Aer Rianta International (ARI)
ARI is a wholly owned subsidiary of daa plc. ARI is one of the largest and most significant players in the global travel retail industry. We own and manage duty free and duty paid retail outlets in Europe, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. From pioneering beginnings when we opened the world’s first duty free shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, we now employ over 3,000 people worldwide and manage a turnover in excess of $1 billion.
This permanent Category Analyst role sits as part of a commercial finance team reporting directly to the Head of Commercial Finance (all based in ARI’s head office in Grattan House, Dublin 17). In this role you will support the Commercial function (Buying, Logistic & planning) by providing high quality data and analysis across budget performance, sales performance and margin and investment. This analysis will be focused across Category, Supplier, Sku & Store level. You will add commercial value by identifying trends, challenges & opportunities and by signalling issues that need rectifying.
Another key focus in this role will be to support Buyers during the annual Supplier negotiations by providing high quality pricing analysis, which allows the Buyers to conclude the best possible deal. You will also analyse and suggest margin enhancing opportunities in terms of global pricing, T&C and in investment synergies that can be made.
This Category Analyst role will suit someone with at least two years’ experience working in a commercial or financial analyst type role within another retail organisation. In order to succeed in this role you must have hands on experience analysing & interpreting performance data and commercial offers and statistics. You should also look to proactively identify commercial opportunities to drive commercial decision making.