River Island 360 x 180 px

Senior Finance Business Partner (Digital Channels and Marketing)




With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.


This is a critical role covering River Island Digital Channels and Marketing departments, with high commercial focus on driving profitable growth by investing in technology, finding efficiencies from digital channels, or producing maximum value from marketing campaigns and initiatives.

Delivering clarity and consistency to commercial decision making, review and challenge existing processes and procedures. Build relationships to influence digital strategy and operation through analysis and challenge, identifying opportunities to reduce cost base.

Undertaking and providing accurate reporting and influential analysis to support and evaluate business cases for investment opportunities.

Assist with the annual budget, quarterly forecast processes and monthly commercial reporting within Digital and Marketing while challenging assumptions, variances, and suggesting areas for efficiencies and opportunities.

Ownership of key reporting and analysis models – streamlining and ensuring fit for purpose.  Line manage, engage and develop 1 direct report.

The Team

The Commercial Finance team is part of a wider Finance department headed up by the Financial Director who reports in the Chief Operating Officer.  As a Finance Business Partner, you will be working as part of a dedicated finance team consisting of Accountants, Business Partners and Analysts.

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for

Perfect for someone who is incredibly switched on and articulate, with impeccable communication skills. A person who provides a high-quality of work, with a proactive attitude.  Ability to shape and mould the position and grow with the business. Used to working in a large matrix environment.

Skills & Experience

  • Commercial experience in FMCG/Retail preferred but not essential
  • Excellent organisational and communicational skills.
  • Ability to challenge at all levels in a agile, fast paced environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Possess strong analytical skills and can demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working in the retail services industry desired
  • Accountancy Qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)


If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events


WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:

  • 50% staff discount
  • Bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Free onsite parking
  • Season ticket loan
  • Ride to work scheme
  • On-site gym
  • On-site staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Giver Island