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BT Business • 1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Commercial Finance Manager

Salary:  competitive

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

Bristol, London, Birmingham or Manchester hubs

Why this job matters

Do you have experience in working with commercial and operational teams to deliver bid proposals?

Can you interpret financials into meaningful insight, to inform decision making?

Do you thrive under the pressure of a deadline driven environment?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might be the perfect fit for our role of Commercial Finance Manager, Bid Specialist.

As the Commercial Finance Manager, Bid Specialist, it will be your responsibility to provide financial, commercial, and strategic analysis and advice to construct and shape commercial propositions and complex bids. The ability to win and retain profitable business across key Wholesale accounts on strategic deals is crucial in this role.

You will excel in managing your network of stakeholders and demonstrate exceptional creative and commercial thinking, enabling you to improve profitability and identify new opportunities.

You will work in a highly respected team in the Business finance world, working on significant deals - high in value and profile. Career progression opportunities are strong, and this role will help springboard your career, with line management experience. You will also benefit from working with new products to market, as well as new business ventures and ideas.

If you're interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply today, or get in touch for a confidential chat. We look forward to hearing from you!

What you’ll be doing

Takes accountability for discreet and/or complex bids within the Mobile sector (or other sectors if required from time to time)

Production of bid P&L and cash flow for complex and non-standard bids

Influencing commercial deal strategy

Line manager of a graduate

Identify and quantify financial risks, a key input to the bid judgement process

On time and accurate completion of finance briefing for appropriate sign off having applied best practices

Ensure accurate completion of customer pricing schedules

Scenario and sensitivity modelling, assuring appropriate investment appraisal for BT

Managing inputs from other members of the bid team (Product, Technical, Service, Group finance, HR etc.)

Identify, understand and challenge the risks, assumptions, drivers and interdependencies


Senior Stakeholder experience and working within matrixed environments

Experience of working with commercial and operational teams to deliver bid proposals

Ability to operate under pressure of deadline driven sales environment

Be willing to voice your view and look at the “art of the possible”.

Able to create a clear vision, delivering against key metrics

Demonstrates an high level of analytical capability

A proven track record of effectively influencing senior stakeholders from both an internal (company strategic priorities) and external perspective

Involvement and participation in external customer negotiations

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively and Safely
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.

Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.

Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.


  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

  • 10% on target bonus

  • Pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits: cycle to work, healthcare, etc.

  • Discounted BT products

With over 175 years of heritage, BT is now the flagship business brand of BT Group. We’ve brought together our best people and capabilities into a B2B powerhouse serving 1.2 million business customers internationally.

We’re a global leader for secure connectivity and collaboration platforms for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big household names and government departments, right through to sole traders and new start-ups. But it’s not just the technology that matters, it’s what it can do to help them build stronger, smarter, more secure businesses.

We value diversity and inclusion and believe in making a positive impact. We connect for good by championing digital inclusion and equipping people, businesses, and communities with digital skills to thrive.

As a member of our team, you will be part of an organisation that celebrates difference, fosters innovation and provides you with opportunities to be your best. With millions of businesses relying on us daily, joining BT means you can be part of a diverse and multi-skilled team that makes a significant impact to society.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

Company benefits

25 (UK) / 21 (India) days annual leave + bank holidays
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Flexible working week
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Buy or sell annual leave – buy up to 5 days/year pro rata
Bank holiday swaps
Adoption leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days – 3 volunteer days per year
Lunch and learns
L&D budget
Season ticket loan
Enhanced sick pay – 3 months
Optional unpaid leave
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BT Business

Company employees

100,000 across BT Group (24,000 at BT Business)

Gender diversity (male:female)

74.3:25.7 (BT Group)

Office locations

UK wide (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow & more), ROI, India, Hungary, Spain, United States, Australia

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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