Sales Analyst - Leeds

Sewell Wallis
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an experienced Sales Analyst to join a highly reputable, international business based to the south of Leeds City Centre.

This is an organisation which has significantly grown over the last few years and continues to through acquisitions and an excellent growth plan. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly commercial company within a newly created role. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a new part of the business to ensure that financial performance and progress is reported in an efficient and accurate way. The role will be heavily focused on the analysis of current and projected sales and will look at ways in which profitability can be improved.

The role will also provide the opportunity to identify areas of development around current reporting methods and will be key in driving efficiencies and process improvement. This role sits in the wider finance team, however involves working extremely closely with key stakeholders across the business and it is essential that the successful candidate is able to explain and deliver information to non-finance people.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, the main responsibilities of the role will be -

-Analysing and monitoring pricing trends and establishing opportunities to drive more profitable business.
-Working closely with the sales team and with the line manager on new commercial improvements and ideas and when needed questioning ideas and decisions.
-Creating new reporting tools for the sales team and analysing existing processes and procedures.
-Providing detailed profitability analysis for customers across all divisions of the business
-Presenting and communicating price related decisions and analytical findings both in written form and orally.
-Providing commentary on business performance and looking at how to improve profitability.
-Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
-Assisting with the preparation of the monthly performance pack and providing analysis for board.
-Tracking sales commissions and providing analysis around performance in line with targets given.
-Approving, declining or escalating price exemptions using knowledge of market trends.
-Working towards strict deadlines and delivering information and reporting in an accurate and timely manner.
-Ensuring price policy and decisions take sales objectives and current costings into account.
-Using various software packages to manipulate data such as spreadsheets and statistical packages to communicate data and findings.
-Providing ad-hoc analysis as required by various different areas of the business.

The ideal candidate will -

-Ideally have a previous strong track record in adding value to a company in an analyst position.
-Have experience of producing reporting and management information and will be able to interpret data to provide insight and direct based on findings.
-Be an ambitious, confident individual who is looking for an opportunity to develop their career to the next level.
-Have excellent communication skills alongside advanced Excel and system skills.
-Be able to demonstrate where they have had a strong and commercial influence within a business.
-Be able to work towards strict deadlines and be able to manage and organise own workload.
-Have previous experience of writing SQL and will pick up new systems quickly.
-Ideally have had exposure to Microsoft Access.
-Have experience of working and communicating with other areas of the business such as sales teams and will be use to working with non-technical stakeholders.

In return you will receive -

-A competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including access to 25 days holiday and a market leading pension scheme.
-The opportunity to gain a competitive monthly bonus which could be in excess of 10% of the salary offered .
-Access to free parking and a subsidised canteen.
-Excellent training and an ongoing development programme.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.