Avery Dennison Sr. Financial Analyst, Pricing & Business Intelligence in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products and solutions, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:
Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
Paid parental leave
Flexible work arrangements
Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
Paid vacation and Paid holidays
We are currently in search of a Sr. Financial Analyst, Pricing & Business Intelligence to support our team in our Corporate Headquarters located in Mentor, Ohio. As an integral part of this team, this role will be involved in developing and leading business intelligence tools. In addition, the role will be encouraged to provide reporting and analytical support to our North American Sales and Marketing and Finance (Commercial Finance and Pricing) organizations.
The main goal of the Sr. Financial Analyst, Pricing & Business Intelligence role is to enable efficiency in both the Commercial and Finance organizations by implementing tools to gain valuable business insight. This position will demonstrate their own technical capabilities while forming a collaborative partnership with IT to translate business needs and develop dynamic tools. Additionally, this position will focus on streamlining critical processes by focusing on standardization, automation, and self-service for both Finance and our business partners in Sales and Marketing.
Serves as primary business partner with IT on critical projects for Pricing, becoming the primary lead on digitization.
Run technology projects, gather customer requirements and work together with IT into delivering the right solution for the team, including price increase management tool, pricing analytics, and other price related tools used within the department
Support our strategy of moving the organization up the Business Intelligence learning curve into a full self service model
Develop project plans, drive projects forward, and meet key achievements with the strive to finish projects on time and meet desired outcomes
Cross-train with LPM pricing team members to develop a balanced approach to pricing processes
Improve and/or develop new RFP (Request for Pricing) / rebate tool, single converter and multi-converter bid tools for the department
Collaborate on pricing matters with a variety of cross-functional areas across the organization, including commercial sales, marketing, technical support, information technology and finance
Facilitate updates and management of PriceFX and Pricing Manager data, including but not limited to standard monthly data updates, adjustments to existing pricing guidelines, and ad hoc requests
Establish and build upon strong, cohesive working relationships between Finance and all our collaborators in IT and the Commercial organization
Be an organizational change advocate by proactively guiding teams toward using all our tools and highlighting all the advantages of BI; you are the expert of our tools and understand all their potential and can provide training to all our cross functional teams.
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated and thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment. What we also expect from you:
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Finance or a related field
6+ years of Finance, Business Intelligence, or related experience
Experience in Project Management, both working with teams and independently
Skilled in proficiently using computers and related software in performing financial job tasks, specifically setting up spreadsheet formulas, linking spreadsheets, extracting data and validating new models vs existing reports
Affinity to analytical systems and experience using Business Intelligence technology with a Financial perspective is a must
Experienced in communicating complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, and making presentations to cross-functional teams. Ability to work well with all levels of management and employees.
Knowledge of research methodologies. Ability to conduct research, prepare comprehensive and accurate reports and present complex financial and statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion.
Great teammate with good communication and collaboration skills- experience in organizational change and training is key to the role.
Strong understanding of LPM commercial structure, with good understanding of financial modeling
Experience in LPM commercial (finance, marketing, sales) preferred; includes solid understanding of commercial hierarchies and PLT financials
Strong software skills/knowledge, including Excel, Word, Access, Google platforms, SFDC, and Price FX, iQuote, Oracle BI
Basic understanding of accrual accounting
Strong collaborative/partnership bias
Project Management experience
Attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled