Fort Mill, SC
The Strategy Manager is responsible for the following: Creating the DPS Division's strategic plan for a business segment. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with all initiative sponsors (for example, senior management) and stakeholders (for example, end users and suppliers). Driving the execution of multiple business plans and initiatives. Driving the execution of multiple large innovation experiments with minimal guidance. Ensuring business needs are being met. Promoting and supporting company policies, procedures, mission, vision, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. Providing leadership and up-to-date expertise to Digital Products and Services Division executives, product leaders and managers on emerging technologies and competitive intelligence. Providing assistance with supervision and development opportunities for associates. Assisting in the management of third-party vendors. Creatively identifying consumer and business partner needs and jobs to be done. The Strategy Manager is responsible for identifying strategic opportunities to drive our business across the entire organization's value chain, foster internal and external collaboration, and partner with leadership to drive key initiatives. Ultimately, the Strategy Manager is to assist in transforming the face of technology within the Digital Products and Services team members who are responsible for securely managing information systems throughout their lifecycle, including knowing what information systems are within their scope of responsibility, understanding what sensitive data is stored, transmitted, or processed on those information systems, enforcing the security principles of least privilege and least functionality, knowing what events may constitute a cybersecurity incident, and understanding their role in security incident response activities
Additional Skills/Requirements (preferred)
• Minimum one year experience in strategic planning. Minimum one year experience managing information technology transformation and change programs. Minimum one year experience working across divisions or global business units. Minimum two years’ experience executing large-scale initiatives with strategic deliverables. Minimum two years’ experience presenting to an executive level audience. Master's degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, or related field. Proven ability to communicate business concepts through effective storytelling
• Leadership: Provides operational leadership and guidance for all core processes. Embraces change necessary to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness and creates an environment for change/transition by empowering leaders and staff. Utilizes appropriate decision making strategy: command, consultative, or consensus. Demonstrates leadership skills including problem solving, delegation, and time management/organization. Identifies and facilitates removal of barriers identified that exist and impede established goals. Assist on a broad range of forward-looking initiatives that help answer key operating model questions for the company. Identifies and facilitates removal of barriers identified that exist and impede established goals. Develops stretch objectives and accepts responsibility for accomplishing them within agreed-upon boundaries.
• Quality Improvement: Provides oversight for process improvement. Conducts and engages leaders and staff in rapid-cycle strategy testing. Identifies appropriate processes, which includes prioritizing key issues, directing resources, and developing metrics to measure achievement. Maintains flexibility in involving others, negotiating agreements, and breaking down silos to achieve optimal, timely results. Research and mine data, perform complex analysis, and apply strategic thinking to support decisions, to clearly articulate issues that have the largest impact on the business. Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in metrics and data analytic programs and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans. Create a suite of self-service tools/dashboards to empower teams.
• Communication: Creates an environment that supports and respects diversity to promote creative problem solving. Communicates the value of activities within the organization and community to gain cooperation and collaborative partnerships. Values employee engagement and employee satisfaction. Connects the dots for staff by communicating how the department fits into the organization and its relationship with internal and external resources, risks, goals and expectations. Consistently models the Mission, Vision and Values. Actively communicates and engages staff to improve systems. Ensures timely delivery of information delivered to appropriate audience. Partner with cross functional teams to develop business models, opportunities, and strategy recommendations to support the Senior Director on executive-level presentations.