Cleco Business Transformation & Innovation Analyst in Pineville, Louisiana
Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.
Support the planning, scheduling, execution, and monitoring of project-related tasks and ensure the completion of milestones meet/exceed expectations
Participate in the monthly Asset Management Reporting Process which entails working with various departments to create reports, understand and review content for accuracy, completeness, and ensure timely submission of the report
Assist in innovation projects including, requirements gathering, business case development, technology selection, implementation, end user adoption, and governance of solutions developed in-house; ensure business expectations, goals and objectives are understood and met through these projects
Maintain strong internal relationships with business partners, team members, and senior management to effectively contribute to strategic decisions that require coordination across multiple business functions
Assist in leading third party technical and outsourcing relationships, if required, to deliver on projects and operational objectives
Responsible for self-development and continuous learning, to deliver successful project outcomes with a customer-centric approach
Conduct research on best practices, leading trends and new innovations in the utility industry and analyzes applicability to Cleco
Support the Transformation & Innovation Director with the development and implementation of appropriate metrics, processes to improve decision making, efficiency improvements, and drive continuous improvement of project/tasks; consider future implications beyond an immediate problem
Participate in the integration of current systems (e.g., SAP) and analytical techniques to enhance/streamline current operations
Champion a corporate culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, safety, environmental responsibility, employee development, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and operational excellence
Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Marketing, Engineering, or related field required, Master's degree preferred
3+ years of utility experience (preferred), or related experience in Strategic Initiatives, Project Management, or Finance
Experience with Microsoft tools and applications required
Experience with financial systems (e.g., SAP) preferred
Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning, and project management skills
Strong organization skills and delivery of assignments in a timely manner
Strong interpersonal, communications, negotiation, writing, speaking, listening and storytelling skills
Ability to prioritize tasks/assignments and deliver high-quality outcome
Willingness and ability to learn and champion new technologies on the job
Ability to exercise judgment with little direction/guidance but also knows when to escalate to the Transformation & Innovation Director
Proficient at functioning effectively within a team environment, present ideas, and opinions in a respective and collegial manner
Licenses and Certifications:
- CPA, CFA, PMP, or related certification in the Finance, Accounting, and Engineering field, preferred
Plans and Aligns
Financial Planning & Data Analysis
Project & Change Management
Industry & Business Knowledge
Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.
Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.
Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.