American Water Sr. Analyst, Business Performance in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

  • Primary Role:* Responsible for management of price development and modeling for potential business opportunities and the continuous review, analysis and evaluation of MSG business and operational data. As directed by the Business Performance Director, the Sr. Analyst also serves to provide oversight to various programs/activities within MSG, including J-40 analysis, market costs trending / analysis and insurance requirements analysis.

  • Key Accountabilities:*

  • Manage pricing development, J-40 analysis and cost and financial modeling for all potential MSG business opportunities.

  • Assist in Price Redetermination process for existing MSG contracts.

  • Assist MSG management in maximizing the business and operational performance of the business by: collecting, analyzing and evaluating MSG financial and operational data; analyzing performance problems at existing contracts and developing solutions; and ensuring the integrity of pricing for new bids and Price Redetermination proposals.

  • Develop and continuously refine MSG O&M metrics to effectively manage operating expenses of existing contracts and improve competitiveness of bids for new business.

  • Support MSG budget development and management by participating in the operational budgeting and planning process and working with Utility Managers to identify and address budget issues.

  • Analyze market costs trends and contract insurance requirements in support of Price Redetermination and new bid development.

  • Other activities as directed.

  • Knowledge/Skills:*

  • Business acumen and judgment.

  • Financial metrics.

  • Financial management and reporting tools.

  • Strong Financial analysis skill, including budget management and financial modeling.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation and ability to motivate others). Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, consultants and utility stakeholders.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing).

  • Good negotiation skills.

  • Computer literacy. Strong skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, flow-charting, project scheduling.

  • Strong team-working skills and ability to manage/produce in a culturally and geographically diverse, multi-company, matrix organization.

  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills as an individual and as a manager.

  • Experience in challenging processes, decisions and plans at levels up to senior management.

  • Education/Experience:*

  • 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Business-related discipline or equivalent years of experience.

  • MBA graduate preferred

  • 7-10 years of financial management analysis and modeling experience.

  • Work Environment:* Office.

  • Travel Requirements*: Approximately 20%.

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