Commercial Finance Manager - East Croydon


Full - Time

Up to 25%





Are you a Commercial Finance Manager looking for your next role with an award-winning global retail business?  Then we’d love to hear from you!


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.

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.


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.


Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, this role offers the opportunity to be part of a fast paced and dynamic finance team, and really help drive the business. With exciting plans to continuously improve retail stores and enhance customer experience, this role will work alongside the Retail Director and wider Retail team, directly contributing to commercial decision making.  Supporting the most important part of the UK business, this role will need to build strong relationships with the Retail team and wider stakeholders; whilst operationally lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, deliver robust KPI reporting, develop business cases and measure ROI.  The role will manage and develop a Commercial Finance Analyst. Based in East Croydon the role requires travel to the site in Littlehampton approximately twice per week.


  • Provide commercial finance insight and support to the Retail Team
  • Lead the monthly P&L review meetings and attend Regional Retail Meetings
  • Produce and maintain detailed sales, KPI forecasts and payroll controls
  • Build business cases on store refits, openings, closures and relocations
  • Provide analysis to support pricing and promotional decisions


·         Strong communication and relationship building skills

·         Qualified – ACCA/CIMA/

·         Management experience

·         Retail / FMCG experience essential

·         Good knowledge of Microsoft core programs - Excel (including pivot tables and macros),                         

·         Word and Power Point

·         Working knowledge of SAP/BW and some POS systems


Our global HQ is located in the heart of East Croydon – 1 minute walk from the train station and is just 10 minutes train ride from Clapham Junction and 16 minutes from London Victoria. Our brand new office opened just over one year ago and provides a light, modern and open-plan work space that includes an onsite global café and even a live living wall in the reception area.


Want to join the Body Shop team? Then please apply today – as well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards and benefits you can look forward to when you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks At Work our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. 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!