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Sr. Manager, Financial Analysis

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, 01702, Massachusetts
Date posted: 06/30/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1018966
Position Summary

The Senior Manager Finance Planning & Analysis manages the business performance management process for their Business Unit.  Responsibilities include analysis, reporting and strategy support balancing Expense & Service. Activities include developing key KPI’s, annual budget plan, monthly forecasts, analytical support for key operating metrics, etc. There will be frequent and regular communication with cross functional departments.  Role will be an advisor, partnering with Key Business Unit management teams, to drive business insights, facilitate change and improvement for Retail costs while protecting service to customers. This position will be a key member of the North American Finance team and will report to the Director of Retail Financial Planning & Analysis. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Planning and analysis for Retail functions.
  • Perform review of weekly & monthly results and produce executive level summaries with commentary for Business Reviews with Executive Leadership.
  • Analyze and forecast monthly operating expenses for Business Unit, incorporating impact of changes to key performance metrics.
  • Oversee, coordinate and administer the annual budget process for Business Unit expense.
  • Think analytically, focus on the big picture, ability to drill into the detail and disseminate key insights.
  • Understand how the business works and the upstream and downstream activities that impact and are impacted by Business Unit.
  • Strategic planning and development for key processes in Business Unit.
  • Communicate related strategy, concepts efficiently and effectively to a senior executive audience.
  • Quickly adapt to shifting priorities while maintaining focus on the broader business.
  • Ensure all key internal customer requests for financial information, questions and ad-hoc issues are handled in a timely, professional manner.
Functional Knowledge
  • Maintain an understanding of Finance concepts, methods, standards, principles, and technology; make sound decisions and recommendations based on that understanding.
  • Ability to form strategy and apply a comprehensive knowledge of current and evolving best practices and industry trends.
  • Serve as a Finance thought leader – build financial models that can predict outcomes reliably and accurately
  • Manage the operational performance management process including monthly operational reporting, financial forecasts & budget management.
Management/Leadership Responsibility
  • Manage team and work to address talent management, resource planning, etc.  Select and hire employees for the core function group.
  • Provide support, training, mentoring, and development to staff on an ongoing basis to ensure the department performs at a maximum level.
  • Guide and influence people, processes, and resources to support the best interest of the business.
  • Build trusting relationships with business leaders and partners.
  • Responsible for proactively preventing problems as well as addressing and independently guiding problem solving efforts.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field
  • 10 or more years of progressive finance experience
  • At least 5 years  of progressive management experience
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Business Unit, Finance partners, and Executive Leadership
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail required
  • Advanced presentation skills for educating internal business partners on emerging trends for Service & Expense and presenting to the Executive Leadership team
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • MBA or master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience synthesizing complex results into communicable insights.
  • Experience working within a large public global organization.

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.