Director of Strategy & Business Initiatives
Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Our client, a manufacturing company along the West Michigan Lakeshore area, is currently looking for a Director of Strategy to join their team.
The successful candidate will directly support the Business Unit President by managing the development process and execution of business unit strategy.
This role will serve as the primary responsible SPA to coordinate, prepare, and deliver updates on business unit initiatives to Group Executives.
Serves as main interface with Investor Relations group, preparing and responding to all requests, inquiries, and reporting.
Responsible to coordinate all standard reporting for the BU for and EPS initiatives as Earnings Sustainability Program, Degrees, of Implementation and other similar programs.
Lead review meetings to verify and refine presentations in preparation for BUP review. May lead presentations at request of BUP.
Lead all external and internal executive and customer visit planning including strategy, agenda, and presentation development. Coordinate customer visits and prepare presentations with internal BU teams.
Communicates with senior executives to make strategic decisions for BU and supports or leads development of selected courses of action.
Supports various BU leads in developing specific business plans and strategies; supports BU annual planning process.
Coordinates with EPS Leadership to align BU strategy with the overall and EPS strategy and plan(s).
Supports BUP by coordinating, preparing, and leading strategy or planning sessions to address business needs and developments.
Provides leadership to projects that are cross-organizational and strategic in nature.
Helps evaluate/re-evaluate ongoing initiatives and recommend corrective action.
Leads and works on multiple work streams and manages projects while providing clear thinking and hands-on guidance to cross functional team members in a collaborative work environment.
Must display passion for executing deliverables and programs that are of the highest quality and fully sport the company' s strategy and are in line with leadership expectations.
Bachelor s Degree required.
Minimum 7 years of experience with large-scale project management, strategic planning, and/or consulting
A strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute logical analysis to drive toward key decisions.
Experience coordinating and leading strategy sessions.
Expert power point and presentation development skills.
Highly developed verbal, written, and presentation skills; ability to tailor messaging for various audiences and stakeholders
Ability to function effectively and influence the highest levels of leadership within the organization.
Ability to manage multiple strategy projects in a fast paced, intense, results-oriented environment.
Self-starter comfortable with uncertainty and willingness to take risks.
Understanding of new products/technologies/industries desirable (additive manufacturing, composite materials).
Strong leadership skills - team building, mentoring, and managing diverse and virtual teams.