The Manager Strategic Planning partners with U.S. Tower leadership to advise decision-making through financial analysis. The position s focus is analyzing and identifying business gaps, opportunities, market demand, and near- and mid-term strategies to generate insights and strategies with leaders across the Company s U.S. Tower division. This is a high-impact role with substantial executive-level exposure and the opportunity to drive long-term shareholder value. The ideal candidate must enjoy solving complex problems, be a self-starter who enjoys building complex financial models, be able to explain commercial terms to business leaders, appreciate the impact of a deal on the financial statements, and thrive in a fast-paced setting.
Perform customized company valuation analyses, develop new and complex financial models, and be actively involved in business development initiatives.
Collaborate with and provide to senior leader findings that they can review to formulate recommendations.
Build productive and collaborative relationships and proactively provide and seek guidance, clarification, and feedback in order to astutely advise on financial decisions.
Research and apply critical thinking to industry trends, competitor dynamics, and current trends to provide relevant insights.
Synthesize findings and summarize a broad range of data into frameworks that enable clear communication of data and insights.
Participate in scenario planning workshops and offsite strategy planning sessions.
Develop models and business cases to support strategic corporate development initiatives, including acquisitions, divestitures, master lease agreements, partnerships, and product launches.
Communicate outcomes of analyses and research to internal stakeholders to ensure successful end-to-end understanding of financials, strategy, process, and planning.
Understand the financial reporting nuances of new revenue lines, working in accordance with Accounting and Tax teams.
Act as liaison between business units and the Accounting department to ensure proper treatment of all profit, loss, and capital impacts for actuals.
Prepare financial models, business narratives, and PowerPoint presentations for senior executives.
Analyze and contribute to the drafting of responses to requests for proposal and benchmark those responses to other competitive offers.
Provide competitive costing recommendations that enable the Company to meet its financial objectives while positioning it for long-term success.
Attend external customer meetings to present and defend pricing and financial strategies.
Participate actively in meetings and customer leasing agreement negotiations.
Proven high level leadership, strategic and creative thinking, and problem solving skills.
Highly motivated, intelligent self-starter.
Able to determine priorities and plan, organize, and follow-through on assignments.
Flexible and willing to both take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified and assist with various ad hoc projects.
Strong track record of adding value to critical business decisions using sophisticated financial modeling and analysis.
Familiarity with corporate accounting and governance and managing capital investment approvals.
Strong technical skills, including Microsoft Office suite, with exceptional knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
Strong follow-up skills; ability to organize applicable timelines and follow up on internal and external customer needs.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.
Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers and vendors.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor s degree required; MBA preferred.
Minimum 5 years corporate development, investment banking, equity research, asset management, private equity, or venture investing experience required.
Experience identifying, developing, analyzing, and successfully executing merger and acquisition transactions required.
Telecommunications, real estate, and/or broadcast media experience preferred.
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