Commercial Business Analyst(Top Irish Company)

Job Ref: JDCBA

Industry Sector: Finance & Accountancy

Location: Dublin North

Type: Temporary

Salary: €60,000

Contact: James Devon

Job Description

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We are pleased to announce a vacancy for the position of Commercial Business Analyst on a fixed term basis (9 months) for the purposes of maternity cover. This role will involve providing analysis and review of performance of Sales, Margins and stock across our client Estate.


Key Responsibilities:


Ensure Sales, margin and stock reporting is delivered weekly across each channel (working with the Finance team)

Report on Books promotional, new and core range performance

Report on category performance and underlying drivers

Report on clearance vs full price margins achieved across Gift, and the new & immature categories

Performance based reporting

Exception reporting on margin below agreed benchmark

Report on Commercial Income and margin funding

Facilitate preparation of e-Commerce weekly KPI report



Support preparation of detailed phased Budgets

Project and forecast full year Sales, margin and stock versus budget

Project supplier income

Work closely with each Category team


Analysis & support business decision making


Analysis Trading performance

Support analysis of promotional modelling and pricing scenarios

Support business decision

Support Commercial CAPEX proposals

Work with Retail and store development on refit store plans to optimise profit

Understand Category profitability and return on space

Understand channel profitability



Working closing with other teams’/ department members to resolve any issues arising in relation to key areas of responsibilities within the business and work towards process control improvements for the future.


Candidate Profile:

The ideal person will be a Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) with at least 3 years’ industry experience

Strong systems experience, ERP knowledge an advantage.  

Excellent excel and data analysis skills are essential

Strong communication skills

A keen desire to learn

The ability to interact and communicate effectively with management and other departments in the organisation will be important to the role


Key Capabilities:

Attention to Detail

Strong numeric and analytical skills and ability to interrogate systems.

Team Player

Ability to prioritise work and requests based on timeframes, commercial &


operational impacts.

Energetic and results-focused

Proactive and the ability to work in a changing environment

To secure this position please contact James Devon on 01 670 4488 or send your CV to and I will call you for a confidential discussion. 

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