Senior Financial Analyst - Austin

Whole Foods Market
17 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Contract type
Full time

Job Description

This role will be primarily responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting and for supporting the forecasting, financial analysis and decision analysis efforts for the Global Procurement and Merchant Teams. This position will work closely with the Director of Merchandise Finance, be deadline driven, and possess intermediate modeling & analytical experience. Role requires strong communication skills, collaborative abilities and excellent problem solving expertise.


  • Support the quarterly and annual business forecasting process, working with merchant teams, Regional and Global partners to establish goals and timelines
  • Contribute to sales and margin models to incorporate mid to long range strategic initiatives
  • Partner with merchant teams and leadership to drive a periodic review process of financial performance, including benchmarking, promotional activity and labor productivity
  • Analyze and review weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial performance.
  • Recognize inconsistencies in financial data and initiate and manage the appropriate corrective actions
  • Deliver product and store teams with actionable analysis and reporting. Deliver insight on trends within sales and margin as well as their components. Use a variety of tools including customer and basket metrics, market penetration trends, inventory levels & turns and other analysis as requested.
  • Support partnership with merchant teams across the Global and Regional organizations to provide decision support related to margin and labor investments, including but not limited to new stores, remodels, venue analysis, pricing and competitive impact, supply chain and sales promotion event review
  • Prepare various financial reports and ad hoc analysis as requested.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong attention to details, delivering relevant, accurate and timely information to business partners
  • Advanced financial modeling experience
  • Ability to interpret and analyze the following: financial reports, spreadsheet models, legal documents, process maps and project plans
  • Ability to deliver effective written correspondence, procedure manuals, reports and instructions for specific financial processes and tools including but not limited to planning, forecasting and GM/EVA estimating tools
  • Ability to influentially present information and respond to questions in one–on–one interaction, meeting/group participation/presentation situations involving Team Members, Team Leaders, Store/Facility Leadership, Regional Leadership and Global Leadership
  • Ability to use Microsoft office Suite at an advanced level
  • Thorough understanding of the key drivers of retail profitability, including experience providing analysis with actionable steps for operations to act upon
  • Desired Work Experiences

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA strongly preferred
  • Retail Finance experience (4 years)
  • Experience working in merchandise finance organization preferred
  • At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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