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Manager, FP&A (Supply Chain and Operations) in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 7/5/2020

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Job Description

Bob’s Finance and Business Planning team is seeking a highly motivated Financial Manager to join the team. The manager partners closely with senior management levels of Supply Chain functions including DC Operations, Line Haul, Last Mile Delivery and Inbound Logistics.  This role acts as a trusted leader who assists in a cross functional capacity to align strategic goals with operational performance – helping to shape both long term strategy and bridge the path towards realization.  Key qualities for the role require critical thinking, strong communications, follow-up and with a continuous improvement mindset. 

Key responsibilities include: Be the analytics lead and finance liaison for key performance metrics, provide thought leadership to drive business insights.  Support the forecast and budgeting process for management financials, including consolidation of revenue and costs, in depth analysis, and performance updates to key executives.  Role will report to Director of FP&A.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the coordination, analysis, preparation, and presentation of strategic plans, annual operating plans, and forecast updates for the Supply Chain business. Implement processes to improve transparency of operations through metrics and executional plans.
  • Work with the SVP of Supply Chain and direct reports to connect the flow of merchandise from procurement to customer.  Develop clear measures of productivity, volume, utilization and staffing on a weekly basis and go forward plans
  • Work with the real estate team to build proforma models in support of new market expansions.  Develop templates and models that can be adapted to different scenarios with the use of metrics. 
  • Be aware of geopolitical, macro and competitive trends which may affect BDF
  • Provide analysis of revenue/expense trends and identify margin improvement opportunities
  • Perform analysis of the drivers of Retail growth (internal and external). Develop recommendations to maximize growth opportunities
  • Be a strong user and proponent of Power BI information systems to give fast and accurate insight through analysis of key drivers (channel, traffic, conversion and operational efficiency)
  • Work directly with cross functional department leads to understand requirements for analytical support. Estimate level of effort, and provide timing estimates for completion.
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets, financial analysis, and the development/maintenance of plan to an operational level
  • Support senior management in data gathering and analysis for short and long-term action plans as well as various financial analyses on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives.
  • Execute, communicate and oversee monthly forecasting to the field to include design and implementation of all payroll models, as well as monitoring performance.
  • Actively perform adhoc financial and operational analysis on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives, sales trends and projections, etc.
  • Interpret and summarize results of financial analysis and make recommended solutions

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or related discipline

  • 5+ years in various Finance roles with exposure to different functional areas with accomplishments in each role

  • Ability to establish credibility with senior leaders and functional experts
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment often in ambiguous circumstances while prioritizing business needs  
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines with limited supervision. Proven thought leadership skills, including the ability to be innovative and be able to drive results both as an individual and team environment
  • Proven quantitative and analytical skills with a high emphasis on quality of work – including accuracy, connection to business drivers and clarity to end customers
  • Ability to balance between helping to shape strategic long-range planning and the budget / tactical execution steps to achieve
  • Demonstrate high level of intellectual curiosity that translates into new approaches to business issues
  • Strong understanding of Operations including Logistics and Distribution Operations
  • Past experience in a Retail or eCommerce business
  • Exceptional and advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and proficiency in working with different systems to retrieve and analyze data.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting financial documents and financial modeling.
  • Ability to work with massive amounts of data and summarize and convey findings.
  • Ability to leverage large datasets at all levels of an organization from manager to the CEO
  • Ability to use historical trends to develop dynamic forecasting models.
  • Ability to leverage data in disparate systems and determine/confirm the accuracy of such data.
  • Experience preparing reports/presentations for Senior Management and Boards of Directors.
  • Experience partnering with leaders across the Enterprise to analyze their results of operations and guide them to make adjustments as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Business or 7+ years in finance
  • Experience supporting or working in a multi-functional Supply Chain Operation

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.