Network Cost Manager


Golden, CO, US, 80401

Brand:  Lightpath
Requisition #:  839

Lightpath is one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the tri-state area. We own and operate our infrastructure "from the ground up" by deploying over 20,000 route miles connecting 13,500 on-net/LIT buildings, With a strong portfolio of cutting edge solutions for Internet, WAN, Voice, SD-WAN, Security & Cloud services, we enable Enterprise customers of all sizes the ability to react to new challenges while developing best practices for the future. With Lightpath’s continued focus on network excellence and a “customer first” service commitment, we are building a workforce of the best talent that will meet the needs of our customers and reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary

 The Network Cost Manager will be responsible for managing the company’s budgeting and forecast process for all network related expenses as well as budget vs actual analysis.  Candidate will be actively engaged in process improvement and cost optimization identification, tracking and reporting process.  This position creates value by managing network costs effectively, streamline business process, provide analytical insights in areas of network costs management.  The position will be very involved in cost reduction and synergy creation.


  • Business partnering with operations team, provide ongoing and ad hoc support
  • Engaged in KPI metric identification, creation, tracking and reporting
  • Capital budgeting, cost tracking, budget vs actual reporting
  • Project level capital spend tracking and over/underrun reporting
  • Monthly forecast and annual budgeting process
  • Committed Capital vs. spend, ROI analysis, speculative projects tracking and reporting
  • Accurately tracking and managing cost of sales; identify, provide insight to cost savings, and optimization tracking and reporting
  • Accurately tracking and managing real estate costs; assist in optimization research and analytics
  • Other OpEx costs analysis and optimization identification
  • Vendor contract tracking and analysis
  • Other ad hoc analysis as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting (B. A.) from four-year College or university; three+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial modeling and financial analysis skills required
  • Expert in excel, power point, outlook and other commonly used Microsoft office applications
  • Experience in network costs and capital expenditure management
  • Working knowledge of relevant accounting software: Inventory software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Salesforce, ORACLE and TEOCO experience preferred
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Lightpath is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Denver