Manager, FP&A - Merchandising


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Location

NY-New York (Flatiron)

Classification

Full-Time

Description

The Manager, FP&AMerchandising will be the lead Finance partner for the Merchandising and Planning teams and will ensure that decisions support the Company strategy and the financial representation of that strategy. You will help grow our business through effective use of data and insights working with key stakeholders cross functionally, providing a strong, ongoing, strategic point of view on categories, along with specific recommendations for tactical improvement. You will partner with senior management to understand corporate guidance, build the plan accordingly, and adjust the plan as guidance changes. The Manager, FP&AMerchandising is a conduit of business performance optimization from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis to the Merchandising organizations on most matters that are objectively measurable.

Essential Functions

• Develop sales and inventory plans annually and providing weekly forecasts based on actual data.
• Manage the senior management metrics schedules and ensure accuracy of FP&A monthly reporting.
• Provide the Merchandise organization with on-going financial analytics to identify opportunities and risks to the operating business.
• Deliver financial modeling, guidance, and counseling related to strategic projects.
• Reconcile variances of forecast to actual results and partner with accounting to prepare for monthly close and analysis of results versus forecast/budget.
• Evaluate and analyze the sales and profit impact of strategic initiatives, margin initiatives, and other margin related activities including markdowns and promotions.
• Work closely with the Merchandise team and cross-functional partners to understand business issues and recommend solutions that drive profitable growth.
• Present results and translate statistical and business terminology to senior management and interact productively with decision makers.

Qualifications

• Experience leading others with the ability to effectively foster positive team member engagement, manage performance, and provide coaching to enhance skill development.
• Very strong analytical and quantitative skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments and projects with varying deadlines.
• Superior knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel, VBA and Macros, Data Modeling, MicroStrategy and statistical analysis a plus.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA or CPA preferred.
• At least 5 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis in a corporate setting. Retail background is highly desirable.

 

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