Director, Strategic Initiatives Job Description

Director, Strategic Initiatives Job Description

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Director, strategic initiatives provides support for growth initiatives in the areas of organization design, change management/communications and other transformation support.

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Identify and assess business development opportunities (partnerships, channels, M&A )
Development of CAD methodologies to ensure compliance with IIA standards and increasing industry and regulatory standards
Implementation of and adherence to CAD methodologies across CAD
Strategic Planning for the Professional Practice Centre and Corporate Audit
Assist in the preparation of the Annual Plan
Develop and monitor key metrics on a monthly basis
Prepare monthly reporting to Finance of financial status of Corporate Audit
Prepare the annual forecast against Plan
Help prepare the Performance Tracker
Leadership Team Meeting Support as necessary

Director, Strategic Initiatives Qualifications

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Skills for Director, Strategic Initiatives

Desired skills for director, strategic initiatives include:

Common organization-
Organizational principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data
Research-specific and other computer application programs
Theory and practice of qualitative and quantitative academic assessment in higher education
Wealth management
Bank products
Business needs and current challenges and using an agile model for Strategic Initiatives
Commercial banking
Competitive environment
Design

Desired experience for director, strategic initiatives includes:

Partner with the Global Head in the development of a medium to long term succession planning program for the Change Management team
Experience running complex programs and projects, preferably leading a project management office
Strategic, analytical, systems thinker who consistently challenges the status quo and constructively challenges the team to aim for higher ground
Ability to work well in a diverse, cross functional team environment
Personal commitment to product management discipline and best practices
Hands-on, entrepreneurial and nimble, while also able to navigate a global matrix environment

