Strategic Planning Director

US-MI-Troy
Requisition ID
2017-1208
# of Openings
1
Category
Business Development

Overview

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Strategic Planning Director

 

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We're developing our people, the heart of SRG Global, into the next generation of leaders. Their passions and values built the foundation upon which we continue to grow. They drive us to take action and create value for customers, stakeholders, and society.

 

We embrace individual entrepreneurship and strive to deliver smart solutions to our customers and consumers. We have strong roots and a clear vision for the future. Join us, find your place at SRG Global. In all we do, we go Beyond the finish™.

 

The Business Development group at SRG Global headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an experienced professional with a passion for developing and leading the execution of sustainable business strategies for a global manufacturing business.  

 

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that requires both strategic and tactical aptitude but primarily focuses on strategic initiatives. The role will work across the global organization and will be responsible for gaining support of recommended strategic directions in a competitive atmosphere. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with all levels in the organization.

Responsibilities

Develop go-to-market strategies on identified growth initiatives.

  • With commercial, engineering and business development teams use knowledge sharing of customer prioritization, vehicle & segment trends and understanding of Voice of Customer.
  • With Advanced Engineering team use understanding of SRG Global innovation strategies that provide solutions to industry megatrends by developing specific actions to go-to-market

Lead cross-functional collaboration with commercial, engineering, purchasing, operations and business development teams.

  • Responsible to identify and recommend solution(s) to gaps including, but not limited to:
    • Supplier agreements with engineering and purchasing
    • Strategic alliances, joint ventures and/or Joint Development Agreements with engineering and purchasing
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Customer base expansion with Commercial Excellence
    • Organic growth investments including new plants and/or capabilities

Act as an entrepreneur that drives action.

  • Lead the analysis to define SRG Global position in markets with customers and versus competition to support recommendations.
  • With global commercial and business development teams use knowledge sharing of customer footprint needs versus SRG Global footprint / gaps.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated results in strategic planning, business development and/or venture related responsibilities
  • Financial acumen, particularly in strategic decision making and venture related analysis
  • Automotive Industry experience in strategic planning or ventures activities
  • Ability to take initiative with minimal guidance but collaborative in business approach
  • Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills within cross functional teams across multiple regions
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or similar area required, MBA in finance or related field preferred
