- Communication Skills
- Computer Skills
This role will provide financial analysis support within the Bare Minerals & Buxom brands. The role requires close partnership with and understand of financials related to departments within the brand such as Global Marketing, Product Development, Creative and more. It also requires close alignment with key international/regional business partners to ensure the execution of the approved global Bare Essentials portfolio. The role will ensure sound business & financial analysis of existing product, new product development and investment propositions, driving creation of robust business models and providing transparent reporting of actual business performance. This role will also support the team in developing and implementing the overall brand strategy, pricing and portfolio.
Support in the month-end close process by booking journal entries, maintaining daily P&L flash, analyzing live month-end activity and reporting financial results to Americas Region team & SVP of Finance.
Analyze and communicate monthly financial results to brand department teams; work closely with teams to understand monthly spend & reflow balance to go projections.
Support decision making for new product innovation by providing financial insights into COGs and Gross Margin.
Provide in-depth financial analysis related to key strategic initiatives (e.g. marketing campaigns) as well as tactical initiatives as determined by the external market.
Partner with Manager and SVP of Finance to prepare the Strategic Plan and financial forecast, coordinating with Demand side of the business (Sales, Marketing & R&D).
Initiate, lead, and manage projects which will improve current business model and strategies.
Work with Manager to continuously review and enhance business processes to support current and future Business Unit segment objectives.
Other ad-hoc projects as requested by management.
College degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Management required.
2+ years of financial experience; preferably in the prestige cosmetics industry or CPG.
Excellent analytic and computer skills, strong communication ability.
Knowledge of SAP, BPC, Cognos, and Hyperion preferred.
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrates analytical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Comfort in providing appropriate challenge/pushback and feedback.
Ability to work collaboratively and build positive and effective business partnerships.
Ability to successfully manage change and deal with ambiguous situations.
Ability to interact with all levels of management in a fast paced, changing environment.
Must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.