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Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

As one of the largest regional gaming companies in the United States, Ameristar Casino Hotel is committed to leveraging analytics as a driver of improved results. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Manager of Workforce Planning and Analysis will be responsible for supporting the analytical needs of executive management and partner with property Finance, P&A and scheduling teams to support effective labor planning according to established standards and proactive forecasting. The candidate will focus on a variety of cross-property labor analysis including effectiveness of casino, hotel, marketing, and food & beverage operations, short and long-term forecasting, monthly and quarterly financial performance reviews, annual budgeting, and standardized periodic reporting.

  • Serve as the primary support resource for the property scheduling and P&A teams to lead, define, and review both recurring and ad hoc labor analysis
  • Facilitate alignment on labor strategy with senior leadership including centralized scheduling and labor planning & scheduling systems
  • Lead the installation and implementation of labor planning & scheduling systems (Virtual Roster, HotSchedules):
    • Provide training and administrative support
    • Ensure software is configured appropriately
    • Work with IT and vendors on system upgrades/changes
  • Support properties in establishing and implementing centralized scheduling
  • Conduct on-site property labor reviews focused on annual labor budgets, scheduling efficiencies, labor planning and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with corporate and property HR to support strategies for seasonal staffing, full time/part time staff ratios, recruitment and creation of new positions
  • Lead annual labor budgeting process working with property leaders, P&A and scheduling; provide cross-property perspective and align on labor standards
  • Compile labor-related data, reports and presentations for monthly and quarterly operations reviews, providing actionable recommendations to senior leadership
  • Design and implement management tools to optimize workforce planning
  • Perform ad hoc labor analysis projects with the ability to communicate key takeaways in a concise manner
  • Manage a Labor Analyst in Las Vegas to accomplish the above goals

Essential Characteristics


  • High standards for work quality, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to concisely summarize financial information and analyses in an easily digestible format
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and extremely dynamic environment. Must be self-sufficient, proactive and able to handle uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Ability to build trust through integrity, collaboration and transparency
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of team members


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related field
  • At least 3+ years of P&A or labor management / analytics experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to build confidence and trust with internal and external constituencies and provide excellent customer service
  • High proficiency with MS Office, with strong experience with Virtual Roster, HotSchedules, Timeline, SQL, Tableau and SAS a plus      

Photo - Council Bluffs

Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, which includes the largest riverboat in Iowa, was modeled after the historic riverboats that plied the waters of the Missouri River in the 1800s. Located in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, this property has received the prestigious Four Diamond designation from the American Automobile Association and, in 2004, was named "Property of the Year" by the Iowa Lodging Association. The property also features a 38,500 square-foot casino, five dining options, three bars, an entertainment venue and 8,000 square-feet of meeting and event space.


Ameristar Council Bluffs

2200 River Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Job Details

Date Posted February 16, 2019
Date Closes March 3, 2019
Requisition 2018-36158
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Ameristar Casino Hotel
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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