Sales Analyst

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Santa Ana, California

Behr Paint Company

<p><strong><em>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR&reg;, KILZ&reg;, WHIZZ&reg; and E&amp;J&reg; brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.&nbsp;Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.</em></strong></p>

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Full time

Overview: The Sales Analyst position is a member of the Behr Paint Company finance team and responsible for coordinating and supporting the retail sales and marketing side of the financial operations within Behr. This position works closely with and supports the general managers and Business Unit executive leaders in the overall financial and strategic aspects of the businesses under their responsibility. Indirectly, the position also supports Behr&rsquo;s overall corporate financial system and structure and other corporate administrative functions.
Responsibilities: <p dir="LTR"><strong>Business Planning &amp; Decision Support</strong></p> <ul> <li>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 build shareholder value.</li> <li>Analyze and synthesize retail POS plans and results across multiple customers and/or channel functions to identify and explain business drivers in support of presentations to the Executive management team.</li> <li>Support corporate strategic planning, scenario analysis, and other business planning and analysis needs for customer &ldquo;line reviews&rdquo; and other major enterprise initiatives.</li> </ul> <br /> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Monthly Forecasting, Planning, and Analysis</strong></p> <ul> <li>Analyze and bridge PY vs. CY, Budget vs. CY, expense variances for areas of responsibility.</li> <li>Support in the compilation, analysis, and review of financial reporting and analysis to the parent company (Masco).</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><br /><br />Operational &amp; Financial Performance Reporting, Monitoring, and Improvement</strong></p> <ul> <li>Assist in the monitoring of the financial, operational, and strategic performance of the business units; follow-up on unusual trends and variance to expectations.</li> <li>Continually evaluate challenges, improve efficiency and financial transparency, and add value to the organization.</li> <li>Lead kaizen (continuous improvement) opportunities to improve forecasting, cost structuring, planning, and reporting (data) processes.</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><br /><br />Financial Control</strong></p> <ul> <li>Monitor, coordinate, and conduct system audits with IT to maintain data integrity within systems.</li> <li>Support and adhere to departmental process and procedures to uphold departmental SOX compliance.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>BS / BA in Statistics, Business (with quantitative emphasis), Accounting, Economics, or related field</li> <li>Bring 2 - 4 years of relevant FP&amp;A, and/or statistical / data mining professional experience</li> <li>Experience effectively working with and communicating information to senior management</li> <li>High level of competence and proficiency in financial analysis; business and/or statistical modeling</li> <li>Well rounded finance professional who can architect, analyze, and communicate financial information effectively</li> <li>Proven comfort with large data sets and the tools to manage large data sets in order to facilitate a dynamic sales and marketing partnering environment</li> <li>Ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex fast paced business environment</li> <li>Strong Microsoft Excel (including Pivot Tables) and PowerPoint skills required</li> <li>Experience with SAP system, including Analytics Cloud (SAC) and BusinessObjects Analysis preferred</li> <li>Experience with Hyperion HFM Financial Management system preferred</li> </ul>