Financial Analyst, Product

Role Title:
Financial Analyst, Product
Needham, MA
Job Advert Description

Clarks is seeking a Financial Analyst ot help support the operational and financial teams in building and sourcing an optimum product range. In this role, you will partner with relevant SBU Directors to ensure investment strategies and plans optimise commercial performance, as well as deliver effective finanicail reporting, analysis and insight to SBU leadership teams through the use of financial targets to help support optimal decision making.

Who You Will Do 

  • Partner with the SBU Director to define pricing architectures, cost and margin targets in line with the strategic framework. Assess business performance through product development process to enable delivery of SBU targets & development efficiency KPI’s.
  • Support the SBU Director on trading / net margin & inventory management performance reviews and evaluation process to ensure targets are being delivered.
  • Work with the costing & sourcing teams to support the product review process to ensure product costs and their drivers are understood.
  • Assess and evaluate SBU investment strategies, including creating financial business cases and carry out post investment review in line with group standards to optimise commercial returns and deliver the growth expectations.
  • Advise on operational and strategic issues as they arise, providing recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, and revenue/expense analysis to ensure business goals are met.
  • Recommend improvements to formal procedures, processes, and administration of finance services to drive improvement to current and future ways of working.

Who You Are

  • You are a professionally qualified accoutant with relevant commercial finance experience with 4+ years of experience. 
  • You have an understanding of business planning, budget, and forecasting processes. 
  • You have experience working in a medium or large international business with different cultures. 
  • You have experience working in retail or a consumer goods business. 
  • You are able to work within a collaborative environment and managing multiple global relationships. 
  • You have extensive analytical experience, ability to take large amounts of complex data and quickly identify key issues and drivers. 


About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking: a combination of invention and craftsmanship that has remained at the heart of what the brand does now. In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950, to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognizable signature that makes it unmistakably Clarks.

This season, we’re proud to introduce the Clarks Collective: five incredible activists championing authentic social change. From mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ rights to greater racial equality, these trailblazers are committed to creating a brighter future for us all – bringing to life Clarks’ new global campaign, For the World Ahead. Through spotlighting their stories and supporting their chosen charities and initiatives, we’re ready to lead the way. After all, we’re originators, not imitators. It’s who we are, who we’ve always been. And to change the world of tomorrow, we’re doing things differently today.

Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

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