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Director 2, Business Analytics - Universities and Schools Services

Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
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Unit Description

Sodexo is currently searching for a Director II, Business Analytics - Universities and Schools Services.  This is a remote position, reporting to VP, Finance, Center of Excellence (COE), serves as the Financial Planning & Analysis lead for the identified segments in delivering timely, relevant and insightful analysis to segment leadership in support of accelerated profitable growth.

The role interacts directly with senior business leaders, supporting longer range strategy and decision making. The role ensures consistent visibility across the segment, enabling decision-making at lowest appropriate level.

This position will manage 3 supporting roles and will be the direct liaison between the COE and regional segment finance leadership.

Key responsibilities:


Facilitate key business operating processes: Annual Strategic Planning, Annual Budgeting, Periodic Forecasting, Monthly Reporting and Ad-hoc Analysis

  • Drive and support performance management by assuring proactive, relevant, reliable and timely KPIs and full visibility with a single version of results.
  • Build and continuously improve standardized and centralized processes and analysis framework and supporting systems and tools.
  • Deliver a set of analytical reports and dash boards at the lowest appropriate level (Geographic, line of business, etc.).

This role will work with:

  • Other segment specialists, within the COE, to drive standardization and create a segment support environment that encourages knowledge sharing with transferable skills allowing for ease of transition between segments.
  • Master Data Management and Reporting Standardization teams to identify and prioritize key North American finance data points to be converted into replicable, standardized enterprise presentation.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 65% - Management Reporting ad-hoc analysis
  • 15% - Budgeting & Forecasting; Strategic Planning
  • 10% - Financial close activities
  • 5% - Management responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 7 years accounting / finance / operations experience
  • Strong financial acumen, including operational and financial planning
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Independent, deadline oriented, able to manage multiple deliverables at the same time
  • Strong communication skills with a challenger mindset
  • Strong knowledge of Sodexos financial systems (SAP, HFM, Etc.)
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to deal with complexity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA and/or CPA a plus.


Position Summary

Provides leadership to managers (or individual contributors where oversight is of large, complex support, production or operations function); may also provide leadership to supervisors and/or professional staff.  Support segments analytical, reporting and administrative needs including, but not limited to, business review preparation, standard reporting, ad-hoc analysis, financial close support and budget/forecast review/processing.   Individuals will work very closely with other segment specialists to drive standardization in the COEs creating an environment that encourages knowledge sharing and the development of transferable skills allowing for ease of transition between segments.  Partner with Master Data Management (MDM) and Reporting Standardization team to identify and prioritize key financial data points, converting appropriate analysis into standardized enterprise views (i.e. dashboards, reports, etc.) Has accountability for the performance and results of multiple related units. Develops departmental plans, including business, production, operational and/or organizational priorities. Controls resources and policy formation in area of responsibility. Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional objectives.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 7 years

Basic Functional Experience - 7 years 

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-13

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