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Senior Financial Analyst, Sales


United States - Chicago Office


Job Title:              Senior Financial Analyst – Sales Finance

Department:           Finance

Reports To:             Senior Finance Manager



Financial analysis that drives profitable decision making to support Dyson’s U.S. sales organization


Provide financial support to the National Accounts Team

  • Lead robust financial analysis, commentary, and reporting and develop insights/recommendations to leadership team
  • Key business partner for our key large U.S. retailers
  • Support key decisions by working closely with the National Account team
  • Partner with sales & demand teams to develop retailer business plans
  • Support existing and implementation of new commercial planning tools

Manage the annual budget and monthly re-forecast process

  • Own the forecast and budgets for key retailers working with the relevant National Account managers and support the Senior Finance Manager with the overall promotional forecast and budget
  • Analyze retailer plans to ensure goals are in line with corporate objectives

 Analyze Promotional Investment to ensure spend is profitable and impactful to Dyson’s corporate objectives

  • Partner with the sales team to ensure quality evaluation is performed to measure the return on investment

Ensure approval is secured for promotional activities for accounts

  • Work cross functionally to ensure promotional spend is accrued accurately

Special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed

  • Identify problems and find solutions
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Think outside of the box, identifying opportunities for improvement

Individual Qualifications

Experience and Education


Dyson Behaviors

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; MBA in Finance preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in a Financial Analyst role required, preferably with experience in a sales & marketing organization
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving issues around forecasting and budgeting
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of spreadsheets – the ability to quickly understand business scenarios and model them is critical
  • Advanced knowledge/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Demonstrates understanding of the preparation, analysis and presentation of corporate financial statements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence through clear presentation and communication of complex data analysis
  • Competence with fundamentals of project management required
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ingenious-empirical, disciplined and a problem solver
  • Attuned-emotionally smart, having positive intent, sound decision making skills and long-term commercial thinking
  • Fighter- driven to get the best result. Challenges themselves and others

Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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