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Lead Analyst

Job ID 1365804BR Date posted 03/15/2018 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0623 - International & Emerging Moore
Lead Analyst - International & Emerging Business

PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to partner with complex and highly visible areas of the business and/or work in support of initiatives aligned with the strategy and focus areas of our international and emerging business units. This is accomplished by cross-functional collaboration to convert complex business plans into quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, and long range plans; develop business cases; and provide proactive analysis, insights, data support, and recommendations to optimize business performance.

The Lead Analyst is responsible for acting as a subject matter expert and thought leader on their respective team. To accomplish this, the Lead Analyst must have solid knowledge of finance and/or business analytics. This individual will collaborate with their finance peers to ensure that insights from functional areas and business units are understood and incorporated into work products. Thus, demonstrating a level of project management skills which will effectively lead an effort through to completion. Additionally, this individual must be able to work effectively within a matrixed organization, demonstrate self-leadership skills, and possess the ability to influence and interact with various levels of the organization.



RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:
• Act as a subject matter expert (SME) and thought leader on respective team
• Facilitates the financial forecasting and planning processes with finance functional partners that result in quarterly forecast updates, annual plans, and long range plans (2 years)
• Leads the evaluation and collection of data across our international and emerging businesses which enables analysis and insights to be appropriately generated
• Leads the collaboration across the international and emerging business units to provide root cause analysis; develop actionable analysis, insights and recommendations based on financial and non-financial data leveraging multiple data sources, with business and finance functional partners
• Communicates financial and non-financial analysis and insights to business and finance functional leaders
• Develops business cases for key initiatives and major programs by creating robust financial models, tied to a program’s (or initiative’s) strategic narrative; identifying risks to the organization and engaging the business owner in risk mitigation and trade-off conversations; identifying and measuring key trigger points (metrics) that will provide business insight into an initiative’s success (leading and final indicators)
• Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date expertise in subject area; leveraging an understanding of policies, data, and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating cross-functionally to solve business problems; identifying, recommending, and implementing ways to address improvement opportunities
• Demonstrates self-leadership; builds relationships with key individuals necessary for collaboration; ability to negotiate and influence effectively for the organization with internal and external stakeholders at various leadership levels



REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field AND 6+years of experience in finance or analytical role in a public company or accounting
• Experience with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• 1+ years of experience with financial forecasting or analytic modeling
• Experience in structuring and writing formal documents, developing and delivering group presentations, project planning, and/or cross-functional collaboration
• Previous experience in FP&A, Corporate Finance, or Corporate Accounting
• 25% or less international and US travel (as needed based on efforts)


PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
• Master's Degree OR MBA
• CPA OR CFA OR CMA
• Experience leading people directly or indirectly


ABOUT LOWE'S:
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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