Returning Candidate?

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Brand/Group 
Corporate
Job Locations 
US-MI-Rockford
Job Function 
General Admin
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
5
Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Logo

 

Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide's continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers-- every step of the way.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

An integral part of the FP&A team responsible for supporting strategic analysis and operating metrics for the company.  Provides timely insight to management regarding emerging trends and develops new reports and dashboards of key business information.  Supports corporate finance, new tools, benchmarks and processes, as well as the finance and operational reporting governance process.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Lead company reporting for the global finance teams.  Receives requests from finance for new reports, changes to reports and queries, and determines the appropriate action under the governance process.  Work with IT to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Work with management to design best-in-class reporting and dashboards of business information for executive management.  Work with operating divisions in implementing best practices and training new users.
  • Address ad hoc requests for key information for executive management and the Board, including reconciliation to “seal of approval” reports.
  • Prepare supporting analysis and standard reporting that will improve management’s ability to evaluate key assumptions, trends and changes.
  • Develop and improve plan and forecast reporting and tools, including troubleshooting of issues and applying solutions.
  • Develop, interpret, and implement concepts for enhanced financial analyses and controls.
  • Analyze and validate weekly operational performance reports, investigate unexpected differences and liaise with IT to address issues.
  • Manage corporate cost center budget inputs and prepare variance analysis on a periodic basis.
  • Develop and maintain internal portfolio analyses, including “record performance” history for brands and divisions.
  • Actively participate in ongoing projects independently and as a member of cross-functional teams, will search for and realize efficiencies.
  • Lead or support special projects as they arise.
  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Computer skills: Required – Strong Excel and PowerPoint, Visual Basic.  Desired – SAP, BW, and Hyperion.
  • 3 -5 years’ work experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including self-leadership.

 

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).