Consumer Retail Operations Planner - Reporting & Analytics

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials.

Chicago, IL


The Consumer Retail Operations Planner for Reporting & Analytics will seek to provide actionable reporting and insight into our sales-out business; defining when, where and how we focus and invest to efficiently grow our sales-out business.  They will work collaboratively with Field Sales, Sales, National Accounts and Marketing teams to provide clear reporting; including insights and actions in all cases, to ensure we are making the right decisions and are grounded in data to drive towards our Sales ambitions. 

Market Overview

Dyson landed in the US in 2002 and within 24 months our technology was market share leader. Our bustling HQ is based in the historic Montgomery Ward Building, overlooking the Chicago River. Just west of the city in Aurora, our dedicated US Customer Care team now numbers 160 people. And in total, there are over 600 Dyson people working across the US in multiple functions.

But Dyson US is still growing. It’s poised to double its footprint and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team are truly fired up.

Function Overview

Always evolving, always challenging, our Sales teams are the connection between Dyson and the fast-paced world of retail. Across our global markets, we partner all the key players – online and on the high street. Plus, recently our first Dyson store was launched, with many more to come. It gives us a new benchmark for Dyson retail standards – elevating the brand and inspiring new ways to put Dyson technology into people's homes.


Achieve sales, profit and inventory goals with Sell-out team through the following:

Ongoing Sales Results Analysis and Reporting

  • Provide on-going retail sales reporting and analysis for the field sales and regional teams
  • Collect, distribute, and present weekly sales results, reporting on attainment to forecast and key drivers
  • Monitor retailer sales and inventories; assess risks and opportunities; communicate and implement best profit and high customer satisfaction solutions
  • Synthesize data to share with the field sales team and sales leadership to drive insight and prioritization
  • Prepare presentations and reports to disseminate data to the field; Present findings in key forums

Conduct Ad Hoc Data Analysis

  • Provide analysis and feedback on store level events including return on investment for these events
  • Work closely with Finance Team to analyze profitability of in-store investments
  • Oversees and prioritize ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; conduct analysis of relevant sell out data to drive strategy and decision-making
  • Provide store audit results, with clear insights and actions

Establish Sales Targets and Track Attainment

  • Work with sales leadership to establish key KPIs for the sales team
  • Work closely with partners in finance to utilize historical sales data and factor in promotion, seasonality and key attributes to establish sales targets down to store level
  • Track attainment of targets and work with sales compensation analyst to capture attainment and determine appropriate compensation for applicable sales incentive
  • Work closely with third party partners to drive reporting and analysis and hold their teams accountable for KPI attainment and associated incentive payouts (as applicable)

Data Stewardship

  • Works with appropriate cross functional teams to maintain master data related to Sell Out operations
  • Shepherds adherence to processes and procedures related to data management


Ongoing Partnership with Sales and Marketing Teams

  • Partner with the field sales team to share results in a meaningful way, relating to their roles
  • Seek consensus and approval from internal stakeholders for proposed plans; negotiate with accounts to achieve company's best position
  • Partner with accounts to help understand how sell-out teams are driving their business
  • Provide executive summaries for leadership team to understand high level sell-out performance and drivers

Contribute to Dyson success

  • Serve as an active and high performing member of the team
  • Be able to challenge self and others in accepting the norm, while working towards best practices
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Think outside of the box, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Identify problems and find solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree required; business major preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Outlook required
  • SAP experience preferred
  • 2+ years in an analyst role preferred
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Experience working with a sales function preferred
  • Experience working with Arc GIS preferred
  • Experience working with Tableau preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Strong communication skills required

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.
Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 15-May-2017

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