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Strategic Planning Advisor in Lansing, MI at AF Group

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

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SUMMARY:

The Strategic Planning Advisor is responsible for managing functions related to annual and long-term strategic planning including but not limited to research, development, assessment, and implementation of various corporate strategies. This position partners closely with key stakeholders, providing enterprise-wide strategic initiative support by managing the selection, evaluation and recommendation of conceptual business plans, models and products to determine the best fit for the organization. They also facilitate alignment and approval of initiatives with executives, shareholders, and Board of Directors.

The Strategic Planning Advisor is responsible for operating in the capacity of trusted advisor to executive leadership and other business leaders. This position will work on many of the company's critical business needs and will work across the organization to develop and assess creative solutions and recommendations.

The position requires an understanding of multiple perspectives of corporate business, operational issues and their impact to the division and broader enterprise. It must exercise broad discretion and judgment in the acquisition of information and dissemination of the same. Make final decisions on team recommendations to company senior leadership, up to and including the President in association with business stakeholders and executive sponsors.



RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

  • Lead the enterprise-wide strategic planning process for both annual and long-term plans including collaboration with business leads and communication/coordination across multiple functions
  • Develop presentations on strategies for all levels of the organization in an effort to educate, gain approvals or track progress; including board presentations, executive summits, town hall and other employee meetings.
  • Lead the business through strategy development to execution including managing projects and cross-functional resources that support the initiatives.
  • Create project deliverables including various written communications such as concept proposals, business plans, executive level summaries, and presentations for the executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a key resource and thought partner to enterprise leadership by aligning, engaging, leading, and making significant contributions and/or influencing highly visible projects of strategic importance to the organization.
  • Perform market intelligent research to better understand the organization and its customers while keeping abreast of industry trends, competition and changes in the market to help guide strategic planning, initiative implementation and improvements.
  • Develop and evaluate market research, analysis, pro formas, budgets, work plans, etc. that support strategic plans and identify gaps, sensitivities, and risks.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report performance against achieving strategic initiatives through monthly, quarterly, and annual scorecard updates.
  • Create trend analysis while maintaining historical data to utilize for comparative analysis by building charts, graphs, tables, and written narratives based on data and analysis.
  • Interact regularly with enterprise executives and senior management.
  • Develop and maintain relevant procedures and directions.
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Mentor project research teams and division leadership in the utilization of best practices, as well as plan development and analysis, risk, scope and budget management.
  • Manage vendor relationships and direct the work of teams sourced to various projects/systems.

This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.

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