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Commercial Analyst (Equity)


The core focus areas of the role include planning and analysing key business drivers of the Equity Restaurants, providing insights and implementing tactical / value driven initiatives in the field. The role includes coaching and building financial acumen in the field.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning and forecasting: 20%

  • Detailed planning at a store level with inputs from all stores, reviewing past trends, targeting inefficiencies and incorporating AOP assumptions from other functions
  • Building dynamic forecasting tools. The role includes automating and assisting with building BI reports and dashboards to improve insights
  • Quarterly revision of Forecasts to incorporate changes in assumptions and the latest actuals

Key Business Objectives: 60%

  • Identify / share / implement commercial best practices in the Equity restaurants
  • Tracking of the Equity KPIs and providing insights to the Equity team
  • Deep dive and resolve material variances in the P&L and provide actionable recommendations
  • Benchmarking of Equity P&L to Franchisees and detailed analysis of the Equity P&L
  • Flow-Through analysis. Flow through is analyzed at a store level to ensure stores are operating effectively
  • Pacesetter-Benchmarking tool - Preparation and analysis of the Pacesetter tool and providing guidance to ASLs as to best practices and how to implement the Pacesetter tool
  • Balanced Score Card:  updating thereof and amending and enhancing this tool should the need arise.  Resolving any variances or queries for both restaurant level and ASL
  • Various Labor reports - tracking of actual hours used by each of the Equity restaurants, tracking of overtime, tracking of actual hours versus optimal hours etc.
  • Providing financial analysis and insight into GAP and Wastage reports and implementing learnings in the field
  • Financial analysis and support for LSM offers
  • Partnering with the business development team and assisting with business / store models

Coaching and Training: 20%

  • Commercial Acumen / P&L training. The role is expected to hold regular P&L and commercial acumen training sessions with RGMs and ASLs

Job requirements: 


  • B Comm or equivalent 


  • 3-5 years experience in Financial /Commercial roles
  • Ability to forge strong alliances with cross functional stakeholders
  • Ideally proven experienced in operations but not a prerequisite.
  • Proven ability to identify operational optimization opportunities through in-depth reviews
  • Drive action plans to deliver tangible outcomes
  • Must have a strong track record in commercial / financial optimisation roles


  • Advanced skills in MS Office with strong Excel skills
  • PowerBI skills preferable
  • Strong ability to communicate in oral and written forms
  • Proven analytical skills and provide insight driven commentary
  • Strong ability to deep dive in Financial Analysis related to the field
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Results oriented self-starter
  • Team player with a strong customer focus.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work under tight reporting deadlines
  • Ability to work in an ever changing environment
  • Passion to drive best in class reporting through systems
  • Creative thinker with ability to challenge the status quo

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