AP Business Analyst

Home Depot Atlanta, GA

The Loss Prevention Business Analyst is responsible for identifying, distinguishing and analyzing multiple components of a problem and providing conclusions using high-level quantitative skills. Responsibilities include reviewing sales, operational and financial data, identifying trends, scanning business / industry trends and interpreting complex information. Loss Prevention Business Analysts typically take direction from Loss Prevention Managers, work cross-functionally and collaborate on assigned projects. Strong communication skills and cross-functionally partnering with all Loss Prevention teams and others throughout Home Depot is critical for the success of a Loss Prevention Business Analyst.


* Use quantitative skills to help drive projects and bring value to our Share holders.

* Able to identify, distinguish and analyze multiple components of a problem, and then make conclusions.

* Use strategic thinking to see the big picture, determine the problem and understand fundamental parts of the problem.

* Prepare and deliver insights and recommendations based on analyses.

* Review sales, operational and financial data (i.e. data process modeling / analysis of problems, regression analysis).

* Identify trends in merchandise lifecycle and conduct customer focus groups and analyze / synthesize findings.

* Interpret data based on specific knowledge of statistics and procedures used.

* Provide input on forecasting based on knowledge of product and technology.

* Provide input on strategy based on knowledge of industry and technology trends.

* Provide customers with specialized information from a variety of resources.

* Facilitate problem-solving sessions with multiple groups of people.

* Synthesize findings from analysis and make verbal / written recommendations to upper management.

* Ability to draw conclusions from store and customer data.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

* Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the store, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface

* The warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy

* Doors are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes

* Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions

* May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges

* Passing forklifts emit gas fumes

* Tools, supplies and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials


Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelors Degree preferred

* Three years of retail and/or loss prevention experience preferred

* Knowledge of Windows based systems including Word, Project, Access and Excel

* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* Quantitative Analysis skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

* Delivers Results: Sets challenging objectives and communicates clear expectations; demonstrates a clear bias for action and a sense of urgency on priorities; takes ownership of success/failures of initiatives and processes.

* Acts Strategically: Understands and uses financial indicators/metrics to measure the performance of his/her business unit/function and the business as a whole; plans strategically to create growth, improve financial performance, and gain competitive advantage.

* Drives Excellence: Sets and communicates high standards for achievement; holds Associates accountable for performance; uses sound judgement and makes good decisions in a timely manner.

* Excels in Customer Service: Treats internal customers (Home Depot Associates) with the highest level of responsiveness; listens to what Associates have to say and values what they know about The Home Depot.

* Inspires Achievement: Passionate about The Home Depot and his/her role in the business; energizes Associates about the future and their role in the success of the business.

* Lives Integrity: Demonstrates behaviors and work styles that are consistent with The Home Depot values; stands up for what is right in the face of opposition at any level; makes decisions based on accurate information; is always honest and trustworthy.

* Builds Relationships: Forms and maintains effective partnerships across organizational boundaries to share information, improve decision making and leverage capabilities; generates a welcoming environment for all customers, associates and business partners.

* Creates Inclusion: Champions the value of each individual' s contribution, knowledge, skills and abilities; seeks out and uses diverse inputs and contributions to ensure a quality outcome.