Business Group Operations Partner at Ankura

| Nashville, TN
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Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Business Group Operations Partner supports the Business Group and Practice leaders and their teams by acting as COO/Controller to the Business Group Leader with a focus on increasing performance and efficiency, managing risk and enabling practice growth.

Responsibilities of a Business Group Operations Partner span many functions but are focused in the following two primary areas of Operational and Analytical Support and Employee Engagement and Optimization.

  • Handle of the Business Groups operations, strategy implementation and administration
  • Serves as project manager for all practice-related special projects and serves as the liaison with People/Finance/Legal functions
  • Review employee utilization based on skills, previous experience, availability, or project budget, to meet business and project demands while maintaining a high-level of customer service and maximizing resources (over/under utilization)
  • Manage budget effectively while maintaining a strong focus on cost and spend management
  • Effectively forecast to ensure resources have enough capacity to deliver upcoming projects
  • Assist Finance with the business group's annual budget processes, inter-year forecasting processes, month end close, time reporting and expenses
  • Create an environment of service for Ankura employees, anticipate needs and provide support to allow senior professionals to be more efficient and effective
  • Strategic planning - manage the strategic planning process and make sure it is well connected with our corporate process
  • Operations management - facilitate management reporting and planning to keep focused on operational metrics and lead our engine team in Nashville
  • Recruitment and on-boarding - serve as focal point for recruiting team and manage the on-boarding and off-boarding processes

Basic Qualifications, Skills & Mindset
  • Bachelor's degree in Business related field
  • Minimum 6-8 years' of relevant prior experience in a professional services environment
  • Highly proficient in technology, especially Microsoft Office resources (e.g. Outlook, SharePoint, Teams) and applications (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Critical thinking skills and initiative to proactively address issues, identify and solve problems
  • Professional presence and consistently exhibits high levels of discretion, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Proven ability to establish, build and maintain relationships with peers, client service delivery professionals and leadership
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an attention to detail

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.
More Information on Ankura
Ankura operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Fairfield, CT, Washington, DC, Coral Gables, FL, Tampa , FL, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Ann Arbor, MI, Philadelphia, PA, Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX and Seattle, WA. Ankura was founded in 2014. It has 1500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Remote Work Program and Paid Holidays. To see all 4 open jobs at Ankura, click here.
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