BUSINESS ANALYST, WHOLESALEYou will be a key resource for evaluating and performing financial reporting and analysis, business trend analysis, risk and opportunity assessment, forecasting, budgeting, and long-range strategic planning for the Wholesale business.How You Will Make a Difference What you will do:Coordinate and prepare the monthly forecasts, annual budget and annual strategic plan related to the revenue, margin, and operating expenses of the Wholesale business by engaging with various business partners and within the finance team Organize and analyze large amounts of data to provide insightful revenue and expense reporting and analyses on a recurring and ad-hoc basis to understand monthly, quarterly, and annual business performance to support senior management's strategic decisions Maintain and develop reporting tools that are used to create thoughtful, easy-to-follow presentations to effectively communicate results, ideas, risks, and opportunities to key stakeholders Evaluate and identify business trends that will assist in calculating our financial risk and opportunity against the financial forecast and plansHow will you be successful:Establishing a strong foundation in understanding the Company’s financial, business, and operational policies and processes along with applying exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills to provide information that senior management can use to influence strategic decisionsActively building cross-functional partnerships through continuous and collaborative communications with key business partners to deliver timely, value-added analysis to business partners and senior management driving measurable results and contributing to the team’s successSkills for SuccessYears of Related Professional Experience: 1 - 3 yearsBA/BS in Business, Finance, or other related disciplineFinancial and performance analysis experience & skills required Retail experience is a plusExcellent written and verbal communication skillsHighly organized & detail-oriented with proven analytical skillsAbility to work closely with the Finance team and cross-functionally with Sales & Operations teams to drive results and build strong partnershipsSelf-starter and adaptable, able to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, team environment while maintaining the highest level of individual accountabilityDriven to understand the business and seek out continuous learning opportunities to grow professionallyOutstanding PC skills in Microsoft environment a must, including database, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation capabilitiesExperience with financial and sales software like SAP, BPC, Hyperion, Cognos a plus
Timberland Company • Portsmouth, u.s.
Senior Analyst, Pricing & CostingThe Senior Analyst, Pricing & Costing will report to the Manager, Global Pricing and Costing. This is a highly analytical role that requires the individual to consider large amounts of data from multiple sources to help Timberland develop, execute, and manage strategies & business plans that drive profitable and sustainable growth. You will be a key partner in building the tools and connections that influence the price-value relationship across Timberland’s Footwear, Apparel, and Accessories assortments. The Senior Analyst will take a data-driven approach to help uncover opportunities to reduce product cost and improve price-value throughout the product creation process to achieve seasonal product margin targets. The ideal candidate is comfortable with large amounts of data, and a self-starter who possesses outstanding Excel and data-visualization skills, is comfortable with ambiguity, and has a strong desire to “connect the dots” across the business. How You Will Make a Difference What you will do:Analyze Pricing DataAssess data from a variety of sources, using it to derive insights into pricing strategies and market trendsUse quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze competitor pricing, assess market share and margins, and track customer engagement to gain a complete picture of effective pricing strategiesDevelop Forecasts and ModelsIn collaboration with Demand Planning, use a variety of statistical modeling methods to prepare reports that show the potential impact of various pricing strategies, including their effect on margins and costs and how they will impact profitability and sales volumeForecasts should also include information related to the broader marketDetermine Pricing and Marketing StrategiesWork closely with sales and marketing personnel to develop and enact competitive pricing strategiesAnalyze data related to return on investment (ROI) for existing marketing and promotional programs, analyze customer response to marketing efforts, and determine more effective ways to reach customers and gain market shareMonitor Industry TrendsStay abreast of market trends within the industry.Recommend pricing strategies that align closely with trends identified.Develop strategies that take advantage of untapped market segments and help the company gain market share in new avenuesDevelop Pricing ToolsWork with global partners to develop and leverage consistent tools to perform margin and pricing analysis in support of business initiatives, e.g., Go-to-Market (GTM) process Develop pricing tools to respond more quickly to changing market needs or