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Senior Director 2, Finance Corporate Services

Job category: Finance

Job ID: 60871


Posted: 26-May-2017

Senior Dir. Finance II Corporate Services

Grade: 12

Number of Roles Available: 1


Purpose of the Job

  • Support the SVP to maximize the profitability of the division, via rigorous management of the divisional finances, challenging performance and driving profitable organic growth including advising SVP on new and renewal deal strategy and finance/commercial structure
  • Ensure that all the Group Finance policies, processes and procedures are consistently followed in the delivery of the monthly result
  • Be an equal team member in the regions strategy, results, and success, create a business partner relationship with all key stakeholders as well as the SVP, including clients and other Sodexo functions including Service Operations
  • Deliver consistent, high quality, timely reporting to support all key commercial decisions
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement across the team, leading in key work areas - people, efficiency, control and service


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the key overall financial performance, including growth drivers of the business alongside the SVP:
  • Ensure appropriate action plans are in place to drive the business to meet or exceed the Budget targets for all key measures- Revenues, GP, EBIT, Capex and DSO;
  • Ensure that client retention proposals are in line with DOA and include latest models and incentives from DSP and that the signed off models flow through into Budget;
  • Supporting the mobilization of new business, financial ownership for key milestone sign off including baseline validation and solution, working with account and Regional teams (including Service Operations) to deliver client requirements and Sodexo Gross Profit;
  • For IFM contracts, specific focus on managing out of scope activities e.g. variable and project services. Ensuring strong project pipeline management activity from site upward; and
  • Supporting the growth of the “Food Services P&L”, by working with Marketing and Operations to adapt retail techniques, such as category management and value pricing.
  • Ensuring timely provision of strong, accurate and relevant analytics (data and analysis) transparently to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring a risk management and internal control framework permitting effective identification and management of financial risks, with remediation alerts and escalation as necessary
  • Managing the multiple interfaces with Clients /Segments/Service Operations/Transversal Functions (HR will be a key partner) in the division to ensure their Finance needs are fully understood and met, and that Group Finance requirements are understood and consistently applied across all contract
  • Support and drive all financial initiatives e.g. labor management, 3WM
  • Driving standardized processes and methods within the division to maximize efficiency e.g. reportin
  • Contribute to the Segment Talent Development process to maximize engagement and develop a succession plan; for respective finance employees within remit ensure development goals are clear and development plans are in place and executed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 years accounting / finance experience
  • 3 year Sodexo accounting / finance experience
  • Knowledge of Sodexo systems and capabilities
  • Strong presentation skills and influencing skills
  • Strong communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years Sodexo accounting / finance experience
  • Strong knowledge of Sodexo systems, data and capabilities
  • Ability to navigate the organization with a strong web of influence
  • Strong presentation preparation and delivery skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Project management / six sigma experience
  • Challenger mindset
  • Comfortable with client interaction and appropriately represents  Sodexo externally
  • Understanding a variety of contract structures including financial implications of IFM contracts


Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field

Basic Management Experience- 2 years

Basic Functional Experience - 7 years of experience in accounting, finance, or related field

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