Business Analyst - II

  • Location
    Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Job type
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Operations

The Funding Management Analyst is responsible for the management of all front store merchandising vendor funding activities and analysis, as well as analytical support for all lines on the category P&L and other category related financial impacts. The role will also be responsible for adhoc analytical support to generate and interpret financial and business specific analysis as well as creating forecasts and communicating variances to business owners and senior management. The analyst will use analysis of supplier allowance funding trends and forecasts to identify risks and opportunities which may impact category profitability.

• Analyze and enhance funding capture through performing opportunity audits, analyzing funding rate declines, identifying funding mix shifts, and advising Category Management on opportunities to maintain or improve overall funding capture and rate, thereby optimizing profitability, • Support Category Management by providing and interpreting various financial and business specific analysis and forecasts, with a specific focus on Supplier Allowances, • Engage cross-functionally across the organization to drive results and resolve issues encountered by the team including the ability to assess and course-correct as necessary • Articulate conclusions and recommendations to the leadership team and category management. • Develop analytical materials and prepare material and presentations in a way that can be easily understood by others who may not have the same background or expertise. • Partner closely with business owners to break down business questions, design analysis and determine required data • Enhance and enforce documentation, archiving, and audit processes for agreements with vendors. • Assist in the development of annual plans and budgets for vendor funding, working with the leadership team. • Work on special projects, ad hoc analysis, and initiatives.

Shift: 8:30-5PM
Pay: $40/hr

* Experience: Preferred - 1-2 years of merchandising or finance experience with a strong understanding of retail merchandising basics, and merchandising processes. The hiring manager will consider entry level candidates for high potential self starting, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial new graduates, as well as more experienced professionals with the same qualities
* Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent experience; some advanced training in Finance, Economics, Mathematics and/or other quantitative analytical degree a plus

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