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Senior Financial Analyst - West Elm

Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-15385
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Who we are:

Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial person for the West Elm's Brand Finance division. This position would be responsible for providing financial, analytical, and strategic decision support for short and long-term planning. Majority of focus will be applied to performing financial analysis and developing actionable insights to drive results for the brand. This individual will also collaborate across the West Elm Brand by developing and running ad hoc financial and operational analysis of major growth initiatives for the organization, often directly supporting the brand leadership team. This position reports into the VP, Brand Finance & Strategy.


* Create, manage, and continually enhance business decision support tools and analytics to drive meaningful outcomes for the business
* Collaborate with key partners across the organization, including Merchandising, Inventory, Digital, and Stores to identify and analyze ad hoc business issues, developing insights and recommendations to influence performance
* Assist in the creation and distribution of daily, weekly, and monthly sales/ expense/profit performance analysis, allowing business partners to action on key business driving indicators
* Support new business development by performing market research and analysis, creating business cases, and managing financial performance metrics
* Develop and clearly communicate insightful financial analysis to evaluate and identify business issues, risks and profitability opportunities
* Manage brand marketing expenses and collaborate with Brand Marketing / CRM teams to perform marketing analysis such as marketing spend analysis, investment ROI, and client file analytics.
* Support broader brand finance team by developing brand-level tools and analysis during monthly forecast, annual budget and long range planning processes
* Develop analyses and presentations for President and senior brand leaders (i.e. brand initiatives, Board of Director presentations, etc.)
* Work with various Corporate and Brand leaders to examine current financial and operational processes to identify areas of opportunity


* Love to work collaboratively in a group, you have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead
* Are a self-starter who appreciates challenges and takes initiative to improve the status quo
* Are a true business owner; comfortable with decision making and calculated risk taking for the benefit of your business
* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details
* Challenge yourself and others to grow



* 3-5 years of experience in corporate finance, banking or similar technical analytical role
* Bachelor's degree required, with preference in finance, economics, or another business-related field
* Very strong analytical skills -- extensive experience with Excel and building financial models from scratch with limited oversight
* Creative problem solving and strategic thinking skills -- able to delve into business issues and large amounts of data to form insights and recommendations.
* Relentless attention to detail and ability to consistently deliver high quality work.
* Comfortable managing multiple projects with a high degree of ambiguity in a fast-paced setting.
* Results oriented -- strong sense of urgency and excellent follow through.
* Solid interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to collaborate with non-financial partners and present a cohesive story to senior leaders
* Strong understanding and application of financial analysis concepts as well as a solid knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
* Investment banking and/or retail industry experience preferred


We offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* Competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; tax-free spending accounts; same-sex domestic partner benefits; commuter benefits; and more
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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