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Financial Analyst

PetSmart

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted June 9, 2021.

About the Team:
Our Finance team ensure we are accountable and on track to company strategies.

Their responsibilities include forecasting, in-season management, and analysis across business units.

From sales and margin to operations and expenses, our Finance team provides consistent, accurate information to cross-functional partners to support PetSmart’s growth initiatives.
About the Job:
The Financial Analyst on the Costing team is responsible for developing and supporting the product cost justification process through financial analysis, including managing the costing database, tracking macroeconomic changes, and providing executive level reporting.

Demonstrates the ability to work closely with merchandising, transportation, and pricing to ensure PetSmart is receiving the best possible cost on products for sale.

Leverages analytical and negotiation skill sets to influence the decision making process and deliver margin benefit through cost savings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
Utilize tools/complex financial models and follow processes to support merchandising teams in vendor negotiations concerning product cost.

Manage costing database inclusive of: monitor and drive consistent usage, data uploads and data integrity, development of metrics and reports.

Stays current with macro-economic trends that impact product cost: commodity pricing, transportation, packaging and labor.

Supports terms negotiations by participating in the development of PetSmart’s pre-negotiation position, conducting fact-finding of cost issues and opportunities (including current commodity pricing, etc.), and developing and documenting cost analysis updates and cost tracking during negotiation sessions.

Communicates and gains alignment between merchandising, transportation and pricing as cost savings opportunities are discovered.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in business; finance concentration preferred 3+ years of experience in financial analysis roles directly supporting business leaders Commodities, sourcing, procurement, and/or cost analysis and forecasting experience preferred
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Strong data extraction and analytics; advanced competency in Excel required Experience and proficiency in Word and Power Point SAP experience preferred Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal required.

Ability to communicate effectively across many levels within the organization Prior experience negotiating with business partners preferred Ability to influence decisions by creating a strong case for action, using analytical findings Collaborative Skills: ability to partner across business functions to drive decisions Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

About the Culture:
Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:
Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!

A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!

“Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart here: https://www.lifeatpetsmart.com/life-at-petsmart/ Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart: https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/ Explore PetSmart Benefits here: https://benefits.petsmart.com/