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Commercial Finance Manager

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Commercial Finance Manager at Sodexo!

The right candidate will act as the finance lead for all business development activities. You'll supports all sales and bidding activity to ensure sales propositions and tender responses are competitive, aligned to customer needs and commercially sound for Sodexo. 

Role Responsibility

  • Support the Sales/Finance Team in continually increasing our ability to win new business by using financial approaches as a sales differentiator and creating competitive financial proposals. 

  • Work with subject matter experts to produce underlying cost models which are robust and solution specific. 

  • Consolidate cost models to produce accurate bid models and produce appropriate internal models for review and client facing responses which are bid compliant. 

  • Support in the retail model creation and scenario options. 

  • Owns and maintains bid models that drive accurate and competitive pricing.  

  • Take ownership to create and manage internal information for benchmarking analysis. 

  • Be the financial support, and lead in some direct customer interactions and face to face customer meetings that relate to new business opportunities. 

  • Take the lead role in the development of UKIC (UK investment committee) and GIC (Group investment committee) financial inputs whenever required. 

The Ideal Candidate


  • Minimum 3 years post-qualified in a finance role related to commercial or operational finance. 

  • An understanding of segment priorities and key cost/performance drivers, an advantage. 

  • Track record of delivering successful results, and finding pragmatic solutions, in a complex matrix environment with multiple stakeholders 


  • Strong financial acumen and financial modelling skills. 

  • Process and progress driven, based on factual analytics. 

  • Pro-activity and reactivity, combined with a strong sense of constructive challenge, thereby assisting Commercial and Business Development teams in building solutions. 

  • Resilient and excellent organisational skills and ability to respect deadlines. 

  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to deal with complexity, and present information in a clear coherent way to both financial and non-financial stakeholders. 


  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA fully qualified or equivalent, and is a professional member of their professional body. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and demonstrated ability to challenge assumptions and articulate risks and alternative scenarios. 

  • Quick learner, enjoys new challenges, and fast paced environment with short timelines. 

Package Description

Competitive + bonus + benefits

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more. 

This role is remote maternity cover role.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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