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Manager, Corporate Strategy

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Date: 06-Aug-2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Purolator

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Job Description

The Corporate Strategy & Development team at Purolator works on the company’s most critical growth initiatives.  The team operates as an internal consulting team and focuses on strategy planning and development, industry / market thought leadership, internal and external ventures, and supports critical governance mechanisms.

 

The Manager, Corporate Strategy will support a number of projects including strategy planning, market intelligence and insights, competitive analysis, functional program design, data modelling and Board reporting.  Reporting to the Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, this role is a highly visible position that interacts with Purolator’s most senior leaders and will play a critical role in defining and supporting Purolator’s growth ambition and future direction.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a wide range of strategy projects by structuring complex business problems, synthesizing relevant data, and delivering actionable recommendations.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the leadership team on the external environment and its impact on Purolator (today and in the future) by articulating a point of view on market trends, competitor activity, and potential ecosystem game-changers.
  • Support the annual Strategic Planning process, working closely with functional business leaders to define priorities, challenge thinking, and guide the process to arrive at a comprehensive strategic plan for Purolator.
  • Support C-suite leadership on critical governance mechanisms, including preparing for quarterly Board meetings and other support on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration across the business, ensuring corporate functions are aligned to Purolator’s strategy, priorities, and financial expectations.
  • Facilitate large scale meetings and workshops to support problem solving and functional strategy development activities.
  • Act as a liaison and representative for the Corporate Strategy team to articulate the company’s vision and direction to other functional units, teams and peers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and / or advanced degree (e.g. MBA, CFA, CPA) in a business management / commerce discipline
  • 4-6 years relevant experience at a management consulting firm or in an internal strategy / analytical / corporate development role working closely with senior management
  • Courier, transportation and / or logistics experience is desired
  • Experience preparing detailed financial models and working with complex financial information
  • Exceptional personal initiative and good judgment; desire to succeed in a demanding and entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to learn new concepts, processes, and businesses quickly in order to solve problems and produce high-quality output, sometimes in short timeframes
  • Ability to think horizontally / laterally and to effectively collaborate and communicate with stakeholders in all areas of the business
  • Confidence and presence to engage with senior business leaders
  • Strong presentation skills to effectively deliver complex, data-driven insights
  • Proven project management capabilities; comfortable working under demanding deadlines and producing key senior executive deliverables
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience driving an annual strategic planning processes is a plus
  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel

 

 

POSTING DETAILS
Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Reports to: Director, Corporate Strategy
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Purolator values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to www.purolator.com.

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.


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