Job Details Description We are seeking a Financial Analyst II to join our St. Cloud, MN team. This role will be based out of our St. Cloud Distribution Center. The ideal Financial Analyst II will contribute to the company’s success by providing financial support and exceptional service for Fulfillment, Distribution and Operations leadership teams. Key responsibilities include budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, variance analysis, and operational planning. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Gather, assemble, and format data and prepare preliminary analysis for budget preparation; prepare and presentation of preliminary and final budget documents; prepare budget presentation materials; maintain data and spreadsheets for budget tracking and reporting and generate reports - Analyze actual business results and compare to budget and plan; report on variances to drive understanding and improvement; partner with accounting and finance to reconcile differences - Prepare narrative, graphical, and statistical reports; uses computer software to develop and maintain databases and spreadsheets and prepares correspondence and other written materials for financial planning and analysis - Play an active role in operational planning by monitoring inbound and sales volumes, identifying volume trends and updated forecasts, tracking productivity, monitoring and publishing key cost factors, and developing various electronic tools to assist operational leaders in monitoring operations and reporting results - Partner with department supervisors and managers daily to identify changing volume and work type trends and adjust staffing plans accordingly - Assist in projecting the financial and operational impact of various projects undertaken by the organization, including a full cost/benefit analysis - Review budget model for errors. Propose, build, and/or implement enhancements to the budget process and models, based on changes in business environment - Establish and communicate daily, weekly, monthly and periodic staffing and production plans that maximize labor utilization and ensure compliance with budgeted costs Accountable for seasonal staff planning plans including staffing, training, and equipment needs - Report financial and facility efficiency reports on daily, weekly and monthly basis - Other tasks, as needed QUALIFICATIONS - 5+ years financial and/or budget analysis experience - 5+ years operations, manufacturing, or distribution center experience, including managing the demands of a fast-paced distribution and fulfillment environment in an operation(s) of similar size and scope. - Experience with staff onboarding processes, including but not limited to, candidate sourcing, forecasting, and monitoring staffing needs - Base knowledge of payroll systems with the ability to effectively extract pertinent information for managerial use. - Must have 5+ years of experience with MS Office software including Word, PowerPoint, Access with advanced Excel functions (VLOOKUP, pivot tables, data analysis, etc.) - Strong skill set utilizing SQL, WMS applications, etc. - Demonstrated quantifiable results in continuous improvement within an operation(s) of similar size and scope. - Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and efficiently manage requests from multiple departments within the organization - Strong strategic mindset, with proven analytical and quantitative skills. Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgeted expectations. - Strong analytical skills; knowledge of and database systems to gather, interpret and present data to be used for critical decision-making. - Effective communication and presentation skills; able to present proposals, explain concepts and functional attributes to gain acceptance from internal and cross-functional workgroups. - Willingness to work the necessary hours needed to meet the business and operational objectives. ABOUT BLUESTEM BRANDS BLST Operating Company (Bluestem Brands) is a group of FinTech and eCommerce Retail businesses led by our Northstar and Orchard Portfolios. This position falls under the Northstar Portfolio, which is led by Fingerhut – a long-standing fintech company. Fingerhut fuses our extensive years of data modeling and real-time analytics through machine learning to provide flexible payment options for our valued customers looking to establish, build, or rebuild credit. Qualifying customers use their accounts for e-Commerce purchases at fingerhut.com for everything they and their family need across a broad selection of national brands. At Northstar, you’ll find responsive and supportive leaders who empower our employees, knowing they drive our success. We are continually innovating and improving, challenging ourselves to take risks, learn from mistakes, and celebrate success as a team. We also grow careers, giving employees on-the-job stretch assignments, lateral moves to expand knowledge bases, and promotional opportunities that help to accelerate development. You’ll work hard at Bluestem, so you deserve more than just a paycheck. From great benefits, employee discounts and incentive plans to small touches jeans-every-day dress code, Keurig coffee in the office, and flexibility to balance everyday life with work, this is the place you’ll want to be. Join the Northstar team at Bluestem Brands to make an impact, be inspired and be valued, every day . #LI-FH22 Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Experience Licenses & Certifications
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