Senior Financial Analyst – Sales Finance

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials.

Chicago, IL, United States


Financial analysis that drives profitable decision making to support Dyson’s U.S. sales organization

Market Overview

Dyson sells products in 71 countries, and it employs almost 6,000 people globally, one third of whom are engineers and scientists. The face of Dyson is changing rapidly. Three years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today its digital motor powers cordless vacuums, robots, hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters around the world. This is just the beginning; we just launched our new Supersonic Hair Dryer and have a plan to launch many other new products over the next 3 years.

Function Overview

For a Dyson machine to be successful, it requires rigorous commercial consideration. From the first prototype, to beyond its unboxing. Our strong financial planning and operations are what take Dyson ideas beyond the labs of RDD, onto shelves, and into the homes of our owners across the world. Forecasting, allocating and auditing our resources without ever compromising the integrity and entrepreneurial spirit that defines our business. And with a 25-year pipeline of future Dyson machines on the horizon, all our Finance teams are set to play a crucial role in delivering every single one.




Provide financial support to the National Accounts Team

  • Lead robust financial analysis, commentary, and reporting and develop insights/recommendations to leadership team

  • Key business partner for our key large U.S. retailers

  • Support key decisions by working closely with the National Account team

  • Partner with sales & demand teams to develop retailer business plans

  • Support implementation of new commercial planning tools


Manage the annual budget and monthly re-forecast process

  • Own the forecast and budgets for key retailers working with the relevant National Account managers and support the Finance Director with the overall promotional forecast and budget

  • Analyze retailer plans to ensure goals are in line with corporate objectives


 Analyze Promotional Investment to ensure spend is profitable and impactful to Dyson’s corporate objectives

  • Partner with the sales team to ensure quality evaluation is performed to measure the return on investment

  • Own Promotional analysis of national events plus retailer specific events and report to senior management

  • Provide detailed commentary of effectiveness of investment and variances vs expectations

  • Ensure approval is secured for promotional activities for accounts

  • Work cross functionally to ensure promotional spend is accrued accurately


    Special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed

  • Identify problems and find solutions
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Think outside of the box, identifying opportunities for improvement


Individual Qualifications


Experience and Education


Dyson Behaviors

·  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; MBA in Finance preferred

·  Minimum 5 years in a Financial Analyst role required, preferably with experience in a sales & marketing organization

·  Proven experience analyzing and resolving issues around forecasting and budgeting


·  A high level of proficiency in the use of spreadsheets – the ability to quickly understand business scenarios and model them is critical

·  Advanced knowledge/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required

·  Demonstrates understanding of the preparation, analysis and presentation of corporate financial statements

·  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·  Ability to influence through clear presentation and communication of complex data analysis

·  Competence with fundamentals of project management required

·  Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task

·  Superior attention to detail and accuracy

·  Strong interpersonal skills

·  Excellent written and oral communication skills

·  Self-motivated with the ability to work independently


·        Ingenious-empirical, disciplined and a problem solver

·        Attuned-emotionally smart, having positive intent       Shrewd-make sound decisions, long-term commercial thinking

·        Fighter- driven to get the best result. Challenges themselves and others


Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted: 13-Sep-2017