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Lead Analyst - GBS

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Global Business Services

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838


The Lead Analyst – GBS collects, analyzes, reports and interprets historical financial, purchasing, or commercial performance figures for use by management for applicable programs, initiative and analyses in one of the following areas: Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, or Account-to-Report. This position is responsible for periodic and ad-hoc analyses in one or more of the following areas; business performance and tracking compliance, spend and key business stakeholders, sales & cash receipts, A/R, and potential optimization opportunities. 


  • Develops and manages analysis process and reporting method.


  • Uses analysis and industry/market reporting to identify opportunities.


  • Manages accuracy and completeness of account analysis in analytics tool; coordinates with others regarding reporting and accuracy.


  • Determines where gaps in master data exist; helps create plan to cleanse and improve.
  • Collects, monitors, and reports market benchmarks & trends as they relate to best-in-class practices for similar businesses. 


  • Builds relationships with stakeholders and supports development of business cases for new opportunities.


  • Identifies opportunities and recommends solutions to drive consistency and mitigate risk.


  • Compiles data in support of executives’ needs, including providing information for either performance improvement initiatives, sourcing initiatives, or sales effectiveness initiatives.


  • Reviews and conducts analysis on report outputs, identifies additional opportunities for savings, and identifies non-compliance.


  • Supports process improvement initiatives.


  • Develops implementation and training plans and supports change management initiatives. 


  • Design, develops and maintains reports and analytical tools. 


  • Trains professionals in KPI self-service.


  • Translates non-technical business requirements into technical specifications for BI system enhancements.


  • Additional duties as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field


  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred


  • 8+ years progressive related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.


  • Ability to analyze complex data and present in a meaningful manner, making appropriate recommendations and driving actions (e.g., data validity, profit/loss variance, volume trends, ROI)


  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications, Advanced Microsoft Excel and database manipulation skills, SAP BI tools


  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).


  • Solid/Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.


  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.


  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.


  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.


  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.



  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk, hear and see.  


  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.



* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit.  

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.