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Business Analyst

£24k - 30k per year
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Our client is looking for a Business Analyst to join their team. The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Commercial Business Manager.

About the Role

The 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.

Key Roles & 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 management 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.

Key Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • A business or STEM related degree or equivalent
  • Accountancy qualifications or part
  • 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
  • Robust IT competency in Microsoft Office 365 including Dynamics and Power BI
  • Familiarity of dealing in a manufacturing environment
  • Familiar with forecasting models

About our Client

Our client is a market-leading manufacturer of environmentally produced, sustainable timber construction panels. As acknowledged industry pioneers in the fields of MDF and OSB, they are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service.

Their core strategy is to develop a value-added approach towards innovative and sustainable product design and solutions. This will develop a business that is aligned to the needs of their customer and help them realise sustainable profitable growth.

They have sales and marketing teams based in the UK, Western Europe and Ireland. The company has recently completed a €60 million investment in a new value-add manufacturing line at the SMARTPLY OSB plant and has announced further investments in excess of €100M over the next 2 years.

They are a well-established supplier of choice to many distributors and industrial users in the UK, Benelux and Ireland with exports to over 30 countries in European and worldwide markets.

How to Apply

If you wish to be part of a fast moving and dynamic commercial environment please submit your CV to the link provided & the Hiring Company will be in direct contact. This role would suit both an experienced individual or someone who is looking to build the next stages of their career.