Red Hat EMEA Services Planning and Forecasting Analyst in Cork, Ireland

Company Description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

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

Required skills

  • 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

Category Finance