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Business Planning Analyst

SoluZone Consulting
Vancouver, BC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

A business planning manager provides strategic direction to a company’s business plan, using an understanding of the company’s core operations, competitive advantages, and goals to provide direction on how to structure, run, and grow the business.
The ideal candidate will have some experience in running or advising early-stage businesses, combining the analytical abilities to provide a roadmap to growth.

•    Develop an understanding of the existing business (including products/services, customers, competitors, the overall market, and trends) through careful research and analysis
•    Understand how major stakeholders are thinking about near-term growth, generally and in reference to specific growth initiatives, through interviews with these stakeholders
•    Build a detailed financial analysis showing all of the assumptions, drivers, and financial statements for the next 3 - 5 years, accounting for a conservative, base, and aggressive case
•    Design processes and projects roadmaps, meeting calendars,
•    Conduct a total addressable market analysis for the business’s core market, assess major industry trends affecting the business, and describe what impact these trends may have on the business
•    Review research reports and conduct primary research to hone in on the ideal buyer type and assess customer demand for the company’s existing products and services
•    Map out direct and indirect competitors, including potential future competitors, for existing and potential revenue channels
•    Define a go-to-market strategy, including testing out potential marketing channels (if applicable)
•    Review compensation plans and organizational structure to align incentives and ensure the health of the organization in the long-run

•    Attend meetings on behalf or with the management of the company, follow up on assigned tasks to various leaders in the department and assist with achieving company strategic objectives

•    Design and implement policies and procedures

•    Direct report to Chairman and President of the company

Skills and Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in finance, operations, research, statistics, math, economics, or related analytical discipline preferred
•    Financial management experience with planning, forecasting, and business analysis; prior experience as an advisor to or executive at an early-stage company a plus
•    Advanced Excel proficiency. 3+ years of practical experience in using Excel for building and maintaining financial models
•    Proficiency with analytical and presentation tools Excel pivot tables, SQL queries, graphing, and PowerPoint
•    Experience within the EV or manufacturing industry
•    Experience with change management
•    A natural curiosity and a “big picture” mentality
•    Experience conducting market research, including analyzing and synthesizing research reports and conducting primary research
•    An understanding of marketing channels and go-to-market strategies
•    Excellent spoken and written communication; comfort reaching out to and interviewing the company’s management, employees, and customer base


SoluZone Consulting


Vancouver, BC




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