Sr Category Finance Manager - Mobile Enhancements at Samsung Electronics (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Position Summary

Making the future is everyday life at Samsung. We're seeking innovators who are called to not just change the world, but build a better one. We enable the best technology hardware on the planet, but our best is always a prototype for something better and our people thrive with a driven mindset - better builds on better. We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We aim to create a global team where everyone belongs and has equal opportunities, inspiring our talent to be their true selves.

Together, we are building a better tomorrow for our customers, partners and communities.

At Samsung Electronics America, we take pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people - they are at the forefront of everything we do. Their skillset and mindset drive our continued success. Only the resilient and resourceful thrive in the daily dose of unexpected at Samsung. We unapologetically push to achieve unforeseen potential in everything we do, both within the workplace and at home. We fearlessly face challenges head-on, conquer the unconquerable, and are comfortable living in the uncomfortable zone.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Develop annual and quarterly business plans together with category and product management, business operations and channel leads. Plan forecasts by channel/account and by model based on historical trends and category strategy.
  • Analyze sell-in and sell-out actuals and forecasts across retail, carrier, B2B and samsung.com channels. Work with category operations to consolidate quarterly gap closure opportunities.
  • Analyze and report profitability for promotional roadmaps across product categories and channels
  • Analyze sales promotion, sell-out and competitive/market data to calculate ROI and determine success/failure factors in order to provide guidance for future promotional planning.
  • Track monthly/quarterly proposed national and account specific promotions in order to forecast total sales deduction (SD) expense for the quarter. Together with the category team, manage to target KPI for budgeted SD expense.
  • Simulate SD expense for account-specific promotion proposals and determine margin variance for account-specific pricing proposals. Together with business and category management, evaluate profit impact and determine approval go/no-go.
  • Develop bottoms up sell-in and sell-out forecast targets for new product introductions. Work with category team, product team and channels to finalize GTM sales targets.
  • Coordinating and handling the escalation of critical product availability, sell-in/sell-out or demand discrepancies with category/product/business management and channel/sales leadership
  • Consolidating and publishing the weekly financial outlook, translating PSI and unit sales into financial figures to analyze the state of the business
  • creating and executing quarterly strategies and business plans specific for the account or for specific Samsung products.
  • Review current process and propose improvements
    Qualifications/Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 12+ years of directly related experience is required
  • Data Analytics/ advanced Strong Excel
  • Experience researching and developing analytical frameworks/solutions to resolve business/sales planning challenges
  • Experience developing PowerPoint presentations and storylines
  • Nice to Have:
  • Experience with data modeling or analysis tools e.g. Microsoft Power BI, Tableau or similar
  • Experience developing KPI and executive dashboards


Skills and Qualifications

Necessary Skills & Attributes:
  • A results oriented, self-starter who can run with projects while keeping key stakeholders updated on progress, opportunities and issues
  • Collaborative, flexible mindset to develop and implement new initiatives, while continuing to drive awareness and participation in existing programs
  • Quick learner with an ability to manage multiple projects, focus on priorities, and think on his/her feet in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Create strong relationships with colleagues across the company
  • Strong sense of urgency and a passion for flawless execution
  • Extremely comfortable with quickly learning new systems and processes
  • Independent and can take full charge of responsibilities, but not afraid to ask for guidance when needed
  • Strong time and project management skills - able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with concurrent and competing deadlines
  • Willing to able to travel nationally. Travel about 10% of time.

Physical/Mental Demands and Working Conditions:
  • The position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal 50% of work time, including prolonged periods of time.
  • The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time under 25 pounds.
  • Performs work under time schedules and stresses which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive job stress, fatigue, unpaid over-time, intellectual challenge, constant technical data feedback, language barriers, and business management stress.
  • Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids representative and commonly associated with PCs, printers, and office work areas.
  • Frequently works additional hours beyond normal schedule.
  • Under very little direct supervision with a high level of responsibility to apply general policies and guidelines where decisions are seldom monitored and consequences of decisions adversely affect operating results and management decisions. Complete access to confidential company data where disclosure may jeopardize the company's competitive position.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
In order to comply with the federal vaccine mandate, Samsung Electronics America requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption, or an exemption required under state/local law, is approved. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof that a candidate is fully vaccinated or qualifies for an exemption. More details on how to apply for an exemption are provided after the application process is complete.

Reasonable Accommodations for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities During the Application Process
Samsung Electronics America is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Reasonable Accommodation Team (855-557-3247) or [email protected] for assistance. This number is for accommodation requests only and is not intended for general employment inquiries.
More Information on Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Bellevue, WA, Mountain View, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, Richardson, TX, Austin, TX and Ridgefield Park, NJ. Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969. It has 145454 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 61 open jobs at Samsung Electronics, click here.
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