Director of Finance, Enterprise Analytics
PetSmart 2,925 reviews - Phoenix, AZ

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Our people make the difference in our success. Our vision is to provide Total Lifetime care to every pet, every parent, every time. We can't achieve this vision without the right people - they make the difference in our business and our success. Every associate plays a role in achieving our success by focusing on our three strategic priorities - delighting our customers, growing pet services and operating excellence. Here at the Store Support Group, you could play a key role in supporting these strategic initiatives.

Today, PetSmart has over 1200 store locations, with many more scheduled to open soon. We continue to grow at our Corporate Headquarters which means great opportunities for a professional such as you!

Benefits of working with PetSmart
In addition to a competitive salary, PetSmart associates are eligible for health benefits, 401K options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, training and development, and an associate discount at all PetSmart stores!

PetSmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive and supportive work environment, and prohibiting harassment and discrimination in all aspects of employment. PetSmart participates in background, drug and E-Verify screenings as appropriate under Company policies and applicable law.

This Finance Director is responsible for leading a team which provides strategic real estate financial analysis as well as advanced analytical support for enterprise-wide initiatives.

Act as an active member of the Real Estate leadership team, which will require bringing fact-based, actionable recommendations on a variety of topics impacting the group, including:
    o Development of financial business cases for all Real Estate capital investment decisions. Real Estate investment decisions include new stores, new PetsHotels, store relocations, PetsHotel expansions, store closures, remodel projects and acquisitions.
    o Management of our real estate evaluation model with the intent of continuously improving our new store sales and profitability forecasting.
    o Coordination of aspects of the budget process as related to real estate investments such as new site sales, impact of new sites on existing store sales, and capital allocation based on collaborative work with multiple areas of the Real Estate division.
    o Collaboration with our real estate team on major strategic initiatives by providing the necessary financial and decision support required by the business.
Lead the Corporate Analytics Team which uses advanced statistical analysis to evaluate business performance, predict future results and establish relationships within our business. This includes:
    o Measurement of tests for enterprise initiatives; working collaboratively across the organization with multiple divisions to provide an independent, objective evaluation, with the ultimate goal of providing business leaders with the data necessary to de-risk investment and make decisions which increase shareholder value.
    o Development of advanced analytical models to evaluate business performance, including identifying relationships with internal and external influencing factors.
    o Presentation of findings in a clear, concise manner while providing actionable insights and recommendations to finance and business leadership.
Provide financial support to the company's Strategic Planning/Business Development team which involves:
    o Development of business cases for new lines of businesses/strategic initiatives and performance of due diligence for potential acquisitions, as well as other ad hoc support as needed.
This position will interact frequently with members of the company's senior leadership team, therefore, candidates will need to be comfortable explaining complex financial analyses in a concise and actionable manner.
Experience/Education Required
Education / Experience
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Business or Finance and ten plus years work experience related to Financial Analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Retail experience desired. MBA recommended.

Management Responsibilities
Director of Finance is responsible for leading a team of 15 associates with 4 direct reports. Management responsibilities include setting associate objectives, monitoring performance relative to goals, providing coaching feedback and administering performance and compensation reviews.

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2,925 reviews
PetSmart, Inc. is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The Company has identified a...