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Strategy Director

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Location: Deerfield, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2019

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Job Description


The Opportunity:

The Strategy & Planning team works with business leaders across the global enterprise, advising specific Divisions or Segments. As a proven business strategy leader, reporting to the Global Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, you will work across our organization at a global level, leveraging your business strategy consultancy experience to lead teams on specific projects. You'll  provide strategic consulting and oversight to the execution of the company strategy, with emphasis on using the O&E Model to drive decision-making that creates improvement in company performance. You will provide strategic leadership to the most impactful projects and corporate processes that pertain to positioning Caterpillar for long-term success. You will have the passion to grow your career at Caterpillar and either step into larger roles in our Enterprise team or leadership career tracks within one of our many business segments.  

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading a portfolio of the most impactful projects and corporate processes that pertain to positioning Caterpillar for long-term success
  • Structuring and solving business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues
  • Developing rigorous, fact based, quantitative analysis to support recommendations, ensuring strategic and financial soundness and alignment for any recommendations
  • Working closely with cross-functional and segment management teams on strategic projects, bringing timely and useful insight and analytical support
  • Communicating recommendations to senior management, other executive, functional, or regional staff and management in a clear, concise and impactful way
  • Providing continuous coaching and training to strategy teams across different segments
  • Developing business cases in support of M&A and asset acquisition targets as required
  • Providing support in establishing and executing an annual strategic planning process with the Executive team, business units and functions
  • Developing formal documentation of Corporate Strategy processes, as well as process monitoring and improvement


Basic Qualifications:

  • An MBA or graduate degree in business, finance or engineering is required
  • At least 4 years experience with a top tier strategy consulting firm (e.g. Bain & Company, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group / BCG, Accenture Strategy)
  • Proven experience leading client engagements and project teams focused on business strategy (not operational strategy projects)
  • Expert level of strategic analysis, problem solving, business acumen and governance background
  • A global background and global mentality.
  • A professional degree or certification requiring several years of full-time study after a college degree
  • An estimated 7-10+ years of progressively responsible job-related experience are typically required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Experience from a top strategy consulting firm combined with experience implementing strategy into action (either as part of that work or in a corporate setting)
  • Ability to set bold goals, strategies to achieve those goals, and turn strategies into action
  • Exceptional leadership and networking skills
  • Ability to be futuristic and proactive
  • Comfort/ability for travel needs
  • Ability to build consensus
  • Ability to simplify complex information and develop clear communications and presentation materials to a variety of audiences
  • Executive presence/comfort with command of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

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Nov 24, 2019


United States