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Director of Strategy

United Parcel Service | ATLANTA GA 30328 USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/11/2019

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UPS is seeking an experienced and dynamic Director of Strategy to set the long-term direction of their assigned business unit(s) and/or function(s) with the Vice President of Strategy and the planning teams. He/She conducts analysis in their areas of responsibility to understand the market situation, its' competitive landscape, customer needs, and UPS capabilities. Based on these trends, he/she identifies both organic and inorganic opportunities (e.g., partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, etc.). This position provides the project management life cycle of initiative(s). In addition to the business unit(s) and/or functional strategies, he/she monitors key strategic initiatives. The Director of Strategy may manage others.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supports process and ensures alignment with business units and/or functions
  • Reviews progress with corporate strategy and planning teams while suggesting improvements
  • Provides input into semi-annual off-site strategy meetings with Management Committee
  • Leverages corporate strategic imperatives to identify specific opportunities
  • Provides fact based strategic insights to the support derived strategic direction
  • Provides input into strategic direction for business units and/or functions with the Vice President, Corporate Strategy and planning teams
  • Develops growth strategies that are aligned with UPS's key areas of strategic investment
  • Identifies screening of potential acquisition candidates
  • Interacts with key strategic initiative owners
  • Represents UPS at various external events as a speaker, panel member or active participant
  • Manages resources and people processes (e.g., Performance Management, Career Development, Succession Planning, Salary Administration, Training, Staffing, etc.) to ensure the day to day administration of processes and formal procedures
  • Identifies individual and team skill gaps and developmental opportunities (e.g., training, special assignments, projects, etc.) to facilitate individual and team development

Knowledge and Skills

  • Synthesizes information and facts to draw supported conclusions and insights; demonstrates logic, rationality, and objectivity in drawing conclusions, defining solution options and decision making
  • Monitors the business need to identify any changes; breaks the business down into smaller components to better prioritize where attention should be focused; identifies related business needs; knowledgeable about what information to look at to make an assessment; demonstrates a thorough understanding of the business' long-term needs; creates solutions designed to fit current and future needs
  • Anticipates industry, financial, and global trends impacting UPS and customers' organizations; identifies strategic recommendations based on anticipated trends; uses detailed understanding of customers' functions, structures, and business models to make supply chain recommendations
  • Assesses the impact of regulatory actions under consideration and identifies appropriate action plans, leveraging the work of Public Affairs; translates technology developments into issues and opportunities for UPS
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of business requirements or critical elements of a complex problem; develops creative, feasible, and integrated solutions that address multiple aspects of complex business problems
  • Identifies cultural issues that may impact business needs or customer solutions; applies cultural sensitivity when interacting with others outside one's own geography; leverages cultural awareness to address challenges when operating across different geographical areas; stays current on global and cultural trends
  • Demonstrates the ability to use negotiation techniques in less complex situations; recognizes the potential impact of negotiation proceedings on the business; gains consensus from involved parties
  • Develops project management plans and leads the implementation for basic projects of short duration requiring limited coordination and resources; supports initiatives with well-defined project needs and cross-functional roles/responsibilities throughout the project life cycle; manages minimal organizational resistance to cross-functional project demands; employs project management tools and technology (e.g., Microsoft Project, Program Management Group website, etc.) appropriately
  • Identifies and evaluates risks; determines and applies appropriate risk treatment(s)
  • Master's Degree (or internationally comparable degree) - Preferred

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Location ATLANTA, GA, 30328, United States
Categories Business Management/Consulting

Location Maptop

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