Senior Financial Analyst - Merchandise FP&A

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Bolingbrook , Illinois  [Hybrid]

Job ID:127438

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Job Description
LaSalle Network has partnered with dynamic and rapidly growing beauty and cosmetics company dedicated to delivering high-quality products that empower individuals to express their unique beauty. With a commitment to innovation and a diverse portfolio of brands, they are looking to add a Senior Financial Analyst to play a crucial role in overseeing merchandise and brand strategy. This position offers a competitive starting salary of up to $105,000 plus bonus.

The Senior Financial Analyst will play a lead role in shaping the financial strategies for merchandise and brand development. The successful candidate will have a strong background in financial analysis, merchandising and brand strategy to support and drive growth.

Senior Financial Analyst Responsibilities:
  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis, including budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis, to support merchandise and brand strategy decisions
  • Develop financial models to assess the profitability and ROI of new product launches, marketing campaigns and other strategic initiatives
  • Analyze market trends, competitive landscape and consumer behavior to identify growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement merchandise and brand strategies that align with the company's goals and market positioning
  • Evaluate product performance and make data-driven recommendations for assortment changes, pricing strategies and SKU optimization
  • Monitor brand performance and suggest improvements to strengthen brand identity and market presence
  • Provide actionable insights to senior management by preparing reports, presentations and dashboards
  • Regularly review KPIs and key metrics to ensure alignment with strategic objectives
  • Continuously assess the financial health and performance of the merchandise and brand portfolio
  • Identify potential financial risks and opportunities and develop mitigation strategies
  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial controls to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and Product Development, to align financial goals with overall business objectives
  • Mentor and support junior financial analysts as needed

Senior Financial Analyst Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in financial analysis, merchandise strategy or brand strategy within the beauty and cosmetics industry
  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling, data analysis and business intelligence tools
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to convey complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, demonstrating adaptability and a proactive mindset

Thank you,

Daniel Pinkerton
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.