FP&A Manager- Logistics

Recruiter
Neiman Marcus
Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted
10 Aug 2022
Closes
16 Sep 2022
Ref
22541
Function
Finance
Level
Manager
NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

NMG's priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love - love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

DESCRIPTION

Responsible for coordinating Neiman Marcus Group financial planning and provide planning and analysis of all divisional operating plans and development of key presentation material to senior management.

Summary:

The FP&A Manager for Logistics will support the organization with budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, expense analysis, operational reporting, ad hoc research and analysis when requested. The individual will be required to gather information necessary to provide analytical, fact-based assessments which will aid in the decision making needed to drive business results. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to understand and influence the business, learn the company systems, enhance the individuals' analytical and communication skills, and interact with executive management.

Responsibilities:
  • Forecast, analyze and provide summary of trends for operational and expense metrics primarily focused on small parcel and heavy freight expense.
  • Build cross functional relationships in order to incorporate the impact of changing customer demand / sales, inventory levels, and operational practices on shipping expense
  • Partner with Accounting and Logistics teams to ensure accurate monthly P&Ls, including the accurate recording of expense accruals
  • Work closely with Business Partners to identify expense savings opportunities and develop contingency plans to effectively mitigate risk
  • Serve as a financial consultant by developing a deep understanding of business unit objectives, cost structure and key operating metrics while providing financial analysis to support key business decisions
  • Build credibility and partnership by providing financial intelligence, communicating in a responsive and solution-oriented manner, and challenging business units appropriately
  • Provide accurate monthly financial forecast using historical data and qualitative assumptions based on communication with business partners from across the company
  • Build financial models to quantify financial impact of business strategies and initiatives, and track performance
  • Utilize multiple systems and software applications to execute tasks
  • Identify potential business issues and develop contingency plans to effectively mitigate risk

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Hyperion and Essbase skills
  • Comfortable when challenged with difficult, unstructured problems that must be solved quickly
  • 4+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the retail industry
  • Strong financial modeling capabilities utilizing data from numerous sources
  • Strong planning / organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An inquisitive nature and can-do attitude

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