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Director, Strategic Initiatives Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of director, strategic initiatives. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for director, strategic initiatives
  • Liaise directly with the Managing Director and/or Leadership Team on day-to-day issues along with special projects, taking initiative to identify opportunities/problems, investigate and analyze, recommend solutions and structure follow through
  • Represent Corporate Audit on Enterprise wide initiatives
  • Prepares/assembles materials
  • Understand the current organizational environment in relation to specific change initiatives and their alignment to other initiatives to ensure overall fit and to identify the impacts on financial processes
  • Model and lead change
  • Coordinate financial governance and attestation reporting, providing advice on financial governance issues
  • Oversee the Learning and Development team in Corporate Audit
  • Lead the gathering and vetting of requirements for medium and large sized projects
  • Organize and work with various Capital Markets and Enterprise IT teams in delivering transformational process change
  • Future Leadership opportunities as program grows
Qualifications for director, strategic initiatives
  • Continually challenge the status quo
  • Influencing, conflict resolution, managing complex and sensitive issues, understanding dynamics
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field
  • PMP, Lean Six Sigma, or similar certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role with responsibilities for strategy and communications within an entrepreneurial business environment
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship building skills
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Our company is hiring for a director, strategic initiatives. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, strategic initiatives
  • The Associate Director will staff the Associate Dean at meetings with department chairs, faculty and senior managers in order to provide seamless communications
  • Achieves a strong working knowledge of top GSD prospects
  • Manages key research projects that support new fund raising initiatives
  • Provides strategic support to Associate Dean and Director of Development on the management of the Campaign Executive Committees and the appropriate subcommittees
  • Serves as liaison to University Development Office Campaign Team and provides them with accurate campaign reports fulfills briefing requests and talking points for President, Provost and other University leadership
  • In conjunction with VP Strategic Growth Initiatives, define and drive the strategy to facilitate future global expansion
  • Conduct analysis of EI’s current new country entry approach and develop deep understanding of the issues and build hypotheses and potential solutions for future success
  • Develop strong relationships with senior leaders across the organization and maintain strong partnership with key functions
  • Build high quality presentations, reports to provide business insights and analysis to key stakeholders – including business overview, strategic development, opportunity assessment and overall performance
  • Closely monitor, review and analyse the competitive landscape for APAC (and others) and provide recommendations to the VP and EI Leadership to facilitate decision making
Qualifications for director, strategic initiatives
  • Advanced consulting skills with the ability to distill a problem quickly into actionable priorities and drive towards action in a straightforward, easy to understand way
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with ability to influence at all levels and build bridges
  • Ability to earn the trust/respect of the Executive Management team and lead through influence
  • Expert presentation, written and verbal communication skills which brings clarity and precision to decision-making forums
  • Ability to think creatively and continually looking for new ways to improve processes and performance
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-tier undergraduate program
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of director, strategic initiatives. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for director, strategic initiatives
  • Business case development and strategic analysis
  • Implementation and project management of new ideas
  • Work with senior leaders (both department and Conifer) to develop ideas and move appropriate
  • New strategy and management idea development and generation
  • Indirect responsibility for entire operating budget of Conifer
  • Act as main point of contact with business/function and IT stakeholders and responsible for recommendation that is aligned with Enterprise Risk’s objectives
  • Identify, establish and maintain strategic relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders
  • Develop competencies and skillsets to keep up-to-date with emerging trends and practices
  • Lead delivery of the Biopharma Strategy Development (SD) process for the Oncology GBF partnering with the GPS organization, brand teams, and other key stakeholders to support long-term resource allocation
  • Identify and drive key strategic projects as a part of our overall strategic framework in order to enhance short and long term business performance
Qualifications for director, strategic initiatives
  • Experience implementing change management, including both the technical process management of change and the culture and engagement strategies to successfully achieve the change
  • Have previous experience in a public/client facing organization
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed team environment and to collaborate across lines of business and functions
  • Ability to provide guidance and influence at the highest levels of an organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional acumen
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a director, strategic initiatives. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for director, strategic initiatives
  • Provide subject matter expertise around the design, development and packaging of re-usable ecommerce components and services that could be easily leverage across the system
  • Translate the oncology franchise strategy and supporting initiatives into measurable outcomes and monitor performance across those outcomes
  • Act as a Project Leader for process innovation/change management initiatives aimed at clarifying and streamlining internal processes and working practices
  • Supports management with operating reviews to monitor our performance against the strategy and our key initiatives
  • Apply in-depth understanding of how the different sub-functions
  • Develop the global Medical Affairs (MA) technology strategy/roadmap and manage implementation and steady state operations including systems/technologies to enable business vision (anticipating future needs)/capabilities and performance in SL Engagement, Medical Information, Local Data Generation (LDG) Activities and LDG Publications, Patient Programs, GMA Communication Platform
  • Develop and manage the global MA compliance operations capability to provide “one-view” of compliance to Sr
  • Ensures the right initiatives are undertaken and the benefits are being fully realized throughout the enterprise
  • Provides leadership for Business / IT governance structure
  • The key result areas are project strategy/planning, communication and change management, and continuous improvement performance management
Qualifications for director, strategic initiatives
  • Knowledgeable of MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel and other applicable software
  • Ability to travel to support business needs
  • Helping to refine Governance and Operational Structure for Programs and Projects
  • Manage projects/portfolio to plan
  • Manage the project spend within approved budget
  • Plan and manage internal and external project resources to ensure delivery of project outputs within agreed parameters
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of director, strategic initiatives. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for director, strategic initiatives
  • Develop and embed the customer Insights and Innovation capability as a strategic capability in support of both our customer facing and internal functions and processes
  • Ensure coordination between the regions, functions (Oncology, Vaccines, General Medicine) to drive consistency in approach and implementation and develop mechanisms/forums for best practice sharing around the world
  • For GMA transformational initiatives generate innovative approaches to measure the effectiveness of the project at regional and local level
  • Creates a measurement system and/or tool to assess awareness, understanding, buy-in and support of change management activities
  • Develops a feedback mechanism at strategic touch points to facilitate open discussions of organizational improvement opportunities
  • Create and expand a global community of Innovations Champions/Practitioners that will be role models and drivers of change
  • Evaluate retail pharmacy, manufacturer and payor trends and insights to generate new product and program opportunities for the retail pharmacy segment
  • Develop business cases and roadmaps for new product opportunities and lead socialization effort throughout organization to secure prioritization and funding
  • Oversee the commercialization process for the retail segment
  • Build and leverage cross functional collaborative relationships to achieve shared sales and profit objectives
Qualifications for director, strategic initiatives
  • Support the execution and delivery of project management methodology and standards
  • Advanced degree in science or business is required
  • MBA or equivalent strongly desired
  • 6-8 years project management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing a global, matrix team with or without direct reports
  • Significant relevant experience in global intercultural cooperation
  • Therapeutic area expertise is strongly desirable

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