1+ months

Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Framingham, MA 01701

**Position Summary**

The Senior Financial Planning Analyst will be a key member of the Finance team dedicated to providing analytical support and business insights for the $10B+ delivery business. This supporting role will perform business analysis for functional areas of Staples Digital Solutions (Technology), Supply Chain, Marketing, Customer Service, Merchandising or Sales. Depending on the Functional Area of support, you will rely on your previous education, experience, system skill set and team to analyze business sales trends, expenses, create budgets, and evaluate performance relative to planned expectations.

To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to establish strong working relationships with peers and leaders that result in open, active lines of communication. The successful candidate will take a pro-active approach to interpreting business results and subsequently, share those findings with the goal of influencing and driving business behavior.

**Key Business Responsibilities**

+ Key role in managing the P&L weekly and monthly, including analysis and reporting

+ Forecast and collaboratively plan key expenses or critical product categories

+ Develop annual budgets and/or long-term plans

+ Analyze expense trends and make recommendations for cost control and savings opportunities

+ Be adept at manipulating, analyzing, and presenting findings around big, complex data sets

+ Create performance summaries for inclusion in weekly and month end reporting / business reviews

+ Partner with leadership to identify key business trends and provide supportive analytics that drive and influence business performance

+ Establish and manage business specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

+ Think analytically, focus on the big picture, and can drill into the detail and disseminate key insights

+ Provide general and ad hoc analytic support to the business units


**Required Skills**

+ Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field

+ 2-4 years of progressive finance experience

+ Proven ability to take large complex data sets and turn them into actionable information

+ Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Business Unit, Finance partners, and Senior Leadership

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent attention to detail required

+ Advanced presentation skills for educating internal business partners on emerging

+ Exceptional planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

**Preferred Skills**

+ MBA or masters degree in a related field

+ Experience synthesizing complex results into communicable insights

+ Systems knowledge of Excel and/or access; experience with SQL, Python or PowerBI a plus

_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_

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


Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2021-02-14

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