Director, Analytics




Chicago, Illinois
The Director of Analytics is focused on leading the delivery of analytics and insights to operators and clients across Compass Group’s nearly 30 unique operating sectors in North America. In this role, you will be responsible for working with Compass executives to prioritize the deployment of analytics resources across the country, particularly in the pursuit of new business opportunities for the company. This position is also responsible for establishing and advancing the methods, processes, and standards of analytics and client service that provide a competitive edge to our parent company. You will report directly to the VP of Strategy & Analytics, and work alongside new business development, operators, culinarians, marketing, and finance team members to help set strategy and make evidenced-based adjustments using data. As a team leader, the expectation is also that you professionally develop the members of your organization to be the future leaders for E15 and Compass Group

Specific Responsibilities

Setting Client-Facing Analytics Strategy
  • Cultivate strong stakeholder relationships with Compass executives, new business development, sector leadership, and clients that foster effective cross-functional collaboration and strategic alignment
  • Collaborate with Compass leadership to prioritize RFPs, sectors, accounts, and services that would benefit from analytics
  • Establish and constantly refine the process for client engagement to drive innovation, optimization, and value to clients
  • Communicate E15 findings and strategy to clients in sales and client presentations
  • Create reporting (dashboards, slide decks, status updates) standards and formats for client, operator, and executive use
  • Oversee the development of ad hoc analyses for specific questions of interest to clients and Compass executives
  • Be an evangelist of analytics and data-driven decision making in Compass and with its clients

Leading the Team
  • Set the vision for personal and professional standards of behavior, analysis and deliverables
  • Oversee the development and hiring of analytics professionals that will drive optimization and value for clients 
  • Provide leadership, support and professional development to analysts in both formal and informal settings
  • Prioritize projects and accounts based on client/Compass priorities, existing and future resourcing constraints and timelines 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business strategy, business analytics, finance, economics or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in quantitative, analytical and/or client-facing businesses
  • Ability to develop and own stakeholder relationships (at all levels)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a consultative role
  • Experience using data visualization tools, visual features of statistical software tools or PowerPoint to communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Experience using data to solve complex problems
  • Experience recruiting and hiring top talent
  • Experience managing and leading other analytics professionals 
  • Persuasive and professional communication skills (presentation, documents, emails)
  • Comfortable and competent in front of executives and key clients
  • Incredibly organized and able to manage 20+ work streams simultaneously 
  • Ability to travel anywhere from 30% - 50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications
  • Big 4 or advisory consulting experience
  • Food and/or retail knowledge/experience

About E15
At E15, we are the spark that ignites. Our team delivers next-generation insights based on data, not hunches, to drive business in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, College Sports and beyond. E15 brings unmatched industry intelligence and cutting edge analytics to sports, entertainment, hospitality and retail industries to help companies make forward-looking decisions to benefit their business, fans and customers.

About Levy
Levy is the leader in Sports & Entertainment dining, catering at such renowned sports venues such as Wrigley Field in Chicago, STAPLES Center and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Ford Field in Detroit and Churchill Downs in Louisville. Levy also caters events including Super Bowls, World Series, NASCAR Racing, the Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and the Grammy Awards.

About Compass Group

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is building a family of experiences for all of our customers. We service award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. We serve millions, from vending to restaurants, from corporate cafes to school lunches. If you've been hungry and away from home, chances are good that you've tasted Compass Group's food and unmistakable service.

E15/Levy/Compass is an equal opportunity employer. At E15/Levy/Compass, we are committed to treating all applicants and team members fairly based on their abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other classification protected by law. 

The Company is not able to sponsor employment visas for this position.