trendsThese tools should include dynamic pricing that allows the company to quickly adjust prices to enhance sales volume and conversion rates, as well as tools that streamline the analysis process and provide more immediate information about competitor prices and promotionsPresent Findings to Key Decision-MakersPresent findings to various process owners through weekly, monthly and/or GTM milestone meetings Translate complex data into actionable strategies and techniques to drive sales and enhance marketing efforts Prepare both written reports and visual presentations to share findings How you will do it: With your skills in continuous improvement, information monitoring, decision making, planning, and organizing and being customer focused, your talent for building partnerships with communication, gaining commitment and leveraging cultural diversity will contribute to the team’s success. You are also adaptable with innovation and innovative thinking while continuously learning and driving for results. Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day. Skills for SuccessYears of Related Professional Experience: 3 - 5 years of experience in marketing, finance, or business administrationEducational Position Requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees such as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics or economics are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.What we expect you already know/have:Analytical thinking: you will examine and assess data from a variety of sources, ranging from competitor pricing data to customer segment profiles and cost dataMathematics: you have the required excellent mathematical skills to derive insights from multiple data sources and utilize them to develop models and provide pricing advice to decision-makers Team collaboration: you will work closely with the sales, marketing, and merchandise teams to determine and set pricesYou need to be a strong collaborator/coordinator.Financial forecasting: you can develop a range of forecasts and models to assist decision-makers with setting and modifying prices, including margin forecasts that reflect seasonal and promotional pricing strategiesProblem-solving skills: Effective problem-solving skills are vital in this role, as you will need to devise solutions to drive profitability and support revenue and market share goals Communication skills: strong written and verbal communicator; you need to present your findings through reports and presentations Systems/Tools: Microsoft office application skills, e.g., Word, advanced Excel, advance PowerPointData visualization software, e.g., Tableau, Power BI / Power QueryCognos preferredProduct Line Management (PLM) system experience
Timberland Company • Portsmouth, u.s.
Job DescriptionThe Store Portfolio Analyst will lead the regional development of dashboards, tools, and analysis in support of store portfolio and merchandising projects. This role will play a crucial role in helping the team identify and evaluate new areas of opportunities to maintain a healthy and modern store portfolio. This position is based in New York, NY within our Merchandising function, and reports to our Regional Store Portfolio Merchandise Manager. For an interim period, internal candidates employed within the region (Toronto or Mexico City) may continue working remotely. Immigration sponsorship would be provided, if applicable, to move from Toronto or Mexico City to New York before the end of 2022. Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Together with Regional Store Portfolio Merchandise Manager, evaluate and prioritize projects to align with regional strategic goals Analyze and translate complex sets of data into actionable insights to deliver business recommendations, addressing topics such as store layout, assortment mix, and market opportunities Design, develop, and maintain key dashboards or reports needed to manage the regional store portfolio, for use at both a regional and sales market level Work closely with merchandising stakeholders and cross-functional analyst partners to manage and streamline different reports and projects Evaluate new internal and external tools, systems, and capabilities and provide recommendations to the Regional Merchandising team Act as key liaison between sales markets and global teams to optimize and standardize workflows, improve the existing reporting, and define new data needs Support with ad-hoc requests from sales market and regional business partners as needed QualificationsWhat You’ll Need to Succeed: BA/BS in Data Science, Statistics or relevant field or equivalent work experience 2-4 years of experience in a business analyst, data analyst or statistical analyst role, ideally in the Retail or CPG industry Demonstrated ability to structures problems, consider multiple perspectives, and present recommendations that are relevant for the organization Strong communication and presentation skills; able to adapt information and insights to different audiences Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities Advanced proficiency with Excel, SQL, R, or other business tools to conduct analytics Experience with data visualization tools such as PowerBI and Tableau Flexible and adaptable to evolving business requirements and objectives
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB • New York, U.S.