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Sodexo Director 2, Segment Finance in Chicago, Illinois

Unit Description

The Regional Finance Director – Global Strategic Accounts , will partner with business leaders within the Facilities Management (FM) segment of Corporate Services. The successful candidate will provide financial leadership for the North American (NorAm) Global Strategic Accounts integrated facility management (IFM) business. As a trusted leader you will partner with the Senior Vice President, NorAm CS Facilities and other key Corporate Services leaders in North America and Globally. This role will be responsible for managing financial performance on a portfolio of client accounts, developing and implementing standard processes and procedures to help grow the business and control costs. The position will report to the VP Finance CS and have direct and indirect reporting relationships with Finance team members. This a virtual position the candidate should reside in the Mid-west or Eastern US. Travel estimated at 25% and may include domestic and international travel.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Executive presence to clearly communicate and present complex situations to senior business leaders

  • Partnership to drive successful financial outcomes with North American and Global business leaders

  • Deep commercial acumen in understanding and managing complex contracts and commercial arrangements

  • Management of profit enhancing financial levers utilized in facility management outsourcing

  • Deliver financial objectives on a portfolio volume $250M, with opportunity for significant growth

  • Develop and manage financial performance based on detailed annual budgets and quarterly forecasts

  • Demonstrate exceptional client relations and ability to grow services

  • Build and foster relationships across Sodexo internally to ensure additional market growth & promotion of comprehensive solutions to the client

  • Collaborate with the management team in providing strategic direction and opportunities through sound financial practices

  • Drive solutions that optimize the account portfolio

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong financial background with experience in outsourced facilities services

  • Demonstrated continuous improvement and change management skills in past positions

  • Established executive presence by synthesizing and presenting complex information clearly

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • The ability to understand commercial and contractual language and apply that knowledge through financial management

  • The ability to start and manage projects

  • The ability to work with people at all levels of the organization

  • Aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and has a very positive work attitude

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Essbase, Power BI and SAP

Position Summary

Provides leadership on Finance strategy for the assigned Segment. Has accountability for the performance and results of multiple related units of finance in assigned Segment. Handles general accounting and financial reporting, cost accounting, auditing, budgeting and forecasting, and systems individually and in consultation with Centers of Excellence as appropriate. Responsible for providing oversight and direction to Unit Finance. 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.

Location US-MD-gaithersburg | US-IL-Chicago | US-MA-Boston | US-WI-BROOKFIELD | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-NJ-Rahway

System ID 636505

Category Finance

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time

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