In this position, the Manager of Finance will support our Merchandising business partners by providing high quality analytics and targeted negotiation strategy. The primary objective of the COGS Manager is to act as the internal financial consultant to the Merchant. In this consultant role, the Manager will analyze product costs, vendor financial performance, product engineering, supply chain, and store operations in order to identify potential savings on the products we sell in our stores.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Strategic Analysis/Problem Solving - Works to fully understand business; identify and implement process and organizational improvements. Plans and ensures execution of department objectives. Participates in preparation of the annual budget, reviews monthly expenditures and ensures that budgetary goals are met. Reviews monthly metrics to ensure goals are met.
Conduct financial planning for function and make appropriate recommendations.
Leads, plans, and coordinates work teams in an efficient manner to effectively perform any financial function and activity; utilizes metrics to track performance and manage workload. Ensures operational processes and procedures are compliant and consist with established policies.
Drive key functional financial metrics.
Project Management- Develops and supports a strategic alliance with business partners. Participates in cross-functional activities focused on solving business issues and enhancing our competitive advantage. Facilitates cross-functional communication with other areas of the business including but not limited to Finance, Human Resources, Real Estate, Operations, and Information Systems.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to a Director level
This position has no direct reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Retail and/or consulting experience preferred
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Knowledge of accounting principles and practicies, analysis and reporting of financial data.
Knowledge of business and mgmt. Principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation.
Project management skills; ability to prioritize and mult-task effectively.
Judgement and decision-making skills; considering relative costs, benefits of potential actions.
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