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Senior Financial Analyst, Business Analytics

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Boston
State/Province:  Massachusetts


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 13,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.  We are a leading global provider of sustainable woodfiber products and solutions. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labelling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.  

Position (job title):  Senior Financial Analyst, Business Analytics 

Department:  Finance 

Work Site:  HO Boston 


Essential Functions

  • Detail oriented and a problem solver
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to navigate sales and financial data in multiple complex systems
  • Analytical mindset to draw insightful information from these data
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with professionalism
  • Strong organizational skills in relation to managing multiple work streams and meeting deadlines
  • Is looking for a long-term growth and development in a growing company


Job Specifications

  • Prepare and monitor ongoing performance indicators, highlighting trends and variance
  • Provide support for ad-hoc analytical assignments to drive optimal decision making
  • Work closely with Business Process Engineers to maximize analytics and value within data warehouse
  • Develop systems, processes, reporting to effectively analyze sales performance metrics including price/volume, grade profitability/mix, sales performance by location, customer incentive programs, sales commission structures, operational variances, distribution methods, inventory management, business expansion, profit/cost improvement opportunities
  • Key financial resource in development of customer and sales representatives budgeting and forecasting



Preferred Knowledge & Traits:

  • Knowledge of creating visual analytics dashboards (in Tableau or Google’s Looker) is an asset
  • SAP, Oracle (Essbase), Salesforce are all assets yet not required
  • High ethics - committed to working at the highest levels of one’s technical competency (i.e., not taking shortcuts for expediency’s sake), not using or sharing confidential information for personal gain or to benefit another party and maintaining independence (aka, avoiding potential conflicts of interest.)

  • Professional behavior – Sappi’s corporate culture is one that fosters professional growth, owning up to mistakes and learning from them, in a relaxed and friendly environment yet at all times professional.

  • High energy with positivity and ready to learn.


Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

HR Contact for Questions:  Kathleen Ann Porazzo 

Contact Information:  2074205374 , 

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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