Black Sheep Coffee

Commercial Analyst

Fast growing coffee chain

Contract type: Permanent

Place of work: Black Sheep Coffee Support Office, Southwark, Central London

Department: Finance

Reports to: Finance Manager

Position Profile & Role summary

A Commercial Analyst role that will perform many of the finance functions of the business, while also having the ambition and proven knowledge to significantly improve how we manage and utilise our data to drive performance across the business.

Provide quality and actionable data from various platforms and systems to the wider business in order to identify opportunities to improve performance and increase the profitability of the business.

The role would involve many aspects of the Finance function, including improving and expanding our reporting and forecasting capabilities as the business continues to scale.

It includes reporting on the business current performance while also using this knowledge and commercial acumen to improve our planning and forecasting.

Role responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of Power BI and build quality and insightful dashboards and reports that will be used across the business
  • Identify trends from data to optimise performance of sales, cost of sales and labour costs to increase our gross profit
  • The automation of finance processes to improve reporting and analysis
  • Involvement in the preparation of weekly and monthly financial and management reporting
  • Involvement in the preparation and upkeep of our financial model and forecasts as the business scales
  • Working closely with non-finance colleagues to improve financial and non-financial performance of the business
  • Various ad hoc project work that arises in a rapidly scaling business

Essential requirements – Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven demonstrable experience of using Power BI is essential
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Qualified accountant preferred, not essential
  • Experience in quality monthly financial and management reporting
  • Experience in building financial models and forecasts
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with non-finance colleagues and work well with people at all levels in the business


  • Self-starter and willing to go above and beyond to ensure the job is completed
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritise
  • Team player
  • Analytical skill set
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Good attitude

The Perks:

We are a relatively young company with a very ambitious future. You will be paid competitively and of course, can have as much free coffee and tea as you can drink as well as a great discount on our coffee beans, food items in store, merch and booze. We work hard and we play hard too. Our summer and Christmas parties are not to be missed!

About Black Sheep Coffee…

Founded in 2013 when a group of friends decided to quit their jobs on the same day to “Leave The Herd Behind” and embark on a coffee mission of ridding the world of boring, average-tasting coffee. Black Sheep Coffee is famous for launching the first 100% specialty grade robusta coffee and the only premium robusta bean on the market (X2 caffeine – get your buzz on!). Our Founders, Gabriel and Eirik, travel to origins throughout the year to source the best beans in the world. In fact, we are one of the few shop retailers that purchase our beans directly at the plantations, looking after the picking, drying, and washing process according to the strictest of guidelines – all in search of the perfect bean.