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Business Analyst - DFS5211288 in Singapore at DFS

Date Posted: 4/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Provide business acumen, analysis and decision support for division initiatives and business processes. Drive improvements in division performance by assisting in value-added decision-making. Maximize revenue and store contribution through the development and implementation of concise, relevant analysis and reporting. Also, lead streamlining and optimizing current business and operations processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Analysis and Decision Making
• Anticipate and be proactive in providing decision support and analysis for the division management team. Identify and define issues, evaluate possible solutions, develop recommendations and supporting analyses to facilitate timely management decisions
• Provide business support for key global initiatives, including productivity, staffing and conversion.
• Analyse sales, KPI and profit results to identify business trends and opportunities and quantify the effects of business changes, initiatives and events. Conduct frequent trend analysis.
• Identify and recommend division efficiencies and cost saving opportunities.
• Analyze and recommend improvements to work processes/reports to satisfy all users and needs
• Perform any other ad hoc duties requested by the General Manager and Operations & Control Director. Report
• Develop and maintain reporting required to monitor results at the division, location and store level
• Review reports thoroughly to understand the reason behind data movements. Call out exceptions/unusual variances to the OCD and relevant team members.
• Reporting responsibilities include preparation of the following: •Daily/weekly/monthly sales performance •Nationality sales performance •Conversion •PAX spending •Business Initiative trackers •Other location-specific analysis
• Work with Financial Analysis and IT function to streamline and automate reports where possible and enhance communication. Training/Maintenance
• Responsible for the training and maintenance of DFS information systems

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related field
• 2 to 4 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job functions of the job.
• Strong Microsoft PC based applications – Word, Excel (including use of macros and database management) and Powerpoint required. Access knowledge preferred.
• Working knowledge with Merchant Common System (MCS) preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in statistical methodology such as regression analysis and programming knowledge in R or Python an advantage
• Good command of the English language and excellent communication skills
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• Ability to analyse a business both statistically and conceptually. Strong quantitative skills.
• In addition to quantitative skills, requires strong business acumen to be able to support and analyse the business initiatives qualitatively
• Ability to format analytical works into presentation forms.
• Leadership skills and willing to make decisions
• High degree of integrity and confidentiality with a keen sense of business/financial acumen
• Ability to work under stringent deadlines and manage multiple priorities effectively
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Accuracy and attention to detail