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Director, Strategy Finance (Data Center Services)

 

Director, Strategy Finance (Data Center Services)

  • JR-126282
  • Tampa
  • Frisco
  • Finance
  • Full time
Director, Strategy Finance (Data Center Services)

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.  

 

Job Summary:  We are looking for a strategic Finance leader, who can grow and become the go-to thought partner of senior leaders of our Datacenter Services business and Transformation Office, deliver important insights and influence the business strategic direction and key decisions in a matrix organization. 

 

You will be collaborating with the respective executive leadership team and other senior leaders while driving analytics to enable business decision making including analysis of strategy, M&A, Real Estate, long term capital and operating budget allocation, technology assessment and other business initiatives. This role gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire company and the ability to work collaboratively across functions.   

 

This is a fast-paced, high-growth team - we are looking for smart, independent creative thinkers, who are driven team players and want to deliver impact across Equinix. Our team is filled with people who identify and solve problems, and who enjoy working together and helping each other achieve and develop. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment.  

 

Responsibilities 

 

Strategic partnership and insight: 

  • Dynamically partners with executive business leaders to understand our strategy and act as a key influencer in key business decisions 

  • Create value by providing insights, supported by data and analytics, and influencing business leaders to make better decisions 

  • Act as trusted advisor to cross functional business leaders, anticipate needs and make recommendations based on knowledge of industry 

  • Inspires high-achieving team performance; works to deliver high-caliber results 

  • Influence alignment of the functions’ goals and strategies with broader company initiatives and priorities  

Financial Management: 

  • Provide the business with financial insight into business performance, profitability, return on investments and / or via other financial metrics 

  • Partner with business leaders in identifying opportunities to optimize financial performance and profitability   

  • Orchestrate the annual business plan / budget for the functions in a tight collaboration with the global functions and with Corporate Finance, while influencing and driving for alignment of resources allocations with the company strategy and strategic priorities 

  • Direct forecasting for the business unit and oversee the forecast cycle including resources allocation and cost management and reporting 

  • Present strategic planning reports for key stakeholders and executive management to help facilitate decision making  

  • Optimize budget and investments, and implement a return-on-investment discipline 

  • Act as the liaison between the business and the accounting function and provide / facilitate business guidance on accounting matters 

  • Be an advocate for the effective implementation of accounting and other policies within the business ​

 

 Skills and Requirements:   

  • Proactive, strategic thinker, with intellectual curiosity and continuous learning mindset  

  • Agile decision-making and calculated risk-taking  

  • Commercial acumen with strong analytical and problem-solving skills  

  • Excellent executive presence and effective communication skills across the organization and the various levels 

  • Ability to collaborate effectively cross-functionally, build strong partnerships across the organizations and with other Finance executive leadership, and influence decisions in a matrix organization 

  • Objective and excited to challenge peers and business partners 

  • Cope well with ambiguity, champion change, and stretch beyond comfort  

  • Ability to use intelligent tools to analyze financial and operational information

Qualifications

    • 10+ years of experience in finance or related field preferred 

    • Comfort working with ambiguity 

    • Previous multi-level, multi-capacity supervisory experience 

    • Previous experience with communicating and partnering in a global, matrixed environment 

    • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting preferred 

    • Master's degree (MBA) preferred 

    • CPA/CFA certification preferred 

    At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office.

    Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com.  Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.

    Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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