Company Name: Sears Import - OLD
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel:
  • USA - Hoffman Estates Illinois, 60010
Job Description
Provide financial analysis and decision making support to a team of merchant and inventory management professionals within the Apparel merchandising business unit at Sears Holdings Corporation focusing on the Kmart format.
- Act as the main financial point of contact for the Intimate Apparel buying and inventory teams.
- Responsible for performing routine and complex financial analysis and modeling to support strategic decision making.
- Performs research and data mining support related to merchandise projects.
- Assists Business Finance Managers, Business Controller and CFO with finance and accounting issues.
- Assists with research and analysis during annual strategic planning process.
- Performs business specific exception reporting for regular business reviews with buying teams and senior management.
- Assembles data, reporting, and recommendations on ad hoc analyses requested by finance, merchandising, and senior management.
- Develops, NPV, break-even and ROI analysis information on various merchandise projects.

- Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting, MBA preferred
- 2-5 years relevant work experience
- Financial Analyst experience in a mid to large-size retailer, packaged goods, or manufacturer preferred
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles and financial calculations
- Strong decision making and problem solving skills required based upon financial and statistical results
- Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to discuss results of analyses and projects in concise and professional manner
- Ability to utilize planning and analysis applications and personal computer software (Excel a must)
- Ability to read, interpret and communicate detailed quantitative data effectively
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and analyses simultaneously while being able to meet deadlines