Senior Commercial Forecasting & Planning Manager

Greater London
Full time
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Utility Warehouse Limited
1,001-5,000 employees
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This is a hybrid role working from our central London hub 2 days per week.

Hi! We're UW. We’re on a mission to take the headache out of utilities by providing them all in one place. One bill for energy, broadband, mobile and insurance and a whole lot of savings!

We’re aiming to double in size as we help more people to stop wasting time and money. Big ambitions, to be delivered by people like you.

Got your attention? Read on…

We put people first. It’s all about you..

Are you an experienced Commercial Planning and forecasting expert looking to grow your career? We need you to join our Commercial Development team here at UW. At a time that we are doubling down on our growth ambitions, this role will be highly visible and highly impactful! Here's some of the key skills and experience we're looking for you to bring:

  • Significant experience of commercial planning and analysis in a role of a similar level within a Utilities or similar consumer services industry(s)
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in statistical analysis, data modelling, and data visualisation.
  • Proficiency in using forecasting and planning software and tools.
  • Able to translate the complex to the simple and communicate effectively at a senior level
  • Strong people manager who enjoys developing and growing their team
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on driving business results and creating value
  • Strong, collaborative leadership skills with the ability to challenge and drive change
  • A natural problem solver with the ability to prioritise activities and manage multiple projects simultaneously

We work together. Your team and the people you will work with…

Reporting to the Commercial Development Director you'll be joining the Commercial Development team who are tasked with driving our customer growth.

You'll have 1 direct report.

This role will be highly collaborative working across Data, Finance, Product, Sales and Marketing teams to influence and deliver commercial strategies.

We deliver progress. What you’ll do and how you will make an impact.

This is a newly created role so there's a huge amount of opportunity to take hold of the role and make it your own. You’ll be a key partner in ensuring effective commercial planning, forecasting and delivery in UW’s growth journey.


  • Developing the strategy for and leading the delivery of the commercial forecasting and planning function with increasing effectiveness and sophistication.
  • Coordinating the creation of the cross functional annual growth plan using business insights, market trends and historic data to identify our growth opportunities and achievable growth targets.
  • Ensuring close linkages with Finance and the P&Ls to inform and be informed for the associated budgets and plans
  • Identification of opportunities and risks to the plan and working with channel and business owners to mitigate them
  • Support and drive the annual Commercial Growth planning process as part of the broader UW planning process
  • Developing & leading ongoing run rate modelling and real-time re-forecasting process
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders with particular focus on finance and delivering to the P&L in line with the forecasts.
  • Drive organisational continuous improvement and change to support business growth and value delivery
  • Collaborate with Senior Management and key stakeholders in the development of strategies and supporting each channel and service area in the development of its own forecasting capability
  • Building the integrity of our commercial data, informing our routes to market and commercial choices
  • Supporting/Running the weekly Trading meeting
  • Leading and managing a team of one direct report and cross functional support areas

So why pick UW?

We’ve got big ambitions so there’s going to be plenty of challenges. There are also a lot of benefits:

  • An industry benchmarked salary. We’ll share it during your first conversation.
  • Share Options and a Save as You Earn scheme.
  • Hybrid working, with 2 days in the office. (We’re definitely open to discussing flexible working arrangements)
  • Discount on our services and you get our coveted Cashback Card for free.
  • A matched contribution pension scheme and life assurance up to 4x your salary.
  • Family-friendly policies, designed to help you and your family thrive.
  • Electric Vehicle scheme
  • Discounted private health insurance, access to an Employee Assistance line and a free Virtual GP.
  • Belonging groups that help UW shape an even more inclusive future.
  • A commitment to helping you develop and grow in your role.

Apply here!

You’ve got this far… Hit apply - we can’t wait to hear from you! Worried you don’t hit all the criteria? We welcome applications from diverse and varied backgrounds so get your application in and let’s chat!

Claire Fennell will be your point of contact throughout the recruitment process.

We provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. If you need any help, support, or advice at any point during the hiring process please just let us know.

Please note, if you are applying for a role which involves having access to personal data, you will be subject to a background check. Where checks are unsatisfactory or incomplete and/or a failure to reveal information relating to convictions that you are required to identify as part of the background checks, could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.