Senior Analyst, Financial Margin – Banana Republic

Who We Are: Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories vertical specialty retail organization focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics designed for today with style that endures. We outfit those who see every day as full of opportunity and seek to make the most of every moment. At Banana Republic, we believe in seeing life a little differently, taking it all in, adding to it and making it your own. We live with style.

What We Do:The COS Spread and DC Expense Senior Analyst is part of the BR Finance team, responsible for all non-merch product costs and distribution center operating expenses for BR specialty and factory stores in North America, and global online. Aside from working closely with the BR FP&A team, primary business partners are Global Production (GP), Global Merchandising, GIS Hub Finance, and Corporate Shared Services Center (CSSC) Finance.


  • COS Spread consists of several line items that determine the financial margin of the brand, primarily including Lower of Cost or Market (LCM), Fabric Liability, Production Samples, Shrink, Vendor Discounts and Recoveries, and Merchandise Cost Discrepancies
  • DC expenses include all variable and fixed costs incurred to operate the Gap Inc. shared distributions centers in North America
  • Key COS Spread processes include managing monthly fabric liability and samples review with GP, working with Inventory Control on shrink and below-cost inventory, working with Logistics to understand inbound and outbound freight
  • Maintain effective relationships with a variety of business partners within GP and Merchandising, GIS Hubs, and CSSC
  • Manage monthly and quarterly forecasts as well as annual budget
  • Provide ad hoc analytics and special projects based on business results and cost variances
  • Create analyses to create clear risk and opportunity plans based on FP&A team goals
  • Take initiative to drive change and improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Establish a track record of clear communication up and across the organization
  • Provide support to Manager for ad hoc control deliverables




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years of accounting, finance, and/or business analysis
  • Strong analytical acumen and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to transform quantitative analysis into actionable recommendations and communicate them in a compelling way
  • Strong technical aptitude, including ability and desire to learn company systems and tools
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt work style/processes in a fast paced environment, while remaining deadline oriented
  • Ability to build relationships on a cross-functional team and influence others through financial analysis
  • Self-motivated: able to make thoughtful, calculated decisions, follow through with responsibilities and be accountable for results
  • Positive attitude and polished presence

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