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Business Analyst 3(Sr. Finance/Business Planning Analyst)

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Business Analyst 3(Sr. Finance/Business Planning Analyst)

Plano, TX

6 months contract


Role and Responsibilities:

If you have ambitions to be a part of a Best in Class organization, Client is the place to be. From planning to execution, we handle the day to day sales for all of our partners. Being well rounded is critical on this team as you will work with Product leaders, Vendor partners, Supply Chain, Customers and Sales teams. The dynamic culture at Client offers both great challenge and great reward. If you want to work among the very best talent in the industry, working on the most innovative products in the world, Client is the place to be.

In this role, you will be responsible for understanding the financial operations and processes for Client Electronic America’s business units. You will provide assistance with financial reporting and analysis. You will participate in process evaluation, ad hoc reporting, and various financial duties. You will build & maintain various intelligence databases, and produce regular reports regarding key developments in Mobile Accessary and Watch industry. In this role you are an individual contributor that works under limited supervision and considered a seasoned and experienced professional with adequate understanding of own job area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for gathering data from various sources and analyzing information to produce weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly reports for Client audience
  • Responsible for financial process systems and reconcile any differences
  • Responsible for building and maintaining knowledgeable database
  • Analyze the business and provide insights, feedback and recommendation to improve the process and/or business area
  • Applies advanced Microsoft skills; primarily in Excel (VBA preferred) and Powerpoint
  • Attentive to detail analysis

Background/Experience required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 6-10 years of directly related experience or Bachelor's Degree with 3-7 years of experience is required
  • Prior experience should include research analysis and/or business analysis
  • 3+ years’ experience in business planning analysis or supply chain management is required
  • Advance excel skills- VBA coding for macro is a preferred
  • Strong database management- need to be very attentive to details
  • Proficient in SAP system; or similar ERP systems
  • Fluency English, written and speaking is required

Necessary Skills:

Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all assigned levels with the customer and within and outside the company. Plan, organize, and prioritize multiple complex assignments and projects. Read and interpret detailed and complex customer requirements. Demonstrated competency in both oral and written communication modes for both internal and external personnel at various levels, especially in the sales and marketing, logistical, or financial areas of clients, prospects, and SEA. Work independently and in a team environment in order to achieve personal and team goals and complete assignments within established time frames. Demonstrated excellence in time management skills and follow up to ensure meeting on time deliverables. The ability to accept tasks and problems/situations that differ and require creativity to search for solutions among learned consequences. Only broad and general guidelines exist for solving problems. The ability to utilize implied knowledge of task alternatives and to make spontaneous decisions using past experience and the guidance of successful experiences of others. Interact with all levels within the organization and has frequent external contacts. The position will require a blend of analytical skills, strategic thinking, and organizational influence. Key success factors in this role include strong project management skills, attention to detail, statistics/finance acumen, enthusiasm, a self-starter attitude, practicality, agility, collaboration and communication.

Please submit candidates w/ the following must-haves:

  1. Highly advanced excel skills- VBA coding for macro; this position is needed to make reporting more efficient - help automate data and take raw data from diff. database systems and integrate to excel, to create insightful dashboards.
  2. Attentive to detail on raw data; able to research the numbers and identify trends to identify a story behind the #s.
  3. Strong business analytics; must have great interpersonal skills to research data trends and #s (w/ various external/internal parties), to really understand business issues and provide insights, feedback, or recommendation to improve the process/or business area.
  4. PPT skills (huge plus) – will create decks for leadership team!

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