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Sodexo Inc. Senior Manager, Segment Finance in KALAMAZOO, Michigan

Unit Description

Build a Better Future through Facilities/Engineering innovation

Sodexo is seeking aSenior Manager, Segment Financefor a large pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, MI.This role is to provide commercial oversight over the cost of delivery of services in accordance with the financial terms of the contract. The manager will have to leverage insight and understanding of Work Order life cycle to manage cost of work orders in alignment with site budgets as services are delivered. Close partnership with operations and developing / implementing a Procure to Pay process will be required. At the same time, understanding the contract and building a relationship with the client to quickly support financial issues (e.g. overdue debt follow-up, change control, etc) will be essential.

The commercial aspects of the contract are challenging with a rigorous savings plan, but with opportunities for significant growth and expansion of service scope (e.g. Projects). You will be specifically responsible for driving cost management and controls in the operational performance of the contract at the various sites alongside the account Finance Director and ensuring risk mitigation plans are in place.

Are You the One?

Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Finance Manager with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish strict cost controls for all spend and ensure alignment with Solution budget

  • Implement Procure to Pay (P2P) system as a management control system and reporting protocols, to ensure cost controls are in place (ensure every spend is aligned to a Purchase Order)

  • To develop and deliver training on new system to ensure all resources understand and comply with the spend process

  • Coordinate with Planners and Schedulers to implement a proactive cost classification process for work orders into Base and Above-Base; and Planned, Corrective and Reactive

  • Regular tracking of unplanned maintenance costs versus Budget and highlight issues and trends to management and client

  • Regular updates tracking of full year forecast costs by workstream versus Budget and work with site teams to drive initiatives and change controls

  • Understand contract requirements, levers and process and when to use them and ensure contract compliance to the financial terms

  • Ensure proper internal governance and Delegation of Authority on all purchasing (material and subcontractor)

  • Ensure adequate, automated, documentation and speed of execution of change control process, including client budget review whilst ensuring Sodexo financial returns

  • Understand the account service delivery model in order to implement a consistent and standardized work order cost reporting; and understanding cost drivers and working with Operations to mitigate any risk

  • Implementation of innovation (ability to monitor and report) and deploy best practices in cost control

  • Continually demonstrating to the client, the true value added by Sodexo in supporting their business needs, for example, but not limited to savings

  • Deliver management reporting, in line with Strategic accounts standard practices, with focus on

  • Providing monthly spend reports versus budget to Operational leadership, identifying specific gaps and addressing issues with operations; and providing the forecast on remaining periods

  • Tracking improvement and cost reduction initiatives in line with budget commitments

  • Operational performance metrics / KPI’s, early warning issues and corrective action plans

  • Optimizing revenue and profit opportunities across the account

  • Working alongside operational colleagues to ensure ownership across the account and supporting functions and improving their business and commercial acumen

  • Support Finance Director on all financial activities on the account with the support of the Corporate Services Finance teams and Regional Transversal teams: internal control, planning, risk management, cash management, etc

  • Support business reviews: monthly site/regional reviews, and ad hoc reviews

  • Completion of ad-hoc Finance-related studies/ missions/ presentations as requested

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Educated to a minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance or equivalent standard and relevant accounting qualification

  • Significant financial exposure impacting key P&L and Balance sheet lines, the experience to be a business partner to operations - gravitas and experience to challenge, for example Project costing, pricing and accounting

  • Relationship builder both internally and externally, with ability to influence and negotiate externally

  • Experience in cost accounting in manufacturing or services industry (Experience in construction industry and or project costing will also be considered)

  • Standardized process development and implementation experience

  • Hands on pro-active approach with an ability to work well autonomously

  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work in a collaborative way

  • Presentation skills, ability to interact at any level of the organization

  • Project Management experience a plus

  • Travel up to 12% will be required within North America, based in MI

  • Industrial or Manufacturing experience is required

  • Pharma experience a plus

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Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Health Care and Senior Living locations across the United States..

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

Make an Immediate Impact.

Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.

Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation including education, corporate services, health care and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenge and tremendous growth opportunities.

Position Summary

Has in-depth knowledge in finance for the assigned Segment and basic knowledge of related disciplines. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Handles general accounting and financial reporting, cost accounting, auditing, budgeting and forecasting, and systems individually and in consultation with Centers of Excellence as appropriate. Assists in providing oversight and direction to Unit Finance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May represent the level at which career may stabilize for many years or even until retirement.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

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

Location US-MI-KALAMAZOO

System ID 88007

Category Finance

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time

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