Business Analyst - Demand

New Zealand, Auckland /
ZURU Toys – Commercial /
/ On-site
This is a newly created position within our Commercial Sales Team. You'll take charge of the Demand Planning and Analytics for our growing global collectible ecosystem with our award-winning brand 5 Surprise Mini Brands.

Your focus will be on generating timely, succinct and commercially relevant insights that support ZURU’s Commercial & Sales teams make strategic decisions for long-term success. 

Through a deep and holistic understanding of point-of-sales reporting, transactional, shopper, consumer and customer data and insights, you will skillfully pinpoint recommendations grounded in fact and be a key driver of long-term brand strategy and growth plans and aligned to delivering on our 3-year strategic plan.  

Comfortable unlocking growth and translating brand, category and sales objectives into executable recommendations while obtaining buy-in from your key stakeholders across internal teams. You are likely to be analytical and data-driven with extensive exposure to category management, analytics and consumer goods sales. 

This is Freemans, Bay, Auckland based at our Global Commercial Sales Excellence Centre.

What You'll Do:

    • Lead all reporting and insights for ZURU’s rapidly expanding collectible portfolio.  
    • Use various data sources to craft optimal sell-in strategies for the global business & work with sales & sales operations teams on executing against this  
    • Work collaboratively with digital, sales operations, commercial & marketing teams to craft winning demand & supply tactics
    • Lead the creation of a 1–3 year business plan with the senior management team
    • Identify market/customer range gaps, work with Commercial and sales teams follow the status of gaps and support in providing innovative solutions.
    • Support the Commercial team with relevant analysis so they can prepare strategies for their respective brand portfolios including case studies.

What You'll Bring:

    • Strong category management or analytics-related experience in the Consumer Goods space
    • Basic proficiency in business intelligence software, including Tableau and BI 
    • Proven ability to produce insights and translate these into actionable, leading implementation strategies
    • Excellent stakeholder relationship and management skills
    • Ability to multi-task and be able to set priorities, stay focused, and set clear milestones
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills in particular Excel
At ZURU we are on a mission that is bigger than any one of us. To achieve his, we have created a high-performance culture that is designed to foster greatness and is building an exceptional team. We believe a great workplace is a team working towards ambitious goals, where you learn quickly, perform excellent work, improve fast and have fun while you’re doing it. We have a culture where incredibly talented people are empowered to do their best work every day. We love being on a world-class team that is making a difference.

We value:

CURIOSITY | Question everything, assume nothing. Think new. Stay curious. Challenge the norm. Keep learning.

INNOVATION | Tear it apart, rebuild it better. Innovate always. Solve problems. Hero creativity. Find the edge.

TENACITY | Be tenacious. Dive in. Go for best. Play to your strengths. Win or fail fast and learn from it.

NIMBLENESS | Run, don't walk. Keep moving. Think forward. Pivot and flex.

INTEGRITY | Care deeply. Act with integrity. Take responsibility. Work passionately. Make an impact.

COLLABORATION | Work as a team. Care as a family. Have fun. Share the vision. Inspire others.