Rue Gilt Groupe

    Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

    9/23/2020

    Dynamic E-commerce Growing Retailer seeking a Director, Financial Planning & Analysis



    A strategic business partner providing financial leadership and direction to business planning and analysis and evaluation of mergers and acquisition deals for a rapidly growing e-commerce retailer

    In collaboration with finance leadership and key business stakeholders, the Director of FP&A will influence effective decision-making for long term growth and provide support to RGG organization by building and analyzing financial models, forecasting business, researching industry and market intelligence and assessing potential M&A deal analysis and project management.

    This team drives comprehensive financial planning, reporting, forecasting and analysis to drive business insight to support the Company’s strategic goals and is responsible for clearly communicating the enterprise narrative both internally and to the Board of Directors and investors.

    Reporting to the SVP Finance and working closely with the CFO, this person will be responsible for managing total company financial forecasts focused on sales trends, margin and inventory analysis. The Director will identify opportunities to optimize margin growth while developing mechanisms to monitor and mitigate inventory related risks.

    The Director will ensure that the company has the systems and tools in place to support the effective business analysis as well as coordinate activities related to M&A assessment of the business. Provide supervision to 2 senior analysts. Role requires an insightful, hands-on leader with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude who enjoys the challenges and rewards of impacting financial performance.



    Key Responsibilities:

     Business Planning & Analysis

    - Direct and guide the development and management of financial planning and analysis processes – both long-term and short term, including long term strategic planning, annual operating and capital budgets, forecasting and insights on actual results
    - Lead and develop financial analysis of sales trends by business and drivers of product margin and other margin related factors in collaboration with Merchandise Planning and Controller
    - Develop and manage monthly financials and cash flow forecasting, actively contributing to capital allocation strategy analysis and decision making.
    -Synthesize complex information, generate actionable financial and business insights, and clearly articulate the enterprise narrative for the company.
    - Synthesize and communicate key financial and business insights at an executive-level to drive decision-making
    - Develop and manage internal and external financial communications, including key presentations to the Executive Team and Board of Directors.
    - Apply business and financial acumen to support various operational and financial decision makers with data, analysis, metrics, process creation/improvement and operating model alignment
    - Develop scalable and repeatable processes with focus on data consolidation and continuous improvement.
    - Play a key team leader in the Finance organization, bringing an enterprise-level perspective to support the strategic, talent and process improvement efforts across the Finance organization.
    - Special Projects (M&A and Adhoc)

    - Support ad hoc projects (including strategic planning, corporate strategy, unit economics, business case development) and help define systems and improvements to support the company's growth ambitions
    - Assess business opportunities and risks with a strong orientation to long-term enterprise value creation.
    - Actively involved in assessment and execution of M&A deals
    - Executing tasks encompassing building financial models, valuation, drafting information memorandums, financial analysis and reviewing due diligence reports
    - Conducting research and market analysis to help assess the impact of market dynamics and the competitive environment
     
    Leadership qualities:

    - Trusted partner: The candidate possesses the technical expertise, communication skills and good judgement to provide the finance and executive leadership teams with an objective and independent point of view across the enterprise.
    - Leadership and management: This candidate has a strong track record of leading, developing and motivating a team of high performing finance professionals. S/he is a brave, passionate and ambitious leader who demonstrates the core tenets of our talent philosophy:
    - Learning agility - Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve complex strategic business challenges and issues. Demonstrates an ability to flexibly integrate the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business with strong intellectual and data-driven rigor.
    - Emotional Intelligence – demonstrates the awareness of and ability to shape her/his impact on the team, and a wide range of stakeholders, to achieve ambitious goals.
    - Adaptability– demonstrates the drive to expand leadership responsibility and be flexible in a complex, changing environment


    Skills and Qualifications:

    - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business or Finance; MBA or Master’s degree would be a plus
    - Corporate FP&A background 10+ years of finance data analysis with 2-3 years of Investment banking or Private --Equity experience coupled with heavy financial modeling experience required
    - Retail experience a plus
    - Proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the organization.
    - Ability to think strategically with excellent business judgment
    - Strong Essbase, analytical, and financial reporting technical skills.
    - Systems power user and a high skill level in managing financial dataflows from ERP system for forecasting and reporting (Essbase and Tableau)
    - Practical hands-on experience in a fast paced, rapidly growing and evolving business environment.
    - Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment. Should be able to coordinate own priorities and those of others to meet multiple objectives simultaneously.
    - Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once
    - Resourceful and relentless; independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, coordinating resources, and delivering results in challenging situations


    ABOUT US:

    Rue Gilt Groupe combines world-class merchandising, technology and marketing to create the most engaging and satisfying online shopping experience available. Each day, 35+ million loyal Members turn to Rue La La and Gilt for everything from women, men and children's apparel and accessories to home décor and exclusive experiences. Our approach to retail brings excitement to online shopping in a way that not only strategically supports our brand partners, but also inspires our Members daily.


    This Company is an equal opportunity employer, and selects individuals best matched for the job based upon job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status or any other





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