Strategic Business Analyst

FIG & OLIVE (New York, NY)

Location: US - NY - New York

Feb 20, 2018
Eloise Acevedo
Senior HR Manager
Job Details

FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. Our large variety of extra virgin olive oils was selected to be paired with each dish and to be offered for tasting at the beginning of each meal. With fresh, seasonal ingredients and simple preparation, our cuisine exudes the genuine taste of food, from a ripe heirloom tomato, a leaf of aromatic basil, to a fresh grilled fish finished with lemon, rosemary, thyme and olive oil-simplicity, healthiness and refined flavors at their best.

Position overview: The Strategic Business Analyst is responsible for supporting the strategic objectives of the Luxury Dining Group and the Fig and Olive brand.  The position reports to the Vice President of Finance and Business Strategy, and will have day to day responsibility of organization metrics and support the strategic direction of the organization.  The role will work with the entire organizational team including the CEO and CFO, and support the key Operational leaders as well as the Unit -based teams.  This role is newly created, and must have the ability to work in an approachable and fluid environment, and work with both internal and external stakeholders alike.  The candidate must be able to present to and influence key leaders associated with the organization, and be willing to adjust priorities as the business needs require. 

Reports to: Vice President of Finance and Business Strategy

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including unit and corporate leadership
  • Support the creation of the Annual Business Plan for the organization; work under the direction of the VP of Finance and Business Strategy to ensure it is well aligned with the CFO and CEO
  • Build and oversee Dashboard templates in conjunction with the business leaders and VP of Finance and Business Strategy; ensure the templates are updated based the business needs, and delivered to leadership on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Plan Analyze information from multiple sources, evaluating results to draw actionable business conclusions 
  • Prepare weekly P&L and performance metrics reporting; create a structured system of automated reports where possible and ensure all distribution lists are right-sized and updated in accordance with the business needs
  • Identify opportunities to drive efficiencies and revenues, and align with the VP of Finance and Business Strategy and the SVP of Operations to ensure all are communicated accordingly
  • Compile information, and analyze the unit performance vs industry metrics, and drive communication to the key business leaders on a regular basis as outlined by the VP of Finance and Business Strategy
  • Understand key metrics and report structure & process to be able to identify data discrepancies and errors; ensure the process is conducted daily, weekly and monthly as required
  • Communicate and deliver insights effectively; be able to explain and reproduce processes and methods to reinforce data integrity and walk key stakeholders through the logical steps used to arrive at conclusions 
  • Assist in preparing forecasts, tracking reports, project management, budgets and projections
  • Maintain internal cost control tools and KPI Dashboards, and update/innovate accordingly
  • Inventory database management and support new recipe costing, and be a resource for the SVP of Operations and Corporate Chef
  • Provide feasibility studies on restaurants i.e. breakeven chart as required in conjunction with the development effort and under direction of the Senior team and the VP of Finance and Business Strategy
  • Analyze menu sales mix, average check, and theoretical COGS, and communicate via Dashboards and direct communication; build alerts to inform Senior Leaders of any major outliers on a weekly/Monthly basis
  • Support vendor aggregation approach, and work with external partners to ensure alignment in the business needs.
  • Lead/support price bidding reviews to ensure that best price, and quality are being received in conjunction with the SVP of Operations and the Corporate Chef
  • Report regularly on price fluctuations, and work with key operational stakeholders to furnish both alerts and alternatives
  • Maintain vendor performance reporting, and ensure all key stakeholders are informed as required as defined by the VP of Finance and Business Strategy
  • Conduct regular analysis of all purchases, and identify cost saving opportunities as well as outlying impacts to the business
  • Produce Ad hoc reporting as required for the business, and be a resource for the organization and its key stakeholders
  • Participate with the NYSC and Senior Leaders in business strategy sessions and operational discussions, and chronical and support the needs of the business as required
  • Create and support key presentation materials for the Senior Leadership team, Managing Partner and Board of Directors, and support and deliver presentations as required in support of the business planning and development processes


Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent business and data analytic skills
  • Have a cursory knowledge of the hospitality and restaurant business
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Presentation Skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to work with multiple levels within an organization

Required Training/Experience/Education

  • BS/BA in Business or Hospitality required; MBA Preferred
  • Prior experience with Business Intelligence Platform and Business Analytics required
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office experience 
Additional Details
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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