Red Hat EMEA Services Planning and Forecasting Analyst in Cork, Ireland
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The Red Hat Finance team is looking for an EMEA Services Planning and Forecasting Analyst for the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region to join us in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will manage ongoing activities to deliver the weekly forecast process and support the annual planning process. You’ll be responsible for understanding variances to forecast in detail and also for maintaining key partnerships with Finance, Operations, Services in region and global teams. As an EMEA Services Planning and Forecasting Analyst, you’ll need to have financial and analytical expertise in turning data into impactful information focusing specifically on the Services business. You’ll work as part of the EMEA Sales and Services Business Finance team and be supervised by the Senior EMEA Services Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant.
Primary job responsibilities
Compile and distribute weekly services forecast reports and manage the weekly services forecasting process
Track forecasting accuracy and ensure continuous process improvements
Resolve data integrity issues
Support strategic, mid-term, and services annual planning activities
Track predetermined metrics like KPIs that describe bookings and revenue
Provide analytical support to identify key variances and their causes
Build and maintain business dashboards
Partner with key stakeholders to identify areas for creating efficiencies in the planning and forecasting process
Engage in ad hoc projects as required to ensure that forecasting and planning requirements are met
Degree with 3+ years relevant experience in multinational companies
Prior experience in a business analyst, data analyst, or financial forecasting role
Experience working with large systems and data sets
Report creation, model building, and data management skills
Highly proficient in the use of spreadsheets including pivots and lookups
Experience using business intelligence tools and customer relationship management (CRM) systems like Salesforce.com (SFDC) or Oracle
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Experience managing projects is a plus
Experience with planning, reporting, and analytics is a plus
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Job ID 63532