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Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis

CO - Greenwood Village (Home Office)
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Job Description

Based out of our Home Office in Greenwood Village, CO, the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis will be responsible for providing strategic planning and financial analysis across the organization relating to finance, operations, marketing and innovation. This position serves as an integral part of the senior team in providing expertise and consultative support for a broad range of strategic initiatives that will capitalize on best in class financial planning and analysis across Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.


• Plans, directs, and leads long range financial planning, including strategic growth initiatives for RRGB
• Provides primary analytical and reporting support to Operations, Marketing and the Innovation group, as well as planning activities for the Home Office
• Leads the development of the 5-year strategic plan, annual plans, and the Balanced Scorecard; establishing performance expectations for the organization
• Communicates the vision and strategy for RRGB, including cascading strategic initiatives throughout the company, to the Board of Directors, to shareholders and to external business partners
• Manages the Treasury function and serves as primary liaison with banking partners
• Partners with senior team to achieve consensus on business strategy and drives financial analysis to identify trends, threats, and opportunities
• Provides governance regarding business financial focus and objectives
• Conducts business case analysis for the company’s major initiatives
• Builds commitment to key stakeholders by championing best in class financial models
• Regularly interacts with shareholders and Industry Analysts
• Manages the Financial Planning and Analysis department. Provides strong, proactive leadership to maintain a positive business climate, motivate Team Members, and functions as an effective advocate for change and growth.
• Conducts financial modeling for refranchising opportunities
• Ensures team plans future strategies that meet financial benchmarks
• Strengthens and maintains a can-do, goal-oriented, entrepreneurial environment that stresses Team Member performance, teamwork, management credibility, and success
• Manages the ongoing forecasting process and produces period and quarterly financial reports
• Develops ideas and execution plans for new business initiatives that will increase profitability of the Company
• Partners with accounting to facilitate period and quarterly Close activities
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor
• Directly supervise 3-5 direct reports, and managerial authority for approximately 15-20 team members and their development


• Masters Degree in Finance, Business, or Economics
• 10 or more years of strategic and proactive senior management experience, preferably for a publicly traded company
• 5+ years of corporate financial planning and analysis in the restaurant and/or multi-unit retail industries
• Demonstrated experience in financial leadership, management, and strategic thinking

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Superior knowledge of strategic financial planning, financial modeling, and financial analysis
• Strong working knowledge of MS Office Software (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Working knowledge of planning, forecasting, and reporting systems; Oracle/JDE/ERP systems; and Hyperion/Business Intelligence systems
• Demonstrated ability to draw critical conclusions from financial analyses and make persuasive recommendations
• Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills to provide authoritative advice and recommendations to support a best in class financial culture
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work closely with other senior officers to elicit, refine, and articulate vision
• Ability to establish trust and credibility to build supportive relationships
• Proven ability to identify and solve problems independently

Work Environment – Typical office environment; must be able to perform work at Home Office and travel extensively

Red Robin is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer

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