data terminology so it is understood by the data owner and the business

  • Enjoy being part of a hard-working team, sharing the same end goal, and celebrating results together

  • Are supportive of an inclusive culture – recognising and valuing that difference is good

  • Want to develop and are ready to work alongside some great people and have lots of fun on your Greggs journey!

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other. We’re hard-working, but above all else we’re family; and it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views. We’ll make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to have a great career with us.

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