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Senior Manager, Financial Analysis

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 3/5/2018 12:59:13 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1042032
Position Summary

The Senior Manager Finance Planning & Analysis provides analytic support to the Marketing and Own Brand teams and related stakeholders. In addition, the role will provide support for other key company initiatives and provide additional financial analysis as supported by the FP&A team.


Responsibilities include analysis, reporting and strategy development. Activities include developing key KPI’s, annual budget plan, monthly forecasts, and analytical support for key operating metrics, etc. There will be frequent and regular communication with cross functional departments.  Role will be an advisor, partnering across management teams, to drive business insights, facilitate change and drive improvement for the business. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the following processes related to marketing:
    • Providing general and ad hoc analytic support to the marketing functions across channels and types of spend
    • Budgeting, forecasting and managing variable & fixed spend for Retail and online
    • Partner with Retail and Online Finance to ensure forecasting and reporting is accurate
    • Partner with the Marketing team to review roadmap of spend and key opportunities
    • Act as a liaison between marketing, merchants and accounting
  • Manage the following processes related to Staples Brand Group:
    • Providing general and ad hoc analytic support to the Staples Brand group across channels
    • Provide insights into key opportunities and trends
    • Budget, forecast and manage category and channel trends
    • Partner with key stakeholders on aligning Own Brand results and objectives
  • Provide financial support across key initiatives
    • Think analytically, focus on the big picture, and be able to drill into the detail and disseminate key insights
    • Strategic planning and development for key processes and initiatives
    • Communicate related strategy, concepts efficiently and effectively to a senior executive audience
    • Quickly adapt to shifting priorities while maintaining focus on the broader business

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 .

Management/Leadership Responsibility

  • Manage team and work to address talent management, resource planning, etc.  
  • 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
  • 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.

Additional Information


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

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