As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team merchandise by partnering with top leagues, clubs and soccer brands worldwide to offer the largest collection of timeless and timely gear from every pro and college team online, on your phone, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events. A top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the broadest online assortment by offering hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics (www.fanatics.com), FansEdge (www.fansedge.com) and Kitbag (www.kitbag.com) brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic (www.fanaticsauthentic.com). A multi-channel company, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). The company's in-venue and event retail portfolio includes the NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Wimbledon, Kentucky Derby, The Ryder Cup, Manchester City, Texas Longhorns, Pittsburgh Pirates and New Jersey Devils, allowing fans to experience a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and physical store locations.
I. Primary Purpose
The Financial Analyst role supports fulfillment operations and manufacturing. Stakeholders include a dynamic network of Operations, HR, Tech, Accounting and Retail partners. The role includes planning and forecasting operating costs, capital expenditures, reporting actual figures and analyzing variances. The Operations Finance team does not just provide data, but assists in the decision-making capabilities and partners with business stakeholders.
II. Key Responsibilities
Expertise using excel to collect and manage quantitative data for the purpose of creating meaningful reports to drive business improvement and cost reductions
Recommend actions through analysis, interpreting data, and making ROI or comparative analyses on proposed changes in methods and materials
Develop and maintain KPI’s relevant to fulfillment centers financial and operational goals
Lead the development of planning, forecasting, and reporting models and their continuous innovation and improving the use and ease of interpretation by Operations partners
Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely
Maintains strategic and technical operational knowledge through hands on involvement
Proven ability to manage competing priorities & providing level-headed guidance during unexpected events
III. Education & Experience Requirements
BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering and/or similar discipline with analytical bias
2+ years relevant experience in positions that require data and or statistical analysis
Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience including familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and/or data interpretation and analysis
Measured experience demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis
Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to develop new ideas, creative solutions and demonstrated experience implementing such mechanisms
Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital
Demonstrated leader who can drive change in a way that delivers results while fostering cross-functional partnerships
Insightful, consistent and considerate communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
Continuous Improvement minded - understands business processes in order to identify reengineering opportunities
Dynamic in the ability to work in an environment that is constantly changing and growing
Strong technical skills - proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and data tools. Demonstrated experience using MS Excel at an advanced level. (i.e. V/H Lookups, VBA, Financial modeling, and report building). Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, Tableau, Manhattan, Microsoft Dynamics, UltiPro, Anaplan, Essbase and/or Cognos)
Ability to travel within the Tampa local market and other US locations.