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Job #: R-00138657
Location: Bristol, GB
Category: Operations Finance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS


Planning & Analysis Finance Business Partner

Programme Name: LCST

Location: Bristol, UK

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The Role:

Leidos Europe is looking for a Planning & Analysis Finance Business Partner to join the UK team based in Bristol. Leidos works closely with its customers to provide ongoing support and services to multiple public sector organisations. This role is primarily concerned with Leidos Europe’s largest contract, which supports the UK MoD’s procurement, storage and distribution activities. 

The role offers the opportunity to work on cross functional teams; interfacing with, Programme Management, Scheduling, Distribution and Procurement Cost Management, Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis.

You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm, determination, an ability to build productive relationships across diverse skillsets and ultimately will need to deliver on time and to a high quality in a fast paced dynamic environment. It is important that you are a ‘team player’ mind-set, as sharing knowledge with existing members of the highly skilled Finance Team will be critical to success. 

Opportunities for professional development with external accreditations are also available for further career development. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be a key member of the Programme Team, representing Finance and providing subject matter expertise
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to all customers and stakeholders
  • Be the Finance Business Partner for the ‘new business’ additions to the core contract. This includes:
    • Responsible for consolidating and verifying new business pricing proposals
    • Track proposal status and distribute commercial documentation
    • Monitor & report project performance against budget
    • Engage with Project Managers to obtain updated project forecasts
  • Own cost savings models relating to distribution and freight. This includes:
    • Update & analyse complex data models on a monthly basis.
    • Close out models for year-end profit share claim and negotiate with the customer
    • Business partner with subcontractors & grow cost saving performance
  • Bi-annual compilation of the long term forecast for the full programme; including budget setting for the immediate subsequent year
  • Perform month end tasks, such as in-year forecasting, analysis of actuals & variance commentary
  • Oversee admin tasks related to staff costs, such as setting up charge codes & supporting recruitment process
  • Provide excellent ad hoc support to a wide variety of stakeholders both within the finance leadership team, and within wider operational teams
  • Collaborate with the customer and respond to customer queries and audit requests
  • Support external audit where required
  • Appropriately delegate tasks associated with the above responsibilities to two direct reports
  • Manage and support the development of the two direct reports

Required Skills:

  • Business (Finance) Acumen
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organised and thorough, with attention to detail
  • Team player but able to work independently and proactively
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively to complete work assignments
  • Good time management with the ability to achieve deadlines
  • Capable of operating to tight schedules in a demanding environment
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • IT proficient (MS Office)
  • Experience with Financial Modelling using Excel
  • Experience with Data Analysis with large data sets

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working within an operations-facing finance team, acting as a Business Partner to key Operational Managers & Executives
  • Experience with SQL querying
  • Experience with tools similar to COBRA or Primavera
  • Experience with Altyerx & Power BI (or similar)
  • Qualified or intending to qualify with a professional body (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Background in Mathematics, Modelling, Economics, Science, Business or Finance

The successful candidate will be from a multi-disciplinary background with a proven track record of having demonstrated the key competences listed above. 

Clearance Requirements:

  • Clearance to Start BPSS
  • Clearance for Role BPSS

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What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working 

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

The Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. The programme provides essential services such as storage and distribution for the MOD's materiel, including a global freight service and the procurement and inventory management of 70,000 commodity NATO Stock Number (NSNs).

Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world.  You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team.  We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years.  Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.          

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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