Become part of the Converse Team
Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.
We Need Someone Who Speaks Computer
Computers have their own language. Which most of us don’t speak. But you do. And we need your fluency. Let’s face it. The modern world is shackled to computers so we need experts like yourself to keep us running. So come join our crew. You don’t have to call yourself The Computer Whisperer but we might.
As the Senior Financial Analyst for Product at Converse, you will join one of the most iconic global consumer brands. You’ll actively support the Product Finance team in analyzing, compiling, summarizing and interpreting financial results with business leaders to drive growth and profitability. You will help the product teams in hitting their unit, revenue, and margin goals by performing analysis that aids in the decision-making process, outline investment scenarios, identify trends/risks/opportunities in the portfolio and help create action plans that mitigate risk and leverage opportunities.
Partner cross functionally (product, design, merchandising, costing, demand planning, geo & global finance, etc.) to track and evaluate margin attainment each season and work with the Product teams on scenario plans to improve margins through the product lens
Help translate product strategies into financial goals and help set seasonal margin targets
Help ensure product lines deliver against growth and profitability objectives
Partner with geography teams to ensure marketplace plan is aligned with the global product strategy Leverage insights across product, brand, and marketplace to information strategies, plans, and franchise management
Support and be a key team member to the Footwear & Apparel teams
Perform analysis that aids in the decision-making process and helps improve profitability for current franchises, as well as on new business opportunities
Conduct ad-hoc analysis in support of strategic initiatives and improving profitability.
In addition, you’ll work towards streamlining processes and tools in respect to business planning, aiming to improve efficiencies without sacrificing quality
To succeed in the role, you must be a self-starter who possesses excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and a strong work ethic.
WHAT YOU BRING TO CONVERSE
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or a closely related field
MBA in Finance, Economics or related field is a plus
Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, financial/strategic planning, investment analysis, economic profit analysis, accounting and/or budgeting preferred
Knowledge of footwear or apparel sourcing, processes and events from product concept to delivery is a plus
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills while being independent and resourceful
Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and to run financial models
Strong written and verbal communication/influencing skills
Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint
Strong information seeking skills and drive to make things happen
Strong cross-functional collaboration skills
Ability to exercise high degree of professionalism
Innate desire to continuously explore, learn, and exercise intellectual curiosity
Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.