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Business Analyst

  • Lieu: Dartford, UK

The Role

Department: Commercial

Reporting to: Commercial Business Manager

Purpose:

This role is to help analyse and co-ordinate order book, financial, margin and price and customer data. This is a supporting role to help determine policy or tactical changes that improve the business' functions, actions and profitability.

This role directly supports the SMT and acts as a facilitator between the commercial organisation and the financial and operational functions.

This is a proactive and responsive function that will support the senior sales and executive teams’ through-out the business.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Utilise and develop financial information systems and process controls to support the business’ objectives.
  • Prepare and produce dashboards to support calculation and reporting of MS KPIs. Provide ‘order book’ analysis to plan and forecasts.
  • Provide input to the ‘demand planning’ process.
  • Ensure timely, accurate reporting of sales performance, price, and margin gaps for MS Senior Management weekly, monthly & quarterly.
  • Provide forecasts and outlooks as appropriate.
  • Offer assistance on management or rebates and promotional plans.
  • Prepare market insights bases on robust research sources.
  • Support targeting and measurement of sales team bonus schedules.
  • Support R&D, product mgt and plant finance on pricing and margin analysis.
  • Update business reporting modules such as BI.
  • Update and provide the business with sales pricing and volumes by product class & customer for financial outlooks, forecasts.
  • Assist in the delivery of commercial inputs into BOP, and strategic / 5-year plans.
  • Support data manipulation and interpretation from CRM systems.
  • Support analysis for UK, EU & Ireland sales managers.
  • Assist in supporting the business on specific project initiatives from time to time.

Performance Indicators

  • Timely inputs to forecast and planning
  • Accuracy of forecasts
  • Price intelligence by customer / range / market
  • Volume analysis by sector / market
  • Margin analysis
  • KPI dashboards
  • Order book analysis
  • Concise actionable analysis & recommendations
  • Market map data
  • Audit compliance to internal standards

Job Dimensions

This role has several important aspects to it. It is a wide ranging role where, nominally, ‘time’ is focussed on the following areas: General Commercial analysis: 25%; Market Insights: 25%. Bespoke analysis: 10%; Demand Planning: 15%, Financial planning/outlooks/forecast: 25%

Context

Whilst the direct reporting line is clear, there will be significant interaction with:

  • Finance
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales
  • Product marketing

Typical Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications required to be proficient in the role:

  • Higher education in STEM subjects or equivalent
  • Excellent numerical skills.
  • Able to analyse/manipulate commercial data.
  • Demonstrable experience in driving profitable growth.
  • Experience of business intelligence tools and models.
  • Knowledge of CRM and ERP systems.
  • Demonstrable project management skills.
  • Robust understanding of supply chain processes.

Differentiating Competencies:

  • A business or STEM related degree or equivalent
  • Accountancy qualifications or part
  • Quantitative analysis qualifications
  • Familiarity of dealing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiar with forecasting models.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commercially orientated and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Adopts a collaborative approach.
  • Robust IT competency in Microsoft Office 365 including Dynamics and Power BI.

Possible Direct Career Path Possibilities:

The following suggestions are subject to business needs and individual experience, skills and career aspirations. The ‘entry’ proficiency level possible for any job holder going into a new role will depend on the applicants background, experience etc.

  1. Product Management
  2. Finance Management
  3. Account Management

To apply, please send CV and covering letter to vacancies@mdfosb.com. By applying for this role you agree to our candidate data protection policy.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 11th September, 2020.

The Company

MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leading manufacturer of sustainable timber construction panels. Our award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer-led innovation and industry leading customer service.

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