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Business Analyst

Posting ID:     17834
Job Title:    Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Mobile, AL, United States
Location:   Mobile - Canfor Southern Pine, Inc. (AL06) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

Based in Mobile, the Business Analyst is entrepreneurial and high performing, with expertise in collaborating with the business using insight-driven information to enhance margin and improve working capital.  This position will report to the Director Business Analytics with a strong dotted line to the GM CSP Sales & Marketing. The Business Analyst will be an integral partner supporting the Canfor Southern Pine (CSP) Sales, Supply Chain and Transportation teams working towards their strategic, operational, and financial targets.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the business to identify, solution, measure and improve on key metrics that will enhance overall profitability
  • Identifying trends and opportunities, and taking a role in cross-functional teams established to enhance business metrics
  • Providing Operational Support to sales, supply chain and transportation:
    • Ad-hoc analysis to support sales, planning and route optimization
    • Support for data-based negotiations
    • Exception reporting for actionable areas
    • Support for planning initiatives
    • Monthly reporting of margin initiatives  
  • Putting together month-end financial statement packages, quarterly forecasting, balance sheets and reviewing outstanding accruals
  • Effectively communicating trends, summarizing results, and working with the business to embed strategic initiatives into the planning processes
  • Support for growth of the in-house trucking company across the US including freight rate management
  • Collaborating on key S&OP metrics (e.g. On-time shipments; demand accuracy, inventory turns, production plan attainment, etc.)
  • Support the sustainment of a new ERP system; optimizing the data support for Sales, Supply Chain, and Transportation



  • Business degree or related field
  • Clear aptitude in financial accounting, data mining, and using related computer systems
  • Experience or education in business case analysis with strength in financial modeling and highly proficient in Excel
  • Ability to collaborate, facilitate and be a part of cross-functional teams
  • Proficient in communicating findings, options, recommendations, and risks
  • Progressive leader and facilitator in a changing environment within the realm of business analytics
  • Ability to facilitate, engage and work effectively across departments
  • Supporting the delivery of initiatives and programs that drive a high performing culture
  • Demonstrated curiosity towards patterns, trends, and opportunities
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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