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Job Details

Business Partner – Food & Beverage
Hemel Hempstead (Hybrid)
Annual Salary + Bonus and Benefits

Haven is
seeking a Finance Business Partner specialising in Food & Beverage.

This role
involves providing comprehensive financial analysis and strategic guidance to
F&B operations, including franchises, own-brand restaurants, and other
venues. As a crucial member of the team, you will collaborate closely with
F&B operations, Operations Directors, and wider management, contributing to
decision-making processes with your expertise in risk intelligence and
financial proficiency.

The position
offers an excellent opportunity for finance professionals aiming to expand
their skill set and engage more deeply with business operations, contributing
to decision-making and problem-solving.

The role is
hybrid, with an expectation of 3-4 days per week at our Head Office in Hemel
Hempstead and occasional park visits.

To learn, develop and become an expert in a key area of the business by
– Establishing reviews, analysis and understanding of the end-to-end financials of F&B operations (Franchises, own-brand restaurants and other venues), alongside all relevant KPIs and other metrics, in order to be a dependable source of information so that the business can properly understand F&B performance
– Acting on the insights gained to provide guidance and input into decision making, framing financial metrics in a way that all levels of the business and differing stakeholders understand and can base informed decisions off
– Appropriately challenging the business in order to ensure a risk-intelligent culture and identify issues as they arise
– Understanding the fundamentals of financial statements, including operations, finance processes, systems & data in order to be able to know how to interrogate data (working collaboratively with other teams), with a view to solve problems and measure performance
– Working with the BI and Procurement teams to interrogate non-financial datasets (e.g. procurement of direct goods through the central procurement system) to properly improve analysis of margins and other F&B related activity
– Attending meetings, hosting weekly and monthly business reviews and presenting periodically on your respective business area, providing the necessary insight in order for the business understand the risks & opportunities of meeting financial and other targets and the financial implications of other decisions
– Collaborating with key stakeholders to develop annual budgets and align the financial planning with the overall business strategy
– Continuously monitoring financial performance against budgets and forecasts, at venue level and overall P&L
– Collaborating with other finance teams and the BI team to develop a suite of regular reports that are adopted as universal by the business and used to understand business performance
– Where required, providing financial expertise in strategic and other initiatives, such as identifying Tax or working capital implications within a particular initiative and an ability to translate commercial or operational metrics into reportable & measurable financial metrics that align with KPIs and targets.
– Identifying any potential finance risks or opportunities, work with key stakeholder to mitigate or maximise opportunities
– Inputting into periodic reporting and attend business meetings etc. to meet various stakeholder requirements and provide insight to wider senior management

What we’d like you to bring:
– Strong accounting principles knowledge
– Familiarity with F&B business models
– Analytical skills for assessing financial impacts of operations
– Proficient in financial reporting, tax, and compliance
– Effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders
– Excellent communication skills for complex financial information
– Ability to translate financial analysis into understandable narratives
– Experience with data analysis tools
– Strong time management for meeting deadlines
– Aptitude for identifying value-creating opportunities
– Professional Accounting/Finance qualification
– Demonstrated cross-functional teamwork
– Leadership qualities for driving financial initiatives
– Experience in strategic financial planning aligned with objectives
– Proactive approach to driving business agenda
– Commitment to integrity and ethical financial practices
– Leadership in ensuring team compliance with financial regulations

What’s In
It For You? 

– Holiday allowance that rises with service, plus a ‘Holiday Buy Scheme’
– Annual bonus
– 20% discount on both Haven and Warner Hotels holiday for you, family and
– Comprehensive wellbeing support
– Access to the Bourne Leisure corporate box at the O2 Arena ,London
– Exclusive discounts with corporate partners
– Exciting career pathways, including Learning and Development opportunities
such as Apprenticeships and Degrees
– Enhanced family friendly policies and pay (eligibility criteria applied)
Who are we? 
We’re part of an award-winning Bourne Leisure family, which includes Haven
& Warner Hotels. We have 9,000 fantastic team members and 39 beautiful
seaside locations and our HQ based in Hemel Hempstead. 
What’s it like to work with us? 
Working with us is ultimately defined by our exceptional people and teams. At
Haven, we take pride in our Breath of Fresh Air culture, which focuses on
valuing and supporting every team member. We prioritise openness and
transparency in our interactions allowing our team members to be their
authentic selves. 
We operate a hybrid working model, meaning 50% of your working week will be
spent at the office, occasionally on Park, or at external events. 
What can you expect during the recruitment process? 
The interview process will be up to 3 stages and may contain a presentation or
skills test, depending on the role. If you require any support or reasonable
adjustments to help you perform at your best during this process, please let us

equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our
commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and
we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments or flexibility that you may
require, including whether a role can be part-time or a job-share. 

We genuinely
care about every candidate’s experience during the recruitment process and are
here to provide support where we can. If you require any assistance or
reasonable adjustments while applying, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us
at resourcingteam@bourne-leisure.co.uk. 

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