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Performance Measurement Analyst

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: US

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18178

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Job Title: Performance Measurement Analyst

Location:  Fully remote Position – May be performed from any State in the US.


Who we are:

HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries.


What you will do:

The Operations Performance Measurement Analyst is responsible for developing & supporting management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and analysis for the Operations organization to measure the health of the business relative to goals, targets, and budgets. Specific duties will include daily reporting, compilation of the annual budget, monthly & quarterly forecasts, monthly reporting packages, variance analysis, dashboard reporting, projects, and ad-hoc analysis to provide key business insights to support decisions for senior leadership. This position has high visibility across multiple departments within the company to consolidate numerous data points, analyze and review inputs, and subsequently deliver clear and concise leading data and analysis to empower leadership to make critical strategic decisions.


Working in Performance Measurement Group, the Performance Measurement Analyst will be responsible for the following primary duties:

Budgeting / Forecasting / Measurement

  • Development of the annual budget as well as periodic forecasts related to key financials such as revenue, cost of goods sold, inventory, purchases, obsolescence, transportation, etc.
  • Measurement of daily, monthly, and quarterly financial and operations process results
  • Measurement and presentation of key performance indicators relative to goals, targets, budgets, and trends
  • Creation of new metrics and scorecards through collecting, analyzing data and identifying trends
  • Ability to prioritize work based on impact to the business
  • Ability to quantify results from both a quantitative & qualitative perspective


Ad-hoc Analysis

  • Ongoing ad hoc analysis of data and information to identify areas of performance and financial risks / opportunities
  • Presentation of findings sufficiently far enough in advance to provide senior level management the visibility and lead time to exploit opportunities and/or mitigate risk
  • Prepare and lead presentations for senior leadership as requested
  • Data mining to support variance analysis and research



  • Automation/improvement of measurement and reporting tools to improve efficiency
  • Development of new measurement tools as needed to provide enhanced business insights


What you will need:

  • Two years of experience in a closely related Finance, Data Analysis, or Supply Chain role focusing on budgeting, planning, forecasting or data analysis
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Advanced skills and experience in MS Office Suite, including demonstrated use of Excel in a professional environment (use of pivot tables, VLOOKUP function, and other Excel functions and modeling tools)
  • Proficiency in a SQL GUI, PowerPoint, & Word
  • Understanding of variance analysis and financial performance monitoring
  • Ability to summarize clearly and concisely financial analysis results, and the ability to explain the meaning and implications in varying levels of detail depending on the audience
  • Analytical skills with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to think big picture, and intensity around consistently delivering high quality outputs
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to think outside of the box and desire to continuously improve
  • Self-Motivated / driven to develop skillset
  • Presentation/facilitation skills


Preferred but not necessary:


  • Experience with ERP systems and tools
  • Experience with Data visualization tools
  • Blended experience in connecting Financial Outcomes to Operational Performance
  • Reside or be able to work in Eastern/Central time zones.


How We Work (Competencies):


  • Instills Trust
  • Values Differences
  • Nimble Learning
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Action Oriented


Benefits and Salary Range:

Salary Range: $64,000 to $80,000. Our salary ranges are based on national averages.  We have wide ranges so we can be flexible and determine compensation based on a number of factors including the candidate’s skills, experience, education and location.

Benefits: Careers at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.




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