Junior Commercial & Planning Analyst

Pet Circle

Pet Circle

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
At Pet Circle, we want to create a world where pets and their families are healthy, happy and spend more time together - and we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that!
Over the past ten years, we’ve scaled to become one of Australia's Top 5 eCommerce companies and the No.1 player in the Online Pet industry. We will accelerate our growth as we continue on our mission to disrupt the way that pet parents discover & shop for the products they love.
The pet industry is booming (it’s a $15billion dollar industry!) and pets are holding bigger spaces in our hearts and homes than ever before. Online penetration of the pet industry is going to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. This is a unique opportunity in your career to be part of our exceptional growth story!
Founded and headquartered in Sydney, our team is now over 700 people strong and are based across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Analyst to join our Commercial and Planning Team. This role offers broad exposure across three sub-functions: Commercial Decision Support, FP&A, and Investor Relations. As you grow your knowledge of the business, you’ll have the chance to specialise and advance in your chosen sub-function.

Your Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain operational and company data visualisation dashboards, and prepare ongoing functional reports.
  • Take ownership of the company Financial Operating Model, including; Actualizing for results, Performing scenario and sensitivity analysis to understand the key drivers impacting the business, Overlaying company plans and e-forecasting the company trajectory.
  • Manage functional spend against budget and re-forecast expenditures as needed.
  • Partner with various business functions to understand data requirements and improve business reporting.
  • Collaborate with Senior Commercial Analysts to provide decision support to key stakeholders using data and analytical tools.
  • Support development of all communication materials outlining the Pet Circle strategic, operational and financial narrative to the Board and investors
  • Conduct or leverage analysis on industry, market, and company trends for use in commercial decisions and communications.

What Success Looks Like

  • Demonstrating a keen eagerness to learn, absorb information, and drive your career in finance.
  • Collaborating effectively with different functions and the broader Finance team to add value.
  • Working autonomously with limited guidance, exercising good judgement, and being comfortable with imperfect information and inputs.
  • Well organised, highly motivated, commercially oriented and an eye for detail that ensures delivers are high quality and articulated clearly

Your Ideal Skills and Experience

  • Experience in business partnering and working in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint (or Google Office equivalents).
  • A self-starter who is results-oriented, decisive, and resilient, with the ability to respond and adapt to an agile environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Experienced in financial modelling with an ability to research and analyse complex issues
  • Tertiary qualification with 1-2 years of relevant experience - ideal for someone early in their career or someone looking to break into the Commercial Finance space
Why Join?
We’re passionate about what we do and our love for pets is the centre of our why. Becoming a pawsome Pet Circler means you’re committed to help shape an entire industry - pretty exciting stuff! We’re a stable, innovative and low-ego group of people who relish challenges and aren’t afraid to do what’s right.
Here’s what we stand for; We’re Better Together, We operate with Humble Hearts and Hungry Minds, We truly believe that Pets Matter; pets and pet parents always have a seat at our table, We’re Instinctively Curious. Always
What else is in it for you?
-A focus on you and your development - think learning tools, stretch projects, focus groups, secondments and other internal mobility opportunities!
-We’re committed to flexibility and understand that it means different things to different people.
-Your wellbeing is non-negotiable. We seek to provide a collaborative, caring and safe environment, allowing you to present your full self each day.
-Pet Better with up to 50% employee discount, product sample giveaways and Pawrental leave.
-Join us on our animal welfare mission: we donate 10,000kg of pet food and supplies per month to pet shelters and support our communities through team charity volunteer days.
We have an incredibly passionate team, a leading brand, over 700,000 customers and growing, and we’re only just getting started!At Pet Circle, candidate experience is of utmost importance. We have been recognised as a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to responding to every application.
Role Location
At Pet Circle we believe that collaboration and team connection is key for success. This role will be based in Sydney with a blended working arrangement of up to 4 days per week in our pet friendly offices and the remainder working from home (or the office, if you prefer!) Our working arrangements and your required office day are subject to change in line with business requirements.
Belong at Pet Circle
Our unique expertise unites us to achieve our goal of helping pet parents, pet better. We value diversity in all forms and perspectives, always. No matter your background, please apply if our roles ignite an excitement in you to bring your full self to work each day.