Bridgepoint Education Manager, Operations Planning & Analysis in San Diego, California

Manager, Operations Planning and Analysis

You are an analytical data crunching ninja who enjoys telling stories with their data. You have a passion for predictive analytics, analytical models, and you enjoy fortune telling. If this is you, then apply now and come join the Bridgepoint team. We are looking for a technical orator who can work across departmentally and help us with forecasting, budgeting and strategic goals.

About Us:

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit or

Our Values:

Passionate -- We change lives through education.

Trusted -- We are confident in each other to do the right thing.

Ownership -- We are accountable for our results.

Excellence -- We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.

Attitude -- We have a positive and determined mindset.

Teamwork -- We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.

Position Summary:

The Operations Planning and Analysis Manager is a full-time employment opportunity. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations Strategy, this position will lead the operational planning, forecasting and student modeling activities for Bridgepoint Education. The position requires strong quantitative skills and proven track record of successful development and application of analytical models.

Strong character, enthusiasm, energy and capacity to get the job done and experience leading and mentoring the growing analytics organization will be key to success in this role. In addition to managing the resources and execution of work, the manager is responsible for cultivating relationships with key business process owners in Marketing, Operations, Technology, and Finance.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Lead the regular interdepartmental operational forecasting and planning process for the institutions served by Bridgepoint

  • Direct the preparation and evaluation of operational forecasts, key components include: employee headcount, new student acquisition, student retention, and overall student enrollment

  • Identify issues, risks and opportunities to improve operational and financial forecasting processes and implement recommended solutions

  • Proactively monitor business performance and forecasting accuracy and recommend solutions and course correction tactics as needed

  • Provide content and materials for executive committee meetings and business reviews, including analyses and recommendations

  • Collaborate closely with the process and reporting teams to develop mechanisms and key indicators to measure historical performance and provide go-forward guidance

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years delivering data analysis, planning/budgeting, strategic insight or management consulting experience; 8 or more years of total work experience

  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage work (i.e., scope efforts, set target dates, drive progress, keep management updated)

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with both "data" and "operations" people

  • Hands on experience with statistical models, linear regression, time series and/or other forecasting methods

  • Must possess high degree of professionalism, sense of urgency, adaptability and strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data analysis and statistical modeling in R or Python

  • Project management and team leadership experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, economics, technical, or related field required

  • MBA or MS in an analytical field preferred

BPI Talent Acquisition: 4.18.2018JH