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Sodexo Corporate Services is seeking a Senior Manager of Strategic Analytics & Project Management!

The Corporate Services Segment of Sodexo US is a complex business managing stable markets, growth markets, acquisitional organizations, while liaising with the Sodexo regional & global organizations. The PMO and Transformation team works closely with division executives, operational leads, and functional leaders to drive tangible results, acting as a role model for the behavior needed to embed change. At our core, we consult with leaders to drive strategic progress and change, unbundle complex challenges, and, with the added complexity of managing by influence and dealing with extreme ambiguity, prioritizing projects with top potential for impact and change.

As the Senior Manager, Strategic Analysis & PM you will help drive Corporate Service’s strategic planning and execution process by working closely with leaders to influence how to effectively achieve business goals, providing evidence-based insights to make business critical, data-driven decisions.

Your scope of responsibilities will include managing the governance process around strategic initiatives, helping leaders define and update KPIs, monitoring the completion of key decisions and action plans, and, most importantly, turning various data and reporting sources into insights and actionable information to improve our commercial and operational results. Building, maintaining, and interpreting reports to provide insights and support to operations and leadership.

Successful candidates will be able to use their interpersonal and influencing skills to navigate a complex organization. Problem-solving and perseverance are key. You will need to rapidly come up to speed on a diverse set of business initiatives. It is critical the candidate is comfortable working with financial and operational data, has strong attention to detail, with strong executive communication and data visualization/storytelling skills, particularly in presentation of data and related insights and impact. Completing analysis is not enough to be successful in this role. They must also excel in managing multiple priorities, working under pressure, as well as influencing without formal authority. Essential to the success of the function will be the ability to identify and utilize multiple data sources, work across various levels of the organization, and operate in an agile and dynamic environment.

Purpose of the Job:

  • 15% Work individually to find external data and with cross-functional team members to find, sense check, and reconcile internal data sets
  • 35% Analyze complex, disparate, technical information to problem solve and support decision-making
  • 20% Develop visually compelling analysis outputs that efficiently and powerfully convey the key “so what’s”
  • 30% Project management: Working with strategic initiative leads to track and closely monitor progress, challenge, and problem solve on opportunities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Extracting and transforming data from various sources into information that will allow business owners to make informed business decisions.
  • Maintain secondary data tables as well as stay informed of data sources available across the enterprise to ensure we are using the best data for our reporting and interpretations.
  • Identify key business levers, establish cause & effect, perform analyses, and communicate key findings to various stakeholders to facilitate data driven decision-making.
  • Analyze and interpret results to provide insights and trends pertinent to the business.
  • Cleaning and scrubbing data as needed to ensure accurate tables are maintained.
  • Communicating insights and trends to business leaders with proposed solutions to consider.
  • Partner and validate results with business owners and stake holders to ensure findings derived make sense and collect reasons for variance from desired or expected results.
  • Identify improvement opportunities to be explored by the business.
  • Monitor completion of ongoing governance process requirements.
  • Provide connections between various working groups to ensure efficient and effective project management.
  • At times, support ad hoc complex project
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration and teamwork ability by driving the development and implementation of best practices and innovations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in management consulting or 5+ years in a similar industry role working with leading organizations on a wide range of cross-functional strategic projects
  • Experience in working in strategy function and managing cross-functional teams
  • Project management / PMO experience and discipline
  • Demonstrated record of driving initiatives to deliver tangible, sustained business results
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience influencing and building alignment with senior management
  • MBA or relevant undergraduate degree; PMP and/or PROSCI certification a plus

Please Note: The salary range for this position is $95-110k annually

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts.

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What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Functional Experience - 4 years related functional experience

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

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