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Manager, Business Planning

Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Spectrum Business Planning Manager is responsible for supporting the operational and financial planning and analysis needs of the direct sales channels and provides integrated analysis of financial and operational metrics. Responsible for managing the successful development and execution of data-driven financial reporting and data analysis including the managing the monthly accounting close, forecasting financials and sales-related metrics, management reporting (including monthly variance commentary) and supporting the business with ad hoc analyses of metrics and financials.

Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Manage budget/forecast functions, develop models, reports and analyses for:

Operational and performance drivers such as headcount, attrition and productivityFinancial performance vs Forecast (wages, incentives, commissions and other expenses)Ensure all defined business rules/policies (such as incentives, commission plans, expense limits and travel & entertainment expenses) are documented, implemented as designed.

Approve expenses in the payment system (ARIBA) and ensure correct coding and approval levels.

Act as a liaison to the Business Planning team in support of monthly financial reporting summaries and forecast trends related to department budget process.

Provide oversight of complex data management including; reviewing, analyzing, and providing solutions and visibility of this data to department leadership.

Accountable for the execution of departmental processes and methodologies.

Perform other duties as requested.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to work and model a high sense of ownership, collaboration, and execution excellence.
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative and dynamic team environment
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to quickly identify business problems/opportunities
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
Ability to effectively present information to management
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties
Ability to make decisions and work collaboratively with others to solve problems
Ability to supervise and motivate others
Superior knowledge of software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
Knowledge of telecommunications industry preferred

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience
Accounting/Business Planning/Finance experience - 5+ years

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Exposure to Hyperion/Essbase, Excel modeling

Related Work Experience
Management or leadership experience - 2+ years

Office environment FAN560 310102 310102BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Stamford , Manager, Business Planning, Executive , Stamford, Connecticut

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