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Job Description

Business Analyst

Position – Full Time - Fixed term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Salary TBC

Based Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Reporting to Head of FP&A

Benefits  Company Bonus scheme + Pension contributions + Medical Benefit

About Imagine Cruising

Established in the UK in 2011, founded by experienced travel entrepreneur and CEO Robin Deller along with co-founder Natalie Maye. Imagine Cruising are experts in creating Cruise and Stay Holidays and now selling over 60,000 holidays a year with turnover in excess of £200m and industry beating margin and profit metrics. We specialise in creating competitively priced, unique cruise packages targeted at both traditional cruisers and the “new to cruise” market.

Our Head Office is in the UK with a team of 150 and we are now trading in South Africa, Australia, (Brisbane & Perth), and New Zealand, a total of 250 employees.

Imagine Cruising believes in developing the knowledge, capability and skills of all staff in the company. That may mean that from time to time we will ask staff to be flexible in working in and supporting different areas of the business either within their own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the company as a whole in our fast moving and developing business.

Job Purpose

Working alongside the Head of FP&A and the Product and Commercial Managers to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of the monthly forecasts and trading performance against key metrics.


  • Accurately build monthly P&L forecasts within agreed time frames
  • Assist Commercial Managers with the builds of the monthly marketing plans and book marketing where required.
  • Prepare and update daily calls and P&L forecasts for Commercial Managers.
  • Accurately report on performances as required.
  • Accurately update master mitigation document to include package forecasts.
  • Track and produce business updates for overrides including cruise Lines, flights and land suppliers.
  • Track financial risks in relation to cruise and rail charters
  • General analytical tasks as required.

Skill Set Required

  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and a clear focus on high quality and accuracy
  • Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Excel and Word, Internet and email
  • Able to get on with others and be a team-player
  • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment and able to deliver under pressure
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities


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