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Commercial Analyst


Commercial Analyst

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Base Location: Reading (1 or 2 days per week minimum)

Salary: £19,800 - £29,800 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

Main purpose of the role reporting to the Finance & Commercial Modelling Manager, as part of the wider Commercial Modelling Team, you will be involved in a variety of projects and will support the development and implementation of robust financial models and analysis across the business.

Through training, as your skillset develops, you will ultimately help the board of directors to make financially sound decisions, which supports the strategic goals of the business. SSE Telecoms is currently 50% owned by SSE Plc and 50% owned by Infracapital Partners, a European infrastructure fund, with a focus on core infrastructure assets. SSE Telecoms owns and manages a core infrastructure network throughout the UK in excess of 30,000km.

Revenues are earnt by enabling innovative and technology-leading connectivity for businesses around the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and work closely with both the Finance & Commercial Modelling Manager and wider business stakeholders, on deal/ tender opportunities and other strategic projects as guided by the board of directors.

1. Financial & Commercial Modelling Assist in developing and embedding robust and standardised financial models for the business.

2. Create Best Practice Expertise Assist with the provision of modelling best practice expertise, continuous improvements and support the broader Finance function and Bid Teams, in reviewing model inputs and assumptions to reflect the market.

3. Bid Team Support and Investment Appraisal In order to win new work, SSE Telecoms bids for work with clients, also known as 'anchor customers'.

You will work closely with bid teams and the end clients, to understand the key drivers of the business opportunity that will be modelled.

This will include attending regular meetings with solution experts, building financial models and supporting the business with commercial challenge of the opportunity via the investment gateway process. You will also support the business on the appraisal of other network investment opportunities.

After a successful period, you may be offered the opportunity to study towards a CIMA professional qualification.

What do I need?

Educated to degree or master's level (in a numeric/scientific discipline) at 2:1 or above.

Industrial placement experience preferred, but not required.

Moderate level of expertise using Microsoft Excel, aptitude to learn best practice modelling practices.

An understanding of investment principles (e.g. DCF, IRR, NPV) or accounting concepts desired.

- Aptitude to solve problems and break down technical issues.

Good time and organisational skills, including an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

-Strong communication skills and ability to articulate well with stakeholders.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

- Strong communication skills and ability to articulate well with stakeholders.

About our Business

Neos Networks is proud to be one of the premier B2B connectivity partners in the UK. We achieve this through constantly investing in high capacity, highly resilient network connectivity in the spirit of collaboration, partnership and integrity which means we can achieve more, together.

We bring together the unparalleled expertise of dedicated teams with innovation and technical excellence to give enterprises, government organisations and our partners a better network experience that can power the UK's digital future. Our 20,000+ km private network spans the UK providing a range of high capacity Ethernet, optical and dark fibre solutions.

We're looking for ambitious experts to join our friendly team; to develop their career and contribute to our growth. A team that actively looks after the wellbeing of its colleagues, works hard and enjoys celebrating success. Find out more here.

Life at Neos Networks

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our Advantage scheme.

We're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining us.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 0141 224 7670.

Before commencing employment with us, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


Closing date: May 28, 2021

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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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