Req # 6596BR
Job Title Corporate Director of Finance
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Sage Hospitality Home Office
Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire an accomplished Corporate Director of Finance within our Operations Finance team. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven full service Director of Finance that will provide strategy, support and leadership across the Premier and Lifestyle and Sage Restaurant Group Divisions. This position will be based at the Home Office in Denver, CO and reports directly to the Vice President of Operations Finance.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
Your success will be measured by your ability to:
• Effectively lead property Directors of Finances and ensure action plans and goals are attained
• Create and execute strategies that will result in achievement of budgeted property revenue and profit
• Lead and implement financial initiatives with property leadership
• Create and execute revenue opportunities and cost savings in all aspects of the complex business
• Partnering with financially driven and collaborative ownership groups that take pride in excellence of their properties
The ideal candidate has a proven track record as a Director of Finance within a hotel and multi-unit environment, possess a polished and professional demeanor where s/he can make professional and relevant business presentations, strong business and financial acumen, extensive success as a leader and building teams, and expertise in developing and deploying cost saving strategies.
The Corporate Director of Operations Finance strategically assists the VP of Finance in achieving goals, maximizing asset value and returns on investment for owners and equity partners. Supports assigned hotels, leads corporate finance associates and indirectly supervises property Directors of Finance.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
Ability to influence all levels of the organization with their presence and business acumen.
Excellent presentation and public speaking skills; ability to identify message points and messaging opportunities.
Demonstrates an ability to communicate with a diverse group of customers.
Proactive, independent, forward-thinking, trustworthy, and hands-on finance executive.
A dynamic team player who is a quick study and can think creatively and effectively challenge existing practices.
Able to skillfully shift between strategy and tactics and provide strong leadership to the finance organization.
Strong computer and problem solving skills including ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems.
Strong written and communication skills.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Ability to travel on a regular basis (50-75%)
Prolonged sitting throughout entire shift at computerized workstation
Sitting 85%, Walking 5%, Standing 5%, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing 5%
Lifting and carrying of objects, 30-35 pounds
Excellent hearing required to train and interact with management and associates.
Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.
Mobility -limited mobility between offices and departments. No continuous standing, climbing or driving.
EDUCATION / FORMAL TRAINING
Bachelors degree required; concentration in Finance or Accounting preferred
EXPERIENCE5 years of related management experience in finance roles in hospitality with at least 2 years as a Property Director of Finance / Controller.
MATERIAL / EQUIPMENT USED
Office and business equipment
Office environment – 90%, Hotel and restaurant environment – 10%
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.