Business Analyst

  • Company: Guerlain Asia Pacific
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: GUER01263
  • Date of publication: 2019.01.10

Position

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:


This role will be focused in 2 areas:

  • Support Business Controller in different aspects, including but not limited to P&L management, month-end closing, budget preparation, expenses control and monitoring, evaluation on potential new investments, etc.
  • Co-pilot with Brand General Manager and Retail Team to drive sales performance and accountabilities. Key focus is to optimize topline, retail operations and profitability performance through dashboard management and insightful analysis enabling decision making on sales planning and strategy, as well as prioritization of retail network


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare financial and management reports on monthly basis
  • Analyze P&L results, deviations checking and monitoring against budget
  • Channel / Boutique P&L analysis and follow up
  • Feasibility studies on new location/renovation
  • Support the preparation of budget and regular forecasts
  • Prepare ad hoc reports & analysis required by management
  • Responsible for the development and analysis of retail data on a daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual basis to fit the needs of business
  • Assist in creating tracking reports or dashboard to evaluate by store, by category, by franchise performance
  • Provide analytical support on store performance (e.g. Sales KPI, Productivity), identify risks & opportunities, highlight findings and make recommendations for improvement
  • Collaborate with CRM and Marketing team to analyze sales performance thoroughly through customer data and market information

Profile

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant analytical / management reporting experience within an international group
  • Candidate with experience in FMCG or retail industry will be given priority but not a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially in the use of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good spoken and written English and Chinese

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills are highly desired, basic knowledge of ERP / SAP / AX system would be a plus
  • Self-starter, flexible team player, good time management skills and able to work under pressure
  • Problem solving skills with business acumen
  • Strategic thinking capabilities and being able to see a big picture
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Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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