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Posted November 9th

Business Analyst (Brown Forman)

New York, New York


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Empire Merchants

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Posted November 9th

Business Analyst (Brown Forman)

New York, New York

Function

Finance/Accounting

Experience

Entry Level

Type

Full Time

About The Position
Opportunities to Grow
Empire Merchants is committed to having inspired leadership with high expectations of performance based on integrity, trust and pride. We strongly promote our employees’ growth and development by constantly improving their personal and business skills with continued education and development. We empower our employees to provide innovative and creative solutions that are used to mutually ensure company and associate growth, prosperity and financial security. Our dedication to these principles is the foundation of our constant pursuit of excellence.

Investing in You
Our learning and development programs set us apart from our competition. From customer service to operations, from sales to company leadership, our employees participate in thorough on-boarding activities, as well as continuing education opportunities. These opportunities range from accredited courses from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to internal certifications in sales skills, coaching and leadership skills. From Microsoft Office Suite training to internal presentation skills seminars, employees from all departments have an open invitation to participate in classes which enhance their skill set. Working at Empire Merchants is more than a job. Here we offer a career where continuing education and development provides value to our employees. Empire Merchants continually strives to strengthen our process while investing in our employees.


What you'll do:
  • Prepares materials for supplier planning meetings by aggregating and reviewing Focus Marketing data, internal sales data, spend data, important demographic and socioeconomic developments and pricing and category trends.  Attends and contributes to meetings as appropriate by providing any commentary on analyses or pulling relevant data during the meeting as necessary.
  • Evaluates the potential impact of pricing modifications or prospective programming elements by reviewing pertinent sales data, research and comparable examples to forecast sales.
  • Uncovers market and brand opportunities by developing an understanding of category, customer and market dynamics and using this knowledge to assess brand performance.
  • Measures risk to sales plan (gap analysis) by comparing the plan to historical sales data, current trend information and marketplace developments; reports potential shortfalls to management.
  • Develops sales templates; collaborates with Business Managers, Division Manager or General Sales Manager to identify business needs and designs appropriate, replicable reports. Trains administrative staff on process to recreate/run templates.
  • Package data for sales materials by working with the Business Manager/Marketing Director to ascertain needed information and converting data into concise facts and visuals that can be easily incorporated into sell sheets, concept sells or presentations.
  • Uncovers drivers for important changes in sales performance by reviewing appropriate competitive and internal data.  
  • Measures ROI on selected programming by working with Business Managers and Marketing Director to determine evaluation criteria.
  • Develops business review content by working with the Supplier, Business Manager and Sales Management to analyze sales performance, develop business case, and incorporate data into templates.
  • Completes all necessary training programs by attending, participating, and passing all required tests as defined by management. (e.g. FOCUS MARKETING, ANALYTICAL TRAINING).
  • Maintains customer and supplier confidence by keeping appropriate information confidential.  
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Benefits
From our distribution centers to our corporate headquarters, Empire Merchants is recognized by our employees as a great place to work. We offer a pleasant work environment, nurturing environment, competitive salaries and great benefits.
Location
New York, New York