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Commercial Finance Senior Analyst

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

 

 

 

Position Summary

 The Senior Financial Analyst is a key member of the Commercial Finance team supporting the Exterior Sales team. The role will report to the Director of Commercial Finance.  The incumbent is responsible for providing analytical support and actionable insights to the Sales management team within the James Hardie organization.  The successful candidate will have a high proficiency for assimilating data and trends via multiple sources to drive growth.

 

 Position Responsibilities

 Identify key financial and sales trends to drive growth: (60%)

  • Partner with key sales leaders to drive growth in market share by identifying opportunities by triangulating economic analysis, market data and financial insights
  • Leverage historical trends analysis to provide direction for sales activities
  • Develop forecast modeling and insights to anticipate sales trends and identify opportunities
  • Liaise and work with a broad cross-functional team to enhance, implement, and drive adoption of our ever evolving and expanding processes and systems
  • Innovate and Develop creative ways to evaluate the business, find opportunities, and drive overall value in collaboration with Sales Leadership
  • Operate as an integral member of the Commercial organization involved in Day-to-Day Impactful Business Decisions and Processes
  • Perform varied ad hoc analyses on the business across stated strategic priorities and metrics versus our Plan Assumptions
  • Correlate multiple data points to identify, synthesize and recommend on business decisions and direction

 Develop and enhance market & data automation and dashboards: (25%)

  • Assess current systems and databases and design enhanced financial tools for the sales team
  • Manage and triangulate large amounts of data into useable reporting and analysis
  • Develop and maintain SalesForce.com reports to identify opportunities for improved sales efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Process oriented solutions that are saleable and repeatable increasing efficiency and output

  Support critical recurring and ad-hoc reporting and analysis to drive the business: (15%)

  • Analyze internal / external information using data manipulation, correlation and statistical analysis.
  • Report by district and region on actual sales as compared to sales targets for volume and market share.
  • Support the regular Internal & External Business Review Cadence against our key performance indicators and drivers.

 The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

 

Position Requirements

 Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities: 

  • None

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to connect the bigger picture to day to day operations of the organization. 
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex and detailed data into meaningful insights.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply forecasting techniques to evaluate business goals
  • Articulates views in a clear and concise manner.
  • Anticipates questions and prepares appropriate responses or answers.
  • Uses narratives, like stories and analogies, to communicate messages.
  • Presents compelling arguments to support positions.
  • Constructively challenges business partner assumptions and goals.
  • Demonstrated advanced spreadsheet, database and word processing application skills.
  • Results-oriented to ensure deliverables are submitted in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion.
  • The desire and tenacity to grow within the organization.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (mba preferred)
  • 5-7 years of applicable analytical experience
  • Building, manufacturing or industrial sector experience (preferred).

 

 James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.


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