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Financial Business Analyst

Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Why join us? At Design Within Reach, home comes first. We believe in creating and sourcing pieces that move with you and are meant to be enjoyed over a lifetime from home to home, generation to generation. For us, that means exceptionally crafted, built-to-last, and beautifully designed furnishings. Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It's the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of Design Within Reach means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We are redefining modern for the 21st century. And our success allows Design Within Reach to support causes that align with our values, so we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone. Operating (in a hybrid capacity) out of our flagship Global Retail headquarters based in Stamford, CT and our Herman Miller and Knoll flagship offices in Manhattan, NY, you'll be surrounded by smart and creative teammates who are dedicated to making each other better while serving some of the world's most iconic brands including Herman Miller, Knoll, DWR, HAY, and Muuto. GENERAL PURPOSE The Sr. Company Planner will lead the strategic & financial demand and sales planning for our D2C businesses globally. Uses data-driven analytics, trend insights, and business acumen to develop and communicate the strategic plan (3yr forecast); the annual operating plan; and monthly forecasts. In partnership with cross-functional stakeholders, conducts ad-hoc analyses to support multiple business channels including e-commerce and brick-and-mortar. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs financial forecasting with input from cross-functional stakeholders, shares output with teams for alignment Composes weekly business recaps that demonstrate an understanding of retail trends and their implications across metrics Evaluates health of business; identifies and communicates risks and opportunities to forecast and LY Conducts ad-hoc analyses that result in actionable opportunities to drive business improvements Effectively communicates with teammates at all levels including leadership Partners with FP&A team to compose month-end and quarter-end hindsight decks to be shared with the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors Partners with global stakeholders across various departments to streamline global collaboration processes and strategies ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred 4 - 7 years of experience in a corporate retail or professional financial environment Thorough knowledge and expertise in financial forecasting and retail trend analysis Experience operating in a highly matrixed organization with the ability to use influential interpersonal skills to attain cross-functional buy-in Experience working in a fast-paced environment that requires agility and reprioritization while maintaining keen attention to detail Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of data in Excel Proven ability to operate independently and impactfully, and the desire to be a business owner SKILLS AND ABILITIES Demonstrated ability to effectively use office automation, communication software and tools currently being used in the Herman Miller office environment including related Financial programs and software. Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Advanced Excel skills a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations. Who We Hire? Simply put, we hire everyone. Design Within Reach is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We're committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities. Employment Type: Full Time

Keywords: DESIGN WITHIN REACH, Stamford , Financial Business Analyst, Professions , Stamford, Connecticut

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