The Senior Business Analyst is a dynamic and challenging role that partners with business stakeholders to understand, analyze, distill, and communicate business reporting and analytical needs so that technical delivery teams can develop and deploy effective solutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design, deploy, and enhance a suite of critical analytics dashboards, reports and queries to support the company, operational and financial analytic capabilities.
Ask critical business questions by applying analytical methodologies in pursuit of solutions using data driven (fact based) decision making.
Monitor and analyze operational data to identify trends, issues and opportunities, and provide feedback to key departments in service of analytical based recommendations.
Leverage retail, online, and catalog sales data to provide insight into our transaction patterns, product trends, marketing performance, supply chain, and inventory.
Provide Data analysis and reporting related to increasing optimization and performance improvement.
Partnering with key business users and departments to understand business needs, and gather requirements while also balancing technical feasibility.
Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications that can be understood by in-house Development and Reporting teams.
Participate (or direct) workflow analysis in support of requirements identification.
Work with analytics reporting technology, such as data-cubes and other data mining techniques.
Help test, benchmark and optimize existing reports, analytic tools, data sources, database queries and procedures.
Sales Scope - Sales vs. Gross Profit Analysis, Product Cost Monitoring (Supply Chain and Sales Transaction Discounting)
Marketing Scope - All Advertising Spend vs Sales Transaction Behavior and Customer Growth/Retention, Event/Coupon Offer Performance Analysis
Inventory Scope - Global Sourcing - Supply Chain - Inventory Planning
Decision Making - To support Enterprise Business, Operation, and Analytic Functional Area
Job Qualifications - Education and Experience
4-year degree in Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Computer Information Systems or related field.
7+ years of progressive responsibility within business analytics or finance teams
Demonstrated Analytical capabilities; Statistical Modeling preferred
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel: use of data pivots, data visualization to show trends, and extensive knowledge of formulas and functions
Advanced knowledge of data analysis, profiling and modeling
Experience working with Business Intelligence platforms: Cognos, Microstrategy, SSRS or similar technology
Experience designing and constructing data models, cubes and performing reports testing
Strong Business Requirements gathering and Analysis Skills
Strong knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL - required for query, profiling and testing
Database exposure: SQL Server, Oracle or similar RDBMS
Exposure to retail, catalog and ecommerce businesses preferred
Advanced degree not required, but preference may be given to candidates possessing MBA or other advanced degrees or training
General office environment requiring ability to:
stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
The anticipated salary range for this position is $78,900 - $118,300 depending on location, knowledge, skills, education and experience. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. In addition, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits to Associates (and their families) such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. Eligible Associates are able to enroll in our company's 401k plan. Associates will accrue paid time off up to 136 hours per year, including 16 hours of Floating Holidays and paid sick time up to 80 hours per year unless otherwise required by law. The Company observes 12.5 paid holidays.
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About Harbor Freight Tools
We're a 45 year-old, $6.5 billion national tool retailer with the energy, enthusiasm, and growth potential of a start-up. We have over 1,300 stores in 48 states across the country and are opening several new locations every week. We offer our customers more than 7,000 tools and accessories, from hand tools and generators to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools. We provide our customers with the right tool for the right job at the right price, always delivering quality and value.