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Sales Analyst in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Sales Analyst position is a member of the Behr / Kilz finance team and responsible for overseeing and supporting the retail sales and marketing side of the financial operations within Behr Process Corporation. This position works closely with and supports the GMs, and Business Unit executive leaders in the overall financial and strategic aspects of the businesses under their responsibility. Indirectly, the position also supports Behr’s overall corporate financial system and structure (e.g., Core Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis ? Financial Modeling / Business Development ? Sales Reporting, Planning and Analysis) and other corporate administrative functions. This position interfaces with the President and CFO of Behr Process Corporation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Business Planning & Decision Support

  • Support the planning, execution, and continuous improvement of the enterprise-wide corporate annual plan (AOP), long-range plan (LRP), and strategic planning deployment processes (SDP) to create shareholder value.

  • Analyze and synthesize retail POS plans and results (weekly and/or monthly) across multiple customers and/or channel functions to identify and explain business drivers at the functional level in support of consolidated presentations to the Executive management team.

  • Support corporate strategic planning, scenario analysis and other business planning and analysis needs for customer “line reviews” and other major enterprise initiatives.

  • Assist in the development, reporting, and execution of any cost center strategies and initiatives.

    Monthly Forecasting, Planning and Analysis

  • Assess the adequacy of and provide the appropriate direction on financial forecasts.

  • Analyze and bridge PY vs. CY, Budget vs. CY, expense variances for areas of responsibility.

  • Support in the compilation, analysis, and review of financial reporting and analysis to parent company (Masco).

    Operational & Financial Performance Reporting, Monitoring and Improvement

  • Assist in the monitoring of the financial, operational and strategic performance of the business units; follow-up on unusual trends and variance to expectations.

  • Continually evaluate, challenge, improve efficiency and financial transparency, and add value to the organization.

  • Conduct routine and ad hoc management reporting and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual key performance indicators and business drivers for presentation to Executive management.

  • Assist members of the Executive Leadership team in actions to drive improved sales, operational and strategic performance.

  • Lead kaizen (continuous improvement) opportunities to improve forecasting, cost structuring, planning and reporting (data) processes.

  • Oversee and manage the sales team’s commission planning process.

    Financial Control

  • Monitor, coordinate and conduct system audits with IT to maintain data integrity within systems.

  • Support and adhere to departmental process and procedures in order to uphold departmental SOX compliance.

  • Liaise and coordinate with respective parties (Business Unit leaders and Behr / Kilz financial functions such as General Accounting, Payroll, People Services / HR, Account Payable, Accounts Receivable, Contract Management, Selling, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.) in ensuring that critical and sensitive issues are resolved adequately and on a timely basis.

    Experience and Qualifications

  • BS / BA in Statistics, Business (with quantitative emphasis), Accounting, Economics, or related field - CPA or MBA preferred

  • Bring 2 - 4 years of relevant accounting, FP&A, and/or statistical / data mining professional experience

  • Big 4 accounting experience preferred

  • Experience effectively working with and presenting information to senior management

  • Software skills:
    ­ Strong Microsoft Excel (including Pivot Tables) and PowerPoint skills required
    ­ Experience with SAP system preferred, not mandatory
    ­ Experience with SAP Business Objects Analysis, not mandatory
    ­ Experience with Hyperion HFM Financial Management system preferred, not mandatory


    Shift 1 (United States of America)

    Full or Part Time

    Full time

    BEHR is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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