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Commercial Analyst

Apply now Job no: 503269
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Finance

About Kmart

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

Culture

You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

What we’re looking for?

Reporting in to the Finance Manager – Merchandise & Marketing, the role of Commercial Analyst is central to providing analysis around merchandise trade to support business decisions to deliver the Kmart corporate strategy.  We are now seeking an experienced Commercial Analyst to provide commercial and financial advice on the underlying trading performance of the business.

You will have significant experience gained in a commercial role, possess a solid background in finance or accounting with retail or consumer industry experience. Summary of the key responsibilities of this role outlined as follows;

  • Identify trends and identify the key drivers of over and under performance across merchandise
  • Provide statistical analysis that aids business decision making
  • Produce reporting dashboards as well as written commentary on merchandise performance for input to monthly management reports, Board reports
  • Provide insight into the performance of merchandise departments and identify areas of improvement and innovative solutions to grow sales and profit, as well as reduce shrinkage
  • Build and provide input into key strategic initiatives across Apparel and General Merchandise
  • Construct well thought out business cases for Capex approval to the Kmart Investment Council, including acting as a Finance Lead in key working groups for key strategic initiatives
  • Working with key stakeholders, identify opportunities to improve sales and profitability across merchandise
  • Identify ways to streamline internal work flow and improve business efficiency across merchandise
  • Establish key KPIs / benchmarks to measure merchandise performance and provide thought leadership into factors for success.

About You:

To meet the challenges of this role, you will possess the following skills and experience;

  • Degree qualified in Finance, Commerce or related discipline (required) combined with advanced degree or professional qualification CA/CPA/MBA (preferred)
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (i.e. v look-ups, pivot tables etc)
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy with an ability to work under time constraints and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Analytical mind with ability to problem solve, identify trends and actively address upcoming issues / opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of company P&L and key drivers
  • Strong understanding of executive/management reporting requirements combined with an ability to construct well thought out business cases
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to liaise with various stakeholders across the business
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a project team combined with a strong customer focused mindset

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, free parking and inclusion in the employee benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Target and Officeworks.

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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