Essential Functions : (Specific duties and responsibilities critical to completion of daily workload)
Support the monthly reporting and analysis, the annual Budget and the strategic plan processes. Provide variance analysis and determine cause of change.
Scope includes the P&L and region / store sales performance.- Track and analyze Actuals vs. Budget vs. Forecast for sales, margin and operating expenses.
Drive enhancements in financial reporting and analysis as well as requisite system requirements.- Work with other business functions to support in the analysis of pricing activities, Portfolio management, sales and marketing projects, investment initiatives, supply costs (logistics, Gross Margin improvement), etc.
Manages the Trade Expenses and Marketing Budgets (including Displays). Track the performance of the Budgets versus plan and taking steps to mitigate any risks that may come to light.
Make the case for any financial investments that may not have been budgeted for, and supports resource re-allocation decisions.
Work closely with Sales, including Retail, Wholesale, and Merchandising leadership to develop and update financial models to identify trends, improve sales forecast accuracy and escalate potential issues as appropriate.
Lead deep dives on store performance characteristics using analytics to inform and influence the Sales and Merchandising teams around key drivers and the formulation of key store-
level strategies to improve / track performance.- Develop scorecards and other analyses / financial models (reviewing and measuring accuracy of daily spreads, store sales forecast, etc.
as appropriate.- Update various monthly sales & profitability reports, including analysis commentary - Analyze departmental expenses and work with business owners -
Provide ad hoc analytical support and perform special projects as needed.- Prepare and deliver presentations to executive management
JOB REQUIREMENTS Educational Background : BA / BS Field of Study : Experience : 5-8 yrs. Industry : Retail, consumer goods, luxury, and / or merchandising industry preferred.
Job Specific : BA with a minimum 8 years of experience in the financial analysis, financial planning, or financial modeling, FP&A or similar function.
Personal Competencies : Personal Competencies :
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way.
Comfortable challenging the status quo and challenging senior leaders to improve results.
Ability to partner across functions and drive process improvements and business results.
Ability to interpret financial statements, analyze results, identify key issues, and provide recommendations.
Understanding of financial statements, ROI, IRR calculations and retail metrics
Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
Retail experience strongly desired
Knowledge and experience in financial concepts, budgeting, and forecasting.
Strong financial modeling skills.
Team player with strong interpersonal skills. Computer Skills : Travel Required : If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to zsanchez pandora.
net. Please add the name of the vacancy in the subject. zsanchez pandora.net.