Saturday , April 13 2024

DPD Jobs 2023 – Finance System Manager

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About the job

Company Description

DPD is a member of DPDgroup, one of Europe’s leading parcel delivery networks, and aims to be the most sustainable delivery company in the UK, with a turnover of over £2 billion. We also deliver the best service, use the best technology and recruit and retain the best people in the industry.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced individual to lead and inspire the Finance Systems team to successfully deliver effective software platforms that meet the company’s requirements. This is a visible role across finance and the wider organisation and requires a strong collaborative business partner who can bring multiple stakeholders together to produce innovative systems solutions.

The Purpose of this role is to;

  • Lead & manage the Finance Systems team including production systems, application development and upgrades, data stewardship and to own relationships for all finance systems suppliers.
  • To determine the strategy and roadmap for finance systems and business processes. This will involve considering business needs and direction in the context of the wider IT environment.
  • To provide operational oversight ensuring continuity of service to the business and be accountable for the maintenance, development and budgets across the entire finance systems ecosystem.
  • Ensure stakeholder engagement and act as an information conduit across all business disciplines (especially I.T department), coordinating Finance efforts with affected parties internal and external.


  • Oversee all aspects of the finance systems from strategic through to admin/access level
  • Take ownership of the Master Data across multiple platforms and systems
  • Work within the agreed change control process for Finance applications, identify improvements and ensure the systems and processes comply to central policies and practices
  • Responsible for system reporting, functionality and, all data feeds in to multiple systems
  • Business partner across all business functions taking a solution focused approach
  • Advise on strategic business solutions, software, data and process projects across the firm, especially those with Finance touchpoints in order to increase the value added and competitive advantage
  • Work continuously on ensuring a standard of data integrity and security is achieved and maintained
  • Train, mentor and guide direct reports to grow and fulfil their roles and to ensure the team is fit for purpose
  • A strong team ethos that relies on collaboration and a team that is service and solution orientated


What we are looking for;

  • Previous experience with finance systems good working knowledge of MS SQL
  • Working knowledge of Unit 4 Business World would be an advantage
  • Strong experience working with complex and large data sets
  • Understanding how data feeds in to finance systems
  • Excellent system functionality and optimisation
  • Experience using Google Big Query, Looker, Tableau would be an advantage
  • First class business partnering and stakeholder management
  • A proven track record working as a senior finance systems manager and leader.
  • Strong leadership, influencing and negotiation skills – underpinned by excellent communications skills
  • Ability to employ a wide range of management techniques to impart vision, motivate & mentor teams
  • Ability to balance strategic goals with day-to-day delivery in an environment that can be ambiguous and demanding. Flexible and agile approach.

Specific Requirements

Additional Information

  • Right to Work in the UK.
  • A full driving licence, together with a willingness to undertake UK travel and stay away from home overnight when required.


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme that is based on individual and company targets. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers.

DPD are passionate about creating an environment that is open, ethical, inclusive and socially responsible. There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD to include; long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, and the DPD Personality of the Year award.

If successful you can look forward to the exciting prospect of joining an increasingly successful and expanding business, that through its constant innovation, has revolutionised the express parcel industry and continues to define its outlook for the future.

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer

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