American Tower

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American Tower Manager, Financial Analytics in Woburn, Massachusetts

SUMMARY:

The Shared Services organization provides customized solutions and strategic decisions, utilizing data and information to optimize the long-term value of the Company’s existing technology, processes, and US tower assets. As a part of Shared Services, the Strategic Analytics team focuses on the centralized management of data, and reporting, oversight and allocation of capital budget activities and the analytics of asset-level data across US Tower’s portfolio to maximize the profitability, efficiency and longevity of key business processes representing 70% of the entire company’s revenue and of 40,000 assets in the US.

The Manager, Financial Analytics, analyzes and prioritizes site improvement projects and asset level data to enhance the quality, marketability and overall value of assets. Primary functions include, but are not limited to, asset analysis and evaluation, project evaluation, financial modeling, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, profitability analysis, strategic analysis and project prioritization, all of which ensure that asset improvements satisfy business initiatives and meet financial and strategic goals. The incumbent will obtain, culminate and communicate financial, operational and asset information, and deliver value-added business analysis while defining and measuring meaningful metrics throughout all products and services that leads to wise capital investments and preparing various reporting packages and summaries of results to be used by various levels within the organization. The Manager is also responsible for establishing and maintaining strong connections, relationships and procedures for proactively informing and updating all key stakeholders, including Sales, Operations, Finance and Legal, regarding relevant capital and asset activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Refineand execute a comprehensive process for allocation of budgeted dollars for siteimprovements on wireless assets, factoring impacts of need, scope of work,estimated expenses, future growth, lease terms and overall profitability.

  • Provideguidance and strategic direction to team, with direct oversight of the program.

  • Evaluatescope of work and pricing for all activities prior to release to NetworkOperations and/or Network Development team(s) to ensure they meet requiredbudgetary restraints.

  • Accountablefor the criteria used in the allocation and distribution of the annual budget,ensuring that only projects with the greatest return on investment are releasedto production.

  • Identifyand implement process improvements and cross-functional initiatives that createa more productive environment for site improvement spending.

  • Obtainfully audited financial leasing and obligations/constraints data, along withscope of work verification and provide same to Financial Planning & Analysisteam and senior leadership for review and approval.

  • Presentto management audited monthly, quarterly and annual financial and operationalreports that illustrate controls over the actual, planned and proposed spend ofcapital improvement dollars.

  • Overseethe preparation of financial models and account for the quality of the inputsand outputs and the “go/no go” decision on discretionary spend that ensures allinvestments improve the useful life of tower assets.

  • Ensureall requests, projects and budgets are properly tracked by the team and providereal-time information with focus on milestone data integrity in order to easilycommunicate program updates and expected timelines.

  • Collaboratedirectly with Network Operations, Network Development and Finance to developbest practices, adapting to changing business needs or drivers and ensuringstakeholder alignment.

  • Identifyand implement systems optimization opportunities geared toward leveraging the team’sefforts.

  • Ensureall applicable processes, procedures and policies are supported, documented,well communicated and adhered to in a consistent and repeatable manner.

  • OverseeCommon Area Maintenance Billing for tenants

  • Proactivelyprovide analytics, solutions and opportunities to key stakeholders.

  • Usedata extracted from external and internal systems to build and manage accuratereports and presentations for internal use to enhance the Company’s strategicdecision making capabilities.

OTHER:

  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Superviseand manage the performance of a team comprised of Analysts and Specialists dedicatedto capital improvement programs, asset analytics and asset intelligence

  • Createstrong collaborative team environment.

  • Recruit, develop and retain staff, partneringwith Sr. Management, Recruiting and Human Resources. This includes on-boardingand orientation for new hires.

  • Provide disciplined performance management for team. Define and communicate annualgoals, perform formal and informal performance reviews, and ensure changes andupdates are communicated in a timely and professional manner.

  • Proactively identify and resolve personnelissues in conjunction with Human Resources

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven Project and Program Management skills with adisciplined approach to consistent implementation.

  • Excellentability to analyze construction scopes of work and determine a good/better/bestcourse of action based on defined standards of care.

  • Provenability to analyze data, formulate recommendations, and implement processimprovement solutions.

  • Strong financial acumen and proven fiscalreasonability, including a trackrecord of adding value to critical business decisions through the use of financialmodeling and analysis.

  • Ability to foster a team environment andpromote a culture of excellence.

  • Ability to work with different functionalgroups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieveresults.

  • Strong follow-up skills; ability to organizeapplicable department timelines and follow up with internal and externalcustomer needs.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills,including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.

  • Strongrelationship-development skills resulting in long-term, mutually beneficialclient relationships.

  • Strongorganization, planning and project management skills; ability to prioritizetasks for self and team to meet requirements and deadlines.

  • Strongleadership skills; ability to drive and motivate team to achieve results.

  • Abilityto work in a time-sensitive and high volume environment

  • Abilityto drive work independently toward the successful attainment of departmentgoals and project completion dates and as part of a team to leverage input andknowledge base of others to provide well-rounded and thoughtful information andsolutions

  • Abilityto identify key contacts for follow up; excellent ability to communicateproject and status updates to team and cross-functionally to ensureunderstanding.

  • Goodstrategic and problem solving skills to effectively influence decision makingin key negotiations.

  • Strongtechnical skills, including Microsoft Office suite; exceptional knowledge ofExcel and PowerPoint.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’sdegree or equivalent experience required.

  • Minimum3 years of financial oversight and budgeting experience required.

  • Minimum5 years telecommunications industry construction experience (i.e., costing,bidding, scheduling, etc.) required.

  • Minimum3 years of management experience required.

ENVIRONMENT:

Approximately 80% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 20% travel may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.

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