Senior Financial Analyst (Sales)

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials.

Chicago

Description

The Senior Financial Analyst will support the sales organization through financial analysis that drives profitable decision making.

Market Overview

Dyson sells products in 71 countries, and it employs almost 6,000 people globally, one third of whom are engineers and scientists. The face of Dyson is changing rapidly. Three years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today its digital motor powers cordless vacuums, robots, hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters around the world. This is just the beginning; we just launched our new Supersonic Hair Dryer and have a plan to launch many other new products over the next 3 years.

Function Overview

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Accountabilities

Provide financial support to the National Accounts Team

  • Key business partner for our key retailers
  • Partner with sales & demand teams to develop retailer business plans
  • Provide robust reporting, commentary, and analysis and develop insights/ recommendations to leadership team
  • Support key decisions by working closely with the National Account team
  • Support implementation of new commercial planning tools
Manage the annual budget and monthly re-forecast process
  • Own the forecast and budgets for key retailers working with the relevant National Account managers and support the Finance Director with the overall promotional forecast and budget
  • Analyze promotional investment to ensure spend is in line with corporate objectives
  • Partner with the sales team to ensure quality evaluation is performed to measure the effectiveness of our investments
  • Ensure approval is secured for promotional activities for accounts
  • Work closely cross functionally to ensure promotional spend is accrued accurately
  •  Provide detailed commentary of variances vs. expectations
  • Own post promotional analysis of national events plus retailer specific events and report to senior management
Special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and perform ad hoc analysis as needed
  • Critical thinker who identifies issues and finds solutions
  • Excitement to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; MBA in Finance preferred 
  • 5+ years in a Financial Analyst role required, preferably with experience in a sales & marketing organization
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving issues around forecasting and budgeting
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of spreadsheets - the ability to quickly understand business scenarios and model them is critical
  • Advanced knowledge/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Demonstrates understanding of the preparation, analysis and presentation of corporate financial statements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of the preparation, analysis and presentation of corporate financial statements
  • Ability to influence through clear presentation and communication of complex data analysis
  • Competence with fundamentals of project management required
  • Adaptable/flexible - able to multi task
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ingenious- empirical, disciplined and a problem solver
  • Attuned- emotionally smart, having positive intent
  • Shrewd- make sound decisions, long-term commercial thinking
  • Fighter- driven to get the best result. Challenges themselves and others

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 careers.us@dyson.com or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted: 16-Feb-2017

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