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Sr. Director, EMEA Operations Finance

 

Sr. Director, EMEA Operations Finance

  • JR-121973
  • Amsterdam
  • Slough
  • Finance
  • Full time
Sr. Director, EMEA Operations Finance

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents. 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Our EMEA Operations Finance team is looking for a future-oriented team leader who will partner with operations leaders to drive long term profitability and financial health of EMEA IBX Operations via leading our EMEA Operations Finance organization. This team is designed to provide highly motivated, skilled, and naturally curious individuals an opportunity for career development at a growing company.

The Sr. Director, Ops Finance, EMEA will play a critical role in setting vision and drive cadence of our Financial Planning and Analysis activities for our fast-growing EMEA region.  We are expecting an experienced leader with strong communication, analytical, operational and people management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Key business partner to the SVP, EMEA IBX Operations and EMEA Operations Leadership Team
  • Manage & develop the EMEA Ops Finance team (currently a team of 11 Finance professionals situated over 6 locations)
  • Leads a team that includes people managers who are accountable for the objectives of their team
  • Assesses and improves employee engagement. Responsible for hiring decisions, defining jobs responsibilities and balancing workloads
  • Responsible for defining objectives, quarterly conversations, performance counseling, coaching and career development
  • Responsible for succession planning recommendations and contributing to and driving the people development strategy
  • Establish, develop & communicate the cadence around a monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and KPI reporting
  • Partner with Accounting and Corporate FP&A to support our financial close cycle
  • Variance analysis including understanding not only “what”, but also “why” and “so what” to support driving profitable growth of our IBXs.
  • Own the EMEA Operations annual budget and quarterly forecast process for both operating expense and capital expenditures.
  • Present to key stakeholders and executive management to help facilitate decision making
  • Act as trusted advisor to cross functional business leaders, anticipates needs, makes recommendations based on knowledge of industry, and facilitates decision making
  • Lead the team to resolve complex technical, operational and organizational problems
  • Ad-hoc analyses to aid in decision making

Qualifications

  • 15+ years experience in Finance, Controllership, Accounting, or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field preferred
  • Significant experience leading people and managing teams to ensure high performance.
  • Experience working in a global & matrixed organization, with ability to solve complex problems and maintain accountability geographically and functionally
  • Experience building and establishing constructive and cooperative working relationships and open lines of communication
  • Experience presenting and partnering with Executives, including the ability to push back and have difficult conversations.
  • The preferred candidate will have a balanced skill set that includes both technical financial skills and softer skills necessary to communicate and drive complex business process at all levels of the company

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