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Senior Finance Business Partner (Commercial)

Employer MAG (Manchester Airports Group)
Sector Aviation
Contract 0
Wages Up to c£80k (dependent upon experience) plus bonus and benefits
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 31 May 2019

Job Description

  • Senior Finance Business Partner (Commercial) – Stansted Airport
  • Providing exceptional finance business partner support to Commercial functions at Stansted Airport.
  • Up to c£80k (dependent upon experience) plus bonus and benefits


MAG is a leading UK airport group and owns and operates three UK airports - Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands and employs over 6000 people. The Group sees over 58 million passengers flying through its airports every year.  MAG also has a substantial property business, with over £525 million of investment property assets across its airports, and has a 50% investment in the £1 billion, 5 million sq ft Airport City development at Manchester Airport. Its MAG USA business works with airports to develop and operate terminal and retail solutions, passenger lounges and car parking facilities.


London Stansted Airport has recently commenced its £600m Transformation programme, which expects to deliver additional airport capacity to support passenger growth up to 43m, making best use of its existing runway assets. The Stansted Transformation programme will deliver a step change in customer constraints experienced today over the next 2-3 years.


The Role:


In this high profile role, you’ll provide exceptional finance business partner support to our key Commercial functions at Stansted Airport. You will build effective working relationships with your senior stakeholders (up to Airport CEO), providing decision making support through first class financial information reporting, analysis, insight and challenge, to help drive, influence and shape commercial deals, financial plans, as well as advising on future business strategy and investment choices. 


Reporting into the Stansted Airport Finance Director (and deputise in their absence), you will lead a team of two direct reports covering commercial income (c£350m per annum), passenger forecasting for c29m passengers, associated commercial cost base and CAPEX, and effectively support delivery of short to long-term business plan objectives, particularly noting their impact on the Stansted Transformation Programme.

You will also support the Stansted Chief Operating Officer and Commercial teams by leading the annual business planning and reforecasting processes, support the Stansted Finance Director with the airline consultations, support forward looking, large scale and / or high-impact investment decisions and support effective financial planning.

You will keep up to date with and share external industry perspectives and good practice to help deliver measurable improvements in the approach to business decision making, value for money return and risk management.



·       Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with significant PQE gained within a Commercial Business Partnering role within a fast moving, similar size, complex organisation.

·       Passion for and proven success in building successful relationships with the business.

·       Proven track record in analytical skills, attention to detail and commercial awareness.

·       Knowledge and understanding of management and financial accounting processes and systems.

·       Proven ability to present a compelling argument through written, numerical and oral presentations.

·       Ability and flexibility to plan, organise and prioritise demanding workloads.

·       Effective Stakeholder Management and influencing skills, able to challenge appropriately at all levels.

·       Strong IT system orientation including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills and experience of financial modelling. Knowledge of SAP would be beneficial.


What we offer!

MAG offers a competitive salary of up to c£80k, plus pension, leadership bonus, free parking and a fantastic flexible benefits package. We can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities in an exciting and dynamic business.


This advert will close once sufficient applications have been received. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a short Video Interview.  Should you be shortlisted through to the next phase of recruitment following on from your Video Interview, you will be asked to attend an interview on site.



Equal Opportunities

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Reasonable Adjustments

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.