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Head of New Business Finance

Company: Chewy, Inc.
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Chewy is seeking a Finance Leader to stand up our New Business Finance Team based in Seattle, WA. This is a core leadership position on the Business Finance Team that will partner with our New Business Development Executive Team to accelerate growth of new and nascent businesses, create business plans for future growth (including looking around corners), and interfacing with operations, finance, marketing and merchandising to drive growth. The role requires strong analytical and strategic finance skills in addition to the ability to partner with and influence business leadership to set strategy and establish near and long-term goals. You will need to be a detail-oriented self-starter with experience working in an ambiguous environment and preferably with experience in launching and scaling a start-up and/or new business verticals or lines. The ideal candidate will excel in rolling up your sleeves to complete complex business analysis and operating at depth. - - - You will evaluate new businesses, products and assortment expansion to accelerate our ability to provide the best Pawrent's experience and selection, while scaling the business, continuing our innovation, and anticipating future customer needs. - Additionally, you will work alongside cross functional business leaders to influence new analyses, insights, and investment prioritization. - This role will report to the Head of Business Finance for Technology, Product, Customer Care, and New Verticals.
What You'll Do:

  • Partner with the New Business Development leadership team to develop business and finance plans, key input and output metrics, and support the business in creating profitability analysis and strategic analysis to support business launches.
  • Hire and develop a high performing team as the business expands.
  • Develop and implement reporting and analytics capabilities for the business.
  • Oversee month-end close process, including reconciliation of variances between trends, plans, and financial targets.
  • Conduct complex ad-hoc analyses and scenario modeling to drive decision-making and results to plan.
  • Manage/track financial performance against KPI's, seasonal financial plans, and annual budget.
  • Identify and quantify risks or opportunities due to current business environment and provide insights and recommendations to mitigate risks or benefit from opportunities, financial and strategic.
  • Lead weekly and monthly financial business reviews, including reviewing results vs. plan, forecast for management meetings, creating future output guidance to leadership, and establishing plans with C-Suite to address disconnects between actuals and plan.
  • Lead special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives.
  • Partner with various teams throughout the organization (Technology, Customer Care, Product, Merchandising, Marketing and Operations) to develop financial models and P&Ls.
  • Drive continuous improvements in profitability, free cash flow and operational efficiency.
  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple groups with competing priorities.
  • Lead a team responsible for enhancing financial models (labor models, monthly forecasting, NPV, ROI, Payback, etc.) on a monthly basis to improve forecast accuracy and drive business results.

    What You'll Need:

    • MBA (from a top-tier program, preferred).
    • 10+ years of related experience.
    • 5+ years of Finance or Strategy Leadership in large and innovative Technology or E-commerce organizations, preferred.
    • 3+ years in a top-tier strategy consulting firm (BCG, Bain, McKinsey), a plus.
    • Experience in creating financial analysis, key performance indicators, forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis.
    • Results-oriented mentality, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality.
    • Entrepreneurial mindset - ability to operate and drive results as a self-starter.
    • Strong Communication skills - ability to distill and convey complex information messages clearly and succinctly.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing operating conditions while still delivering to expectations.
    • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to drill down to the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.
    • Demonstrated high degree of competency accessing and utilizing analytical tools, advanced computer literacy.
    • Passion for startups and entrepreneurial organizations, including understanding of how to execute in those organizations as they scale.
    • Industry experience in partnering within consumer/retail organizations, a bonus.
    • Experience leading and building high performing teams.
    • Strong understanding of GAAP, financial statements, and financial modeling.
    • Strong PowerPoint and data visualization skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, etc.).
    • Ability to take ownership of projects and drive them through to completion.
    • Experience with Hyperion & Oracle, preferred.
    • Position will require travel.
      Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
      If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact . -
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