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Operations Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 2300 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.

A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Estée Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and L’Oréal to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our in-depth industry knowledge and design innovation.

As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data-driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your own career.

Who we need

We are adding an Operations Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis to support the company’s growth. We need someone who can drive the financial planning process to maximize profit through a broad range of activities that include: financial planning and forecasting; developing financial models and participating in corporate projects related to our systems and data. There are a lot of opportunities to make a difference on the organization as you apply a modelling and analysis perspective and build dashboards; it’s new process development, not just transactional.

What’s in it for you

Professional satisfaction. You want to make a measurable impact on the success of our company. We foster a metrics-driven culture across the organization. You are passionate about financial modelling and analysis, collaboration, and accountability. You believe in setting high standards, raising the bar, and driving results through constant focus on improving productivity and team performance.

Empowerment. You want to join a rapidly scaling company, where you can contribute to the daily operations and the bottom line. You are given the autonomy to make decisions and trusted to do your job well. You will work for a supportive manager who is there to guide you.

Career development. You want to lead the continuing evolution of our financial planning and analysis capabilities using your financial knowledge, expertise in MS Office and business systems acumen. While this is a Toronto-based role, there is the potential to extend your reach globally. This is a pivotal role with true leadership opportunity.

What our new Operations Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis will focus on:

  • Budget and forecasting. You will:
    • Conduct accurate, transparent, and timely financial analysis.
    • Maintain the company’s commission schedules.
    • Assist with establishing and monitoring operational metrics and KPI’s.
    • Provide ad hoc analysis supporting the long-term forecast.
  • Developing tools for the Financial Planning and Analysis team. You will:
    • Promote a deep understanding of revenue and expense results and trends.
    • Assist with Budgeting, Forecasting, and Monthly Analysis requirements related to direct operating expenses across all customers.
  • Acting as a catalyst for change. You will lead the development of financial models and templates that improve the accuracy and efficiency of financial planning and analysis outputs and processes. You will proactively identify issues and solutions.
  • Building cross-functional relationships. You will foster collaboration and alignment within the team and across the company.
  • Managing multiple projects. You will:
    • Deliver high quality and timely results on corporate projects related to the company’s systems and data.
    • Lead post mortem project analysis to identify root cause on cost overruns and opportunities to increase operating margins.
    • Develop a curriculum and framework to teach post mortem learnings to cross-functional teams.

So, how do we know you are the new Operations Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis? You have:

  • The education and experience. A CPA, Engineering graduate or MBA.
  • The experience. 2+ years in a Financial Planning and Analysis role. Ideally you have exposure to cost-accounting within a mid-sized manufacturer and familiarity with logistics, supply chain and inventory.
  • The technical skills. Strong experience with MS Office with advanced Excel; data governance principles and the ability to quickly become an expert on new systems
  • The drive. Self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, logical thinking, and a desire to have a significant impact on the organization
  • The interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to build relationships and the comfort to reach out to internal and external contacts to request information. You are a team player ready to jump in whenever and wherever needed.

The Array Way

Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.

At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration, and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning, and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

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