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Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy

Velocity Resource Group Berwyn Full-Time
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Company Overview: A Confidential $16BIL+ Electronics Manufacturer

As a member of the Corporate Strategy team, you will help shape Our Client’s portfolio composition and competitive strategy by being an advisor to the CEO and the General Managers.  The Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy will work directly with Directors of Corporate Strategy to create shareholder value by helping address the most important strategic questions across, including:

  • Support the Business Segments and Business Units in developing strategies that drive above-market organic and inorganic growth, working closely with leadership to ensure both cross-functional involvement and real-time input as the external environment (e.g., technology, customer needs, regulations, competitors, etc.) evolves.
  • Manage projects to help identify new growth platforms, growth opportunities within business units, and across businesses – through the identification of attractive market spaces, determining what it takes to win, assessing competitive position and business models, and then helping the organizing to align on the strategic direction and execution plan
  • Ensure that the business strategies he/she develops clearly articulate the business choices, are well-defined, lay out talent and resource requirements, and are implementable
  • Successful strategy delivery should result in industry-leading growth and profit margins.
  • Identify, synthesize and communicate key trends across industries, segments, regions, and competitors.
  • Help support the strategic planning process and deepen strategic capabilities in the organization.
  • Support research and analysis for identifying and assessing inorganic opportunities.
  • Drive change – designing and implementing projects to execute on strategic objectives
  • Support and enhance talent management for the strategy organization, including talent acquisition, development, and retention objectives

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Assist in strategy development that enables the organization to frame and make critical strategic decisions to profitably grow and defend the business.  Help the organization to refine its “where to play” and “how to win” choices to drive growth, improve profitability, and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Lead joint Corporate and BU teams in solving complex business problems using a hands-on hypothesis-driven approach:
    • Provide project management and thought leadership to project teams
    • Guide and coach project team members in using a hypothesis-driven approach
    • Lead from the front by taking on complex workstreams and providing hands-on support, including serving in an individual contributor capacity when required
    • Develop project deliverables and executive presentation documents
    • Lead primary and secondary research
    • Frame discussion of findings and recommendations
    • Become a trusted advisor to BU, Segment, and Corporate leadership

Responsibilities (cont.)

 

  • Support to the successful development and deployment of the annual strategy development process
    • Contribute to the development of a robust strategic plan for our client given their current market/business conditions and provide feedback to the business units and functions
    • Provide strategic expertise to Segment and BU Strategy and Finance leaders
    • Help to problem solve our client’s 5-year financial outlook with the CEO, CFO, and SVP of Strategy
    • Help monitor progress deploying our client’s strategic plans and identify major strategic changes over a prior year using metrics, roadmaps, dashboards & actual financials
  • Partner with Finance colleagues to understand the financial impact of strategic decisions and drive greater strategic focus down into individual businesses.  Help the businesses identify and develop plans to close gaps between business aspirations and current strategic plans and capabilities.
  • Support to the successful development and deployment of the annual strategy development process
    • Contribute to the development of a robust strategic plan for our client’s current market/business conditions and provide feedback to the business units and functions
    • Provide strategic expertise to Segment and BU Strategy and Finance leaders
    • Help to problem solve our client’s 5-year financial outlook with the CEO, CFO, and SVP of Strategy
    • Help monitor progress deploying strategic plans and identify major strategic changes over a prior year using metrics, roadmaps, dashboards & actual financials
  • Partner with Finance colleagues to understand the financial impact of strategic decisions and drive greater strategic focus down into individual businesses.  Help the businesses identify and develop plans to close gaps between business aspirations and current strategic plans and capabilities.

Responsibilities (cont.)

 

  • Selectively assist Our Client’s businesses in:
    • Identifying, analyzing, and resolving important strategic issues facing the different business units
    • Developing timely, well-informed analysis of technology, regulations, competition (both existing and emerging).  Anticipate likely changes and assess the strategic and economic impact of changes on today and over next (a) 5-10 years and (b) 10-20 years
    • Developing and documenting a deep understanding of different customer segments and their associated needs.  Ensure segmentation is robust, actionable, and simple for the business to understand.
    • Analyzing industry structure, business models, competitive dynamics, and market attractiveness and its likely evolution to inform strategy development and priority setting
    • Bringing expertise and techniques (e.g., scenario planning, wargaming) designed to identify and make better decisions under uncertainty. Understand and quantify its impact across all business assumptions
    • Identifying the impact of changes in the external environment on strategy & determine potential courses of action.
    • Identifying and assessing inorganic opportunities – acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, alliances, licensing relationships, etc.
    • Assist in the synthesis of businesses strategic priorities and building the execution plans

Responsibilities (cont.)

 

  • Support large-scale change projects
    • Design and implement change projects to execute on strategic objectives
    • Lead program management office, implementing a structure to help ensure the targeted changes will be implemented and embedded in the organization
    • Manage cross-functional, often virtual, teams – to maintain steady progress, coordinating workstreams
    • Engage senior stakeholders across the business to help steer the direction and resolve issues
  • Perform other job-related duties as needed

Job Requirements

 

  • Problem Solving, Analytics, Work Structure and Management, and Communications
    • Ability to structure and solve complex problems using a hypothesis-driven approach
    • Ability to structure work, manage strategy projects, and provide thought leadership to the team members
    • Proficient in creating value through the application of advanced data analytics
    • Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to synthesize and effectively communicate key messages
    • Excellent active listening skills
  • Thought leadership and business expertise
    • A strategy practitioner with a track record of problem solving
    • Deep expertise in one or more business strategy and/or operations strategy areas
    • Ability to architect and create strategy tools, frameworks, and processes

Job Requirements (cont.)

 

  • People, Teamwork and Leadership
    • Strong executive presence; not through arrogance, rather collaboration and influencing
    • High cross-cultural awareness
    • A strong, humble leader
    • Orientation towards people development, tailoring projects and work priorities to help nurture talent and extended through regular coaching and feedback
    • A team player able to work with and through others with the ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
    • Being hands-on, staying connected to the ongoing strategy deployment and helping manage implementation when necessary
    • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
    • Strong relationship builder
  • Passion and Drive
    • Drive to create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future
    • Passion for technology
    • Curiosity to ask probing questions and make discoveries
    • Drive to find the right answer
    • Commitment to excellence, ensuring objectives are met and delivered on-time

Experience

 

  • 6+ years of cumulative business experience. 2+ years in a major top tier General Management Consulting Firm, with a focus on high tech or diversified industrials clients
  • Individual should be a strategy practitioner well versed in the theory and tools of strategy formulation as well as the practical implementation of strategy within a complex organization
  • Well-honed understanding of the key levers to deliver superior and consistent total shareholder return (TSR)
  • Operational track record of dealing with strategic business issues including microeconomics, industry structure, operations strategy, and finance
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle – with experience applying these skills in managing teams and leading projects
  • International experience is a plus but is not required.

Travel

  • Willingness to travel 10-20% based on business demand.  Travel is typically infrequent.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MBA or another advanced degree from a top program is highly preferred

Skills required

Business Development
Negotiation
Provide Service
Customer Retention
Utilize Passion
Develop Opportunity

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