Financial Data Analytics Lead

Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round


As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!

Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Summary:

The Vail Resorts Procurement & Financial Shared Services Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  We are creating a world class procurement and financial shared services organization in our corporate headquarters to support a growing company of 41 resorts, 55,000+ employees and a market capitalization of over $9.5 billion. We are transforming our organization to bring best-in-class S2C, P2P, OTC, R2R, Payroll, and analytical tools to enable data-driven decision making at Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader.

Our team will be driven by top-tier talent, state-of-the-art systems and tools, and strategic process management to identify and deliver against the Company’s biggest value opportunities.  We are creating a sustainable high-performing team that will develop talent and prioritize career growth through accelerated opportunities and progression.  This is an opportunity to join the Procurement and Financial Shared Services team at a critical inflection point and shape how we create value into the future.


The Principal Analytics Analyst of Financial Shared Services and Procurement is responsible for driving value and leading innovation that will use deep analytical capabilities to strategically inform decision making for the highest priority spend management and revenue preservation opportunities and risks impacting the enterprise.  S/he will be responsible for performing in-depth spend and cost impact analysis, including benchmarking and trending to inform enterprise insights, target-setting, budgeting and forecasting processes. The role will have significant senior leadership exposure, particularly with the Operations SLT and FP&A team of Vail Resorts.


The Principal Analytics Analyst of Financial Shared Services and Procurement will have the opportunity to analyze the key issues arising across our enterprise wide spend, payroll and revenue preservation and have a significant impact on decision making that impacts the bottom line.  S/he will use financial acumen, strategic synthesis and data-driven insights to advise senior leaders and will gain great perspective on key business and operations drivers, while working on our most interesting and challenging business questions.


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $100,000 - $135,000 + Annual Bonus
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round


Job Responsibilities:


  • Possesses strong business acumen to partner with business leaders to build and deploy best in class financial service analytics including: order to cash reporting, payroll analysis, third party spend, category analytics, supplier performance management, market and cost intelligence
  • Leads efforts to frame spend and revenue preservation issues and questions with data-driven approaches to problem solving, including selecting the right metrics, interpreting the data and the ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.
  • Serves as a thought partner with the Financial Shared Services and Procurement Leadership Team to identify business challenges. Use fact based analysis to help influence changes to operations, process or policies.
  • Maintains and ensures quality assurance of key data sets, reports and metrics that are relevant and insightful and highlight key trends in market dynamics, collaborating with subject matter experts across FP&A and IT to promote data governance.
  • Drive partnerships with Finance IT team and vendors to deliver necessary data management tools, capabilities and system solutions.
  • Leads Financial Shared Services specific program evaluation and program outcomes analyses.
  • Actively participates in external professional organizations and builds a powerful network to understand and shape the emerging analytical trends.


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain, STEM
  • MBA or MS in Data Science is strongly preferred
  • 6+ years’ experience in analytics, with demonstrated success in managing analytical talent, cost modeling, and analysis.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with ability to synthesize information, develop insights and communicate effectively in presentations and in-person meetings.
  • Deep curiosity and passion for understanding and analyzing financial results in the context of creating shareholder value.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to develop the “story” and form recommendations.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with strong initiative and ability to multi-task.
  • Superb attention to detail balanced by ability to focus on the "big picture."
  • Effectively manage and build capabilities and culture for high performing professional team.
  • Preferred skills:
    • High intellect and ambition.
    • Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
    • Excellent listener, open to feedback, and communicates with candor and respect.
    • Outstanding organizational, analytical and project management skills.
    • Connects well with others and highly collaborative team approach to work.
    • Excellent individual initiative and objective-oriented drive.
    • Ability to handle difficult situations with a high-degree of diplomacy and composure
    • Expert in Excel, PowerPoint and experience with Coupa, PeopleSoft, Power BI and Tableau is a plus


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $100,000 - $135,000 + Annual Bonus.  Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  498598
Reference Date: 10/17/2023 
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