Supports financial forecasting by calculating annual, monthly, weekly, and daily projections and adjusting them based on actual results; conducting financial analyses (for example, ad hoc, risk) and reports (for example, two-year historical sales trends, seasonality charts) to understand and explain business trends and performance; preparing and analyzing new item and line review financials (for example, forecasted category assortment, modular financial performance); providing insight on how key inputs are used in inventory, margin forecasts, decision-making, and month-end recaps; and providing an accurate view of future business results at the department level.
Leads the analysis of assigned category modular development processes and strategies by analyzing and mining data to identify areas of opportunities and gaps; interpreting results to provide localized data for specific category needs; providing data to support business cases for category needs; providing guidance to cross-functional teams regarding modular impact on the business metrics (for example, sales, market share); making recommendations to cross-functional leadership regarding gaps and solutions; and providing an accurate view of future business results at the department level.
Provides opportunity identification and business analytics to smaller departments and projects impacting category margins by synthesizing ongoing process data; conducting rigorous analysis (for example, customer, competitor, market, and category); developing a business-based understanding of competitors, customers, and internal financial results; supporting the implementation of business analytics solutions; and ensuring favorable business results are achieved.
Develops business analysis and insights to influence decisions by conducting rigorous analysis to assess performance of strategic actions; recommending corrective actions to maximize business value; and driving post-modular performance for in-store merchandising tests, pricing actions, and feature performance analysis (for example, buyers handle feature planning and execution, supplier performance).
Drives impact analysis for small to mid-size categories by synthesizing ongoing process data; developing business impacting recommendations based on impact analysis; influencing buying organizations to implement recommendations; quantifying modular and item decisions to drive business metrics; analyzing data to determine impact (for example, profit, sales, markdown) of existing strategies and processes; modeling data based on proposed initiatives; leading annual budgeting by establishing fiscal budgets down to the department level based on rigorous analytics and linkage to merchant strategies; and providing top-down financial model and category budget guidelines to assist buyers.
Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics or related field and 1 year experience in Data Analysis, Supplier Sales, Finance, or related field OR 3 years experience in data analysis, supplier sales, finance, or related field. 1 year's experience with Microsoft Office (for example, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Data Analysis and Insights, Finance/Accounting, Information Technology, Microsoft Office, Relational Database Management System (RDMS), Retail Software Programs, Sales, Space Planning, Working on cross-functional teams or projects
Bachelors: Business, Bachelors: Marketing, Bachelors: Mathematics, Bachelors: Statistics, Masters: Mathematics, Masters: Statistics