Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Accounting/Finance/Legal
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About us

Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education.  The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 30 years.

Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture.  We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

 

What's in it for you

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Beautifully designed, open office space
  • Endless cereal and coffee
  • Free on-site gym
  • Casual dress environment
  • Company sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave programs
  • Generous paid time off (which includes Winter Break)

 Position overview

As the Manager of Strategy & Data Analytics, you will be the "go-to" person for heavy data analytics and strategic thinking which will support a broad range of strategic decisions and value creation initiatives across the Company.  Your work product will underpin day-to-day executive (primarily CFO and new CEO) decision making, annual budgeting and resource allocation, and the Company's 5-year strategic plan.  You will be relied on to accurately conduct analyses from beginning to end but also to appropriately synthesize the results, pulling out the relevant insights and highlighting key questions that emerge.  You will also have the opportunity to play a lead role in ad hoc projects such as pricing strategy, international expansion planning, quota setting, competitive intelligence gathering, new product launches, customer NPS surveys, M&A, strategic partnerships, etc.  Strong performance in this role will fast-track you for a leadership position at the Company.

 Initial responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of the company's existing data infrastructure, including how the data is produced, where it is housed, anomalies and patterns, data flows between systems, etc.
  • Pull, cleanse, and verify the integrity of source data, primarily from salesforce.com and SAGE (accounting system)
  • Present data findings in a clear and concise manner, using tables, graphs and charts (in PowerPoint as needed)
  • Produce weekly update report on sales and pipeline activity to assess key trends and drive revenue visibility
  • Own company-wide monthly KPI reporting, highlighting trends, investigating variances and recommending additional metrics to monitor key business drivers
  • Lead buildout of company BI/data visualization tool in collaboration with Business Operations team
  • Systematize/semi-automate standard reporting where possible to reduce manual effort and risk for error
  • Conduct ad hoc research and analysis for CFO and CEO to support a wide range of strategic projects
  • Assist with preparation of specific aspects of management discussion & analysis (MD&A) for financial reporting
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly board materials which will include outputs from analyses/projects you led
  • Play a critical role in evaluation and due diligence processes for add-on acquisitions
  • Partner closely with sales leadership and other departments who will rely on you as the company's data expert

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an analytical role, such as management consulting, investment banking, private equity, etc.
  • Extensive experience working with large datasets, modeling and conducting data analysis within Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with salesforce.com is a plus but can also be learned on the job
  • Experience with data visualization/BI tools such as Tableau and Einstein Analytics is helpful but can also be learned on the job

 

Competencies and skills the position will require:

  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to self-direct and work through ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Structured thinking, detail orientation, highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate with multiple constituents across the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Adaptability and willingness to change direction based on the needs of a high growth business
  • Extreme ownership and commitment to getting deliverables done accurately and on-time (zero-defect orientation)
  • Team player

 

Teaching Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Disabled persons.

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