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Business Analyst - Sales

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Date: Mar 18, 2017

Location: NY, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 5363 

The Sales Strategic Planning group is seeking a Business to join the team!  While providing essential analytical support to all sales divisions within Penguin Random House, the Analyst will have opportunity to work with various internal departments to provide a complete financial picture of the business.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Providing regular (daily and monthly) reporting on billings, targets, customers, divisions and top titles for use by sales, senior management, and publishers
  2. Compiling data elements to support sales forecasts as well as provide details on any variances
  3. Providing analytical support for new business initiatives
  4. Preparing presentations for Key Account Strategy reviews
  5. Auditing & analyzing terms of sale elements and programs
  6. Identifying any gaps in process or financial risks and providing recommendations for minimizing such risks
  7. Acting as a liaison between the business units and the corporate finance areas
  8. Conducting regular review of sales processes and provide on input on how they may be improved or streamlined
  9. Managing various projects and ad-hoc requests to support the business

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of business analytics experience; experience within publishing, media, or at a consulting company is a plus
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (i.e. vlookups, arrays, macros, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across all levels within a company
  • Proven ability to analyze and present complex information from multiple data sources concisely
  • Adaptable with the ability to quickly learn new information systems and integrate them into existing processes
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with business intelligence systems (i.e. Business Objects, Cognos, etc.) is a plus


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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