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Contract Analyst (Finance)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for a Contract Analyst to join our supply management team based in Stevenage. You will support the Finance Manager in providing direct support to the Global Buying teams with regard to financial analyses, modelling, contract evaluation and performance measurements for Broker Fees. You will be involved in budgeting, forecasting and actual reporting processes; including quarterly and year end reporting and annual reconciliation processes. This role would ideally suit a candidate with a strong analytical background with experience working within finance in a global company.

This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated, tenacious individuals eager to progress and develop their career within a global business. We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop within your specialism.


Role Responsibility

  • Enter and maintain contract terms and conditions into the Purchasing Income Calculation System (PICS) in order to calculate broker fees
  • Capture, validation (consistency and reasonableness check) and entry of all calendar volumes received from participating countries into the system
  • Support the Buyers with the annual volume reconciliation process
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual performance analysis for review with Buyers and Finance Management
  • Provision of data for audit purposes and resolution of queries with external auditors
  • Preparation of Budget and Forecast for broker fees on all agreements as per contract terms for the Financial Year
  • Jointly support the Finance Manager in maintaining and developing the Purchasing Income Calculation System (PICS)
  • Provide all round financial support to the Global Buying teams
  • Ensure open communication with the Finance community throughout Sodexo, within Service Operations and the Regions/Segments
  • Understanding and providing adequate support to the Food team regarding new initiatives and RFPs being launched
  • Ensuring all broker fees within your area of support are invoiced correctly, on time and cash flows into the business within payment terms; escalating with buyers and finance manager where required

The Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified / Part qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Global mind-set, international experience and/or exposure an advantage
  • Proven track record of data analysis and manipulation
  • Demonstrable advanced knowledge of MS Excel systems essential
  • Ability to focus on continuous improvement and streamline processes, tools etc.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure and at pace & able to demonstrate working under own initiative, taking responsibility for continuously driving improvements both alone and as part of a wider team
  • Attention to detail and respect of deadlines


  • Working knowledge of the following systems desirable: SAP / Essbase / Oracle / IBM BRMS
  • Strong IT Systems knowledge
  • Experience working in Supply Chain/Purchasing environment

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


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