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Manager, Strategic Planning

Job ID: 16608
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2024

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Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

The purpose of this job is to manage the Strategic Planning Group (SPG) in the functions of resource allocation analysis, growth opportunity assessment, test design and measurement, financial modeling, analysis of return on investment, analysis of sales and margin impact of business promotions programs and/or changes, research and competitor assessment, and market share analysis for Guitar Center enterprise-wide.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

 

· Manage or self-perform data gathering and analysis

· Identify key actionable insights from data and analysis, synthesize these findings and create story lined presentations to communicate these findings to management

· Review and structure the work product of an analyst and/or senior analyst

· Manage an analyst and/or self-create financial models to assess business cases and scenarios

· Build positive/successful working relationships with leaders across the company (the internal client) by working with business leads to design measurable tests to assess or track operational performance

· Produce reports and/or dashboards which detail financial performance of particular promotions, business operations or business changes and, if disclosed to competitors or vendors, this information could have significant financial impact on the business.

· Additional duties as assigned.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

 

· Bachelor’s Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Finance, Math, Statistics, Engineering, or related field.

· 5 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience)

· 3 years of experience leading projects or products

· 3 years of experience in corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis or strategy consulting

· Advanced-level ability with MS PowerPoint and Excel

· Skilled proficiency reviewing complex Excel financial and data models

· Intermediate proficiency pulling data with SQL

Pay Rate: $110,000 - $135,000 / annually depending on background and experience.

 The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.  2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.   

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

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