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A diversified utilities company is looking to add a Director to their Corporate Strategy group. The group is comprised of former consultants from top-tier strategy firms, investment bankers, finance professionals, and recent MBA graduates. The Director of Corporate Strategy will lead multi-disciplinary teams tackling key strategic initiatives across all business units. This group also has a strong track record of moving team members into business leadership roles within the company.
The Director of Corporate Strategy will be responsible for:
  • Understanding industry trends and their implications for the business by assessing the impact of new technologies on the company’s operations and bottom line
  • Analyzing the value and the risks of major capital investments, developing the long-term technology investment strategy, and supporting corporate-level M&A activity
  • Driving efforts to transform operations, through cost and rate benchmarking and leading efforts to improve productivity and work management processes in the operating businesses
  • Facilitating senior management’s strategic planning process, including the preparation of the annual strategic Board offsite discussions
  • The Director of Corporate Strategy will have:
  • Six to ten years’ overall experience, ideally at least four years in a top-tier management consultancy
  • MBA or a master’s degree/PhD in a relevant field from a top-tier university preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to generate and consider strategic alternatives within the overall context of the business
  • The interpersonal sensitivity, awareness, maturity, and confidence to gain the unequivocal acceptance and support of executive management
  • A desire to champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts who embraces diverse people, ideas, and experiences