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Sr. Profitability Analyst

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 29066: B4 Sr. Profitability Analyst 

Posting Start Date:  October 26, 2021

Posting End Date:  November 16, 2021


Norfolk Southern plays an essential role in America’s freight transportation system. Our rail network, spanning 22 states, moves goods consumed daily by businesses and households across territory that covers more than half the nation’s population, manufacturing, and energy consumption.


Last year, the Wall Street Journal listed Norfolk Southern as one of the 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World. Railroads move 45% of the country’s long-distance freight but produce only 7% of all freight-related emissions. By joining our team, your work will contribute directly to more efficient transportation, economic growth, cleaner air and less congested highways.


The Senior Profitability Analyst in FP&A is a role that requires a background in financial modeling and experience using data to drive business decisions.


In this role, you will be part of a team that owns NS’ costing system. You will be trained to become an expert on the system’s data, methodologies, and outputs. As an expert, you will help other departments leverage the system to make decisions on various business problems, as well as support ongoing maintenance. You will build financial models to assess cost-benefit tradeoffs and contribute to the continuous improvement of NS’ approach to making financial decisions.


Principal Duties

  • Support maintaining the logic and data in NS’ internal costing system
  • Analyze data/reports generated by the costing system
  • Build Excel models to analyze the profitability of various decisions
  • Collaborate with teams from Marketing, Strategic Planning and other departments to support the use of costing data to solve business problems
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of profitability analysis at NS


Work Experience:
Minimum Level: 1+ Years

Preferred Level: 3+ Years


Minimum: Bachelor's degree

Required Skills and Abilities:  

  • Experience building financial models in Excel
  • Experience communicating model insights to business stakeholders in verbal and written form
  • Experience with SQL


Preferred Experience:

  • Expert knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire, etc.)
  • Understanding of railroad operations and data


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta