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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

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Job Description

Manager, FP&A

Bob’s FP&A team is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Finance Manager to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales forecasting, strategic planning, decision support analyses, financial planning, and sales performance reporting. This role will support Bob’s Retail B&M and Ecommerce channels, which includes the online business as well as the 100+ physical locations around the US. In this role, innovative analytical and financial leadership skills are required at both the macro and micro levels, as this team is responsible for understanding store level and regional seasonality and leveraging that information to develop an accurate and thoughtful forecast. In this role you will also provide financial support to the Leadership team, requiring excellent communication skills, a strong business acumen, and the ability to think fluidly during presentations and negotiations. The position requires in-depth knowledge of Retail’s business strategies, forecasting processes, and the company’s goals. The successful candidate is a proven leader who embraces change, offers new perspectives, and constantly looks for new and improved ways to achieve results. You have the ability to work independently through others with minimal direct supervision while completing a variety of complex, non-standardized tasks

Job Responsibilities

  • Model plan /projection scenarios for sales, gain Exec Team alignment and provide final input to financial plan
  • Analyze daily, weekly, monthly variances on Omni channel sales and margin line items. Provide insights / conclusions to Leadership team, including guidance for days / weeks with nuisances vs. trend, i.e. holidays, lapping weather, etc.
  • Drive and conduct the business review conversations based on critical KPI’s – traffic, transactions,  UPT, AUR, comp sales, margin rates, and inventory turn, among others.
  • Provide value-added analysis, insights, and recommendations to mitigate risks and identify opportunities. Drive conversations on early identification of emerging business trends.
  • Perform analysis of exposure and return for all business decisions, making recommendations for optimizing financial impact
  • Develop analyses, tools, processes and procedures to facilitate and monitor business initiatives
  • Participate in conference calls/meetings with business partners to ensure accurate forecasting
  • Partner with the supply demand planning team weekly to provide forecast insights that drive supply allocation to Retail Strategic Analysis
  • Develop innovative analyses on all aspects of the retail industry, serving as subject matter expert on sales trends by Stores, Ecommerce, industry trends, and competitor trends
  • Present complex financial modeling in simplified form to Leadership and senior finance executives regularly
  • Support the weekly forecast process and understand how variables such as historical performance, seasonality, and the macro/micro economic environment affect the current business trends
  • Lead the weekly forecast conversations with the Leadership team, providing trend analyses, supply updates, forecast recommendations and assess risk and opportunity

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Market Analysis or related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in analytical roles within a retail environment
  • Ability to establish credibility with senior leaders and functional experts
  • Proven quantitative and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate high level of intellectual curiosity that translates into new approaches to business issues
  • Strong understanding of Corporate Sales planning and forecasting processes as well as strong detailed data analytics for both Stores and Ecommerce Channels
  • 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 use historical trends to develop dynamic forecasting models.
  • Thrive in a high performance, fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Past experience at a Retail or ecommerce business.

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.