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Finance Analyst - Chili's Finance

Dallas, TX
July 3, 2024

Finance Analyst – Chili’s Finance
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 position will provide medium to complex data insight and financial analysis support on various initiatives on the Chili’s brand. This will include supporting various cross functional teams with analysis of impacts on menu trades, pricing, recipe costing & merchandising. The candidate will be responsible for trend analyses, supply chain forecasts, food & beverage forecasts, sales analysis, menu pricing & reporting related to business results. Analyses produced by the candidate will be used to make forward-looking decisions affecting sales, profits, team members, and guests.

Your Key Job Functions

• Support cross-functional RSC departments by performing menu, special feature, and promotional item forecasts. Will also perform guest preference projections, and performance evaluations.
• Provide financial perspective on menu additions and deletions, including recipe costing, menu positioning considerations, pricing recommendations, and risks.
• Perform review and analysis of P&L results vs. expectations and identify operational steps necessary to improve sales and increase profitability.
• Act as a key contact for Chili’s Operational and Corporate teams with special requests of analyses which will be instrumental in decisions made to improve operational results.
• Provide analysis, tracking, and reporting of trends in key operating areas with established performance benchmarks.
• Assist in evaluating, designing & measuring brand tests in collaboration with cross functional teams including Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain & EPMO teams.
• Utilize Mastercard/APT advanced software (Test and Learn) to perform benchmarking, test versus control analysis and partner with execution team to ensure accurate test readouts, while providing recommendations based on test results.
• Work with the Chili’s Finance Team to provide key insights from data analysis to ensure all programs effectively support brand initiatives.
• Maximize reporting efficiencies & proactively work to streamline reporting to enable timely and effective analysis of results.
• Determine feasibility and/or return on existing programs and proposed programs.

 What You Bring to the Team

o Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Business Analytics, Marketing, or Economics).
o MBA a plus.
o 1-3 years related work experience.
o Ability to create intermediate to advanced financial models.
o Restaurant menu, marketing, and culinary finance experience preferred.
o Advanced Excel required.
o Smartview/Essbase and/or Oracle experience preferred.
o Knowledge of other MS Office applications required.
o Tableau experience a plus.
· Characteristics
o Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
o Motivated self-starter and able to work independently.
o Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize projects based on risk & cost/benefit.
o Intellectual curiosity, strong analytical/critical thinking skills, and detail-oriented.
o Proven ability to solve problems and overcome obstacles.
o Team oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and able to build trusting relationships.

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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