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Home Depot Senior Manager Finance - Merchandising Finance in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Merchandising Finance Senior Manager has responsibility for all aspects of the P&L for a $5B+ Merchandising portfolio. The Finance Senior Manager works closely with the Merchandising Vice President to set the financial and strategic business goals that will drive the business. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable presenting and defending their analysis to senior leadership. The Finance Senior Manager splits his or her time equally between the following three activities: strategy development and implementation; planning and forecasting; and analysis/reporting. Some key examples of responsibilities include: leading the Strategic Planning Process by working with Merchandising VPs to develop strategic and operational plans, serving as the financial leader in Product Line Reviews to select balanced assortments and vendor selection, developing 3 year financial plans to support the Merchandising strategy including sales and profitability, investment decisions, capital allocation, scenario analysis, reporting and analyzing financial results weekly, monthly, and quarterly.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Strategic Analysis/Problem Solving - Works to fully understand business; identify and implement process and organizational improvements. Plans and ensures execution of department objectives.

  • Participates in preparation of the annual budget, reviews monthly expenditures and ensures that budgetary goals are met.

  • Reviews monthly metrics to ensure goals are met.

  • Project Management- Develops and supports a strategic alliance with business partners.

  • Participates in cross-functional activities focused on solving business issues and enhancing our competitive advantage.

  • Facilitates cross-functional communication with other areas of the business including but not limited to Finance, Operations, and Information Systems.

  • Leads, plans, and coordinates work teams in an efficient manner to effectively perform any financial function and activity; utilizes metrics to track performance and manage workload.

  • Ensures operational processes and procedures are compliant and consist with established policies.

  • Predict Revenues and Expenditures and Report to Management.

  • Conduct financial planning for function and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Drive key functional financial metrics.

  • Financial Reporting

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Typically reports to Director Finance

  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others.

  • Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. T

  • This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups.

  • Makes recommendations concerning selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Examples include: telephone operator and file clerk.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Financial analysis, strategic thinking, and presentation skills

  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel and Power Point

  • Ability to understand Merchandising/Retail Strategy

  • Strong ability to build relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to influence without authority

  • Ability to integrate the assortment optimization process into SOP for Merchandising

  • Create partners with all levels of organization, including EVP, SVP's, MVP's, GPMs, Visual Merchants, Plan-o-gramming, and Senior Executives

  • Acts with urgency; is decisive and action-oriented; sets aggressive goals and achieves them; creates accountability

  • Has a passion for excellence; provides the highest quality results to meet customers' need.

  • Effectively prioritizes multiple demands; adjust to change quickly; works constructively under stress

  • Works across organizational boundaries; shares information; build effective partnerships throughout the business

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Thorough working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal accounting controls Knowledge of business and management.

  • Principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation.

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies that support the objectives of the company Ability to lead and develop subordinates Able to effectively communicate with all departments and levels of associates through both verbal and written methods

  • Critical thinking skills; using logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, applying general rules to specific problems.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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