Analyst, Sales Planning & Communication in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/13/2020

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for an Analyst, Sales Planning & Communication.  This role covers market analysis, sales planning, communication, and business operational support for Retail and Commercial Field Sales Teams (FST).  The Sales Analytics Analyst gathers important data and compiles it into reports and presentations for our sales organization to make critical business decisions. The Sales Analytics Analyst has the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and translate business data into actionable and digestible information that improves internal decision making. This role will report directly to the Director, Sales Planning & Communication.

In this role you will:

  • Capture customer and market forward looking data 

  • Lead ongoing analysis of business performance to support daily operations

  • Review and analyze segment and category account growth opportunities

  • Conduct customer & product profitability analysis

  • Ability to gather data, form insights and communicate plans to drive profitability. 

  • Track forecast accuracy, and refine inputs on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Leverage analytical skills to identify shortage opportunities, uncovering root causes, proposing solutions and driving change

  • Design and interpret key performance metrics

  • Oversee and track usage of team systems (e.g., CRM), including Hubspot

  • Manage CRM processes and corresponding execution

  • Provide status of promo effectiveness and provides recommendations for promotional optimization.

  • Partner with cross-functional groups across the business to analyze components of the business where problems/trends exist.

  • Leverage business performance data (Invoiced Sales Reporting, etc.) and business intelligence (BW, SAP, Customer Systems) to understand current trends and future opportunities

A qualified person will have:

  • Bachelor degree in math, science, finance, or related field

  • 3+ years of experience in sales operations, business planning, management consulting, or strategy role

  • Strong expertise with Excel, relational databases, and CRM tools

  • Experience with SQL, Tableau, and/or Business Objects (or similar analytical packages) is preferred

  • Ability to take MS Excel data, create illustrative graphs for presentation purposes

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy

  • Growth and career advancement opportunities

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.