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Finance Analyst

Coppell, TX
January 28, 2021

Business Analyst

Dallas TX 

What does it mean to be a BrinkerHead?  We play like a team, take pride in our culture and seek every opportunity to make people feel special.  Life is short.  Work happy.  At Brinker, we connect, serve and give to create the best life for our Team Members, Guests and community.  Through our cultural beliefs, Brinker empowers its Team Members to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales and Increasing Profits.

Brinker International is an equal opportunity employer; we foster an inclusion environment that promotes respect, diversity of thought and success for all.

Job Summary

This analyst will to provide medium to complex data insight and financial analysis support on various initiatives.   This will include ad hoc analyses, trend analyses, and reporting related to business results.  The analyst will be a subject matter expert in operational business tools and use those tools to coach our restaurant leadership teams.  Analyses produced by this person will be used to make forward-looking decisions affecting sales, profits, team members, and guests.

Your Key Job Functions

  • Provide analysis, tracking, and reporting of trends in key operating areas with established performance benchmarks.
  • Provide key insights from data analysis to ensure all programs effectively support operational initiatives, drive the 4 key results and align with the Strategic Pillars as defined by the Brand Strategy Map.
  • Maximize reporting efficiencies to enable timely and effective analysis of results.
  • Perform review and analysis of P&L results vs. expectations and identify operational steps necessary to improve sales, increase profitability, and reduce variability across restaurants. 
  • Determine feasibility and/or return on existing programs and proposed programs.
  • Proactively search out opportunities for operational improvement through analysis of trends and report to customers in an organized, easily understood format.
  • Act as a key contact for Chili’s Team members (Operational and Corporate) with ad hoc analysis which will be instrumental in decisions made to improve operational results.
  • Provide guidance and ability to coach key business tools used by restaurant operations.
  • Work on menu related projects with COS focus; menu price/cost modeling, recipe costing, etc.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Knowledge
    • Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Business Analytics, Marketing, or Economics).
    • MBA a plus.
    • 2-3 years related work experience.
    • Restaurant Operations and Business Intelligence experience a plus.
    • Advanced Excel with database mining and knowledge of other MS Office applications required.
    • Ability to create advanced financial models.
    • APT Test & Learn a plus
    • Forecasting experience a plus.
  • Characteristics
    • Intellectual curiosity with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.  Must have attention to detail.
    • Team oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to build relationships effectively.
    • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
    • Motivated self-starter and able to work independently.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize projects based on cost/benefit.

Why Brinker 

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, and 401(k) with company match and generous dining discounts.  Every team member working at the Restaurant Support Center (aka Brinker headquarters) is eligible for annual bonus potential.

Our campus includes an onsite gym plus opportunities to increase your wellbeing with onsite Yoga and boot camp programs. Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual and collaborative work environment!  Team members enjoy company-wide events and celebrations. Regular volunteer opportunities with our community give back programs.

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