Corporate Strategy Director

Northbrook, Illinois
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Sep 29, 2016
Nov 28, 2016
Job Type
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Job Description

The Senior Corporate Strategy Manager is responsible for supporting the development of strategy and driving necessary changes in the organization. Assist in designing and directing projects that analyze strategic alternatives in depth so that opportunities, short and long term financial implications, risks and opportunities are well understood. Work across multiple functions and businesses to identify issues and assess financial and organizational impact. Assist in making recommendations and drive organizational alignment and decision making. Assist in reviewing existing strategies across all business areas to ensure alignment with the overall corporate strategy. Provide insights and perspective on key consumer, market, technology, and competitive trends that will impact current and future strategies.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in leading the discovery, solution development and recommendation design for key strategic topics including framework development and prioritization
  • Develop and lead general strategy efforts for various internal stakeholder on a variety of projects and initiatives with a focus on oversight, analytical, process and content support
  • Participate in the creation of senior management and Board communication presentations enabling effective communication of related strategies
  • Support ongoing business intelligence, competitive tracking and best practice efforts through fact-based analyses and management reports
  • Independently manage central portions of projects, identifying key issues and selecting appropriate analyses to solve problems
  • Communicate hypotheses, proposed analysis and findings
  • Provide strategy support for potential acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestiture opportunities

The most significant challenges for the Senior Manager for the first 12 months include:

  • Learning the organization, culture and processes; gaining the respect of the business' leadership teams
  • Establishing credibility with and earning the trust of key project teams
  • Establishing and implementing project plans for key strategic initiatives, building internal capabilities and supporting the annual strategy review process

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate should have 7+ years of strategy/strategic planning/consulting experience gained through experience with a strategy consultancy and/or corporation. A bachelor's degree is required; and an MBA is strongly desired.


  • Advanced strategic and decision making framework capabilities including hypothesis design, complex issue identification, problem solving approaches, decision frameworks; ability to design and lead complex strategy analyses
  • Advanced quantitative and analytical skills
  • Advanced ability to synthesize complex data and insights into meaningful conclusions and recommendations
  • Advanced ability to structure documents to effectively communicate with senior management and drive alignment and decision making
  • Ability synthesize marketplace insights from various sources to develop strategic direction operating priorities
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional teams
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple priorities given aggressive timelines; comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment

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