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Manager, Analysis & Planning

The Manager, Analysis and Planning will manage various plans, projects, initiatives, and processes to help achieve goals, prescribed metrics, and targets across all Operations teams and to ensure plans are executed and delivered in a timely and efficient manner. This role will work collaboratively across all Operations lines of business to diagnose efficiency opportunities, ideate solutions, and drive continuous improvement through system administration, regular reporting, analysis, and project coordination while overseeing a team of associates tasked with key deliverables in analysis and procurement.


  • Partners with and supports the Operations lines of business in the budgeting and financial reconciliation process including, organizing and submitting the annual financial plan and liaising with Finance and Accounting throughout the year to accurately reconcile monthly labor and expense performance

  • Assists in tracking and updating the long-term Capital improvement plan to support the achievement of organizational and department goals and strategic priorities

  • Supports DEI initiatives related to supplier diversity

  • Partners with Operations lines of business on activities related to purchasing, contracts, and sustainability within the construct of the annual Operations financial plan

  • Proactively identifies opportunities to drive continuous process improvement, streamline organizational complexity and materially affect cost and operational efficiency; using a data-driven approach, prioritizes, evaluates, and achieves consensus to develop, manage and implement programs that are built for sustained success

  • Independently analyzes data, solicits feedback, and examines processes to assess the effectiveness of programs and projects; regularly communicates findings and recommends mitigating strategies to the Operations leadership team, as necessary

  • Coordinates routine and ad hoc reporting requests by synthesizing and analyzing data into information relevant to each request and the intended audience

  • Leads efforts to automate reporting that enables Operations leaders to make prompt, well-informed and data-driven decisions

  • Collaborates with Operations department leaders to support efficiency studies including but not limited to, seasonal hiring projections, staffing models, and labor utilization

  • Develops direct reports to ensure performance goals are met or exceeded through on-time and on-budget delivery and best-in-class service to internal customers

  • Manages additional responsibilities as needed and as directed


  • 4-year undergraduate degree at an accredited university or college in Business, Finance, Operations, or a related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience, education and training in operational analysis, finance or procurement

  • Experience in developing and managing operating budgets that span multiple disciplines

  • Proven experience in procurement including development and completion of requests for proposals (RFP’s), vendor award, contract execution and overall process management

  • Openness to creativity, innovation, and change

  • Proven capability of managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Available to occasionally work non-traditional hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an analytical foundation

  • Passion and commitment to delivering a high level of service and timely responses to internal clients, external vendors and partners

  • Process-driven and solution-oriented approach to identifying and solving complex issues and problems


  • Project management or quality control certification, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • More than 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience, education and training in operational analysis, finance or procurement

  • Advanced degree in Business, Finance, or a related field

  • Proven experience with developing presentations

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with lean operating principles

Response Expectations:

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, we can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, we keep all resumes on file and will contact you should we wish to schedule an interview with you.

The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.