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Vice President, NorAm Finance - Seniors

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Unit Description

Sodexo, A global leader in Quality of Life Services, has an exciting opportunity for a VP, Finance within its North America Seniors Segment.

The Vice President of Finance is an integral member of the Seniors regional segment leadership team, reporting to the North American Segment CEO, while receiving strong support and direction from the Global Segment Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to ensure that the financial aspects of the segments overall business strategy and performance objectives are achieved in North America. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

  • Providing financial and strategic leadership and partnership to the Segment that supports profitable growth and performance.  
  • Contributing to Regional financial leadership in shaping the North American Finance Function to support attainment of the Region and Global Seniors goals and ambitions.
  • Providing strong commercial expertise, financial engineering and contractual acumen developed through an in-depth understanding of Seniors Segments specific needs and providing financial support to the business development and retention processes by providing leadership and insights with the negotiation of complex deals, ensuring the Segments profitable growth by ensuring contractual terms and protections.
  • Contributing to the target and forecast process at the Region Segment level to set financial targets and performing follow-up against targets and forecasts.
  • Partnering with Region FP&A to provide further variance analyses concerning region segment business (vs budget and vs forecast), to support remediation plans and to propose actions to increase profitability and cash flow.
  • Ensuring financial discipline in regional investment decisions, including the application of Right Clients Right Terms (RCRT), Group Delegation of Authorities (DOA), building business cases for regional OPEX and CAPEX commercial investments; directly assisting the Global Segment CFO with building business cases for potential Sodexo Venture Fund and Acquisition opportunities, and using factual ROI and monitoring post event activities to drive learnings.
  • Supporting the overall performance of the Seniors segment in the region and driving key regional Segment initiatives (turnaround loss-making contracts, pass on inflation, mobilization, Labor management,\u2026) and global initiatives (Waste Management, , including ensuring adequate follow-up between Seniors and Service Operations.
  • Developing and nurturing Finance Talent and building a strong and effective Finance organization.
  • This role requires excellent leadership, communication, and negotiation skills, the ability to effectively partner with senior management, peers, and more junior roles within in the organization, a demonstrated ability to partner with business operations to drive profitable growth, strong financial and commercial acumen, proven experience with acquisitions as well as contractual/risk management discipline, with proven ability to interact with clients in an international environment.  In addition, the qualified candidate should have experience managing change and the ability to lead within an environment of continuous evolution and improvement. You should have a minimum of 10 years of related professional experience in Finance with demonstrated ongoing increased responsibility. Fluency in other languages, an MBA, CPA or other advanced credentials is a plus.


It is preferred the candidate reside in any city/state near a metropolitan location and major airport.





Position Summary

Responsible for the financial leadership of a segment in a region, driving the performance of the Finance function to support delivery of the segment goal and ambitions, with the support of the transversal Finance function.   Purpose of the Job and characteristics -- Enabling segment performance at regional level through financial leadership and partnership for business support -- Contributing to segment-wide financial leadership and driving the performance of the Finance function to support delivery of the segment goal and ambitions -- Contributing to delivery and achievement of the Regional Segments strategic objectives, priorities and financial targets -- Aligning segment and finance strategic priorities at regional level, ensuring the needs of the segment are met by Transversal Finance in the region and countries; ensuring full alignment with Group Finance policies, processes and procedures

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 10 years

Basic Functional Experience - 10 years in accounting or finance


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

Posted: 2019-08-27 Expires: 2019-10-27

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