Penguin Random House LLC Business Analyst - Sales in New York, New York
The Sales Strategic Planning group is seeking a Business Analyst to join the team! This role will provide essential analytical support to all sales divisions within Penguin Random House and will work with various internal departments to provide a complete financial picture of the business. This is an exciting opportunity to be fully immersed in data collection, draw insight from analysis, and present large amounts of data in a clear and succinct format. Specific responsibilities include: * Providing regular (daily and monthly) reporting on billings, targets, customers, divisions and top titles for use by sales, senior management, and publishers. * Compiling data elements to support sales forecasts as well as provide details on any variances. * Providing analytical support for new business initiatives. * Preparing presentations for Key Account Strategy reviews. * Auditing and analyzing terms of sale elements and programs. * Identifying any gaps in process or financial risks and providing recommendations for minimizing such risks. * Liaising between the business units and the corporate finance areas. * Conducting regular review of sales processes and providing input on how they may be improved or streamlined. * Managing various projects and ad-hoc requests to support the business. Minimum Requirements * 4 year college degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting, or equivalent work experience * Minimum of 2 years of business analytics experience; experience within publishing, media, or at a consulting company is a plus * Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills * Proven ability to analyze and present complex information from multiple data sources concisely * Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across all levels within a company * Adaptable with the ability to quickly learn new information systems and integrate them into existing processes * Superb attention to detail * Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects * Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment * Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (including vlookups, arrays, macros, etc.) * Familiarity with business intelligence systems (i.e. Business Objects, Cognos, etc.) is a plus Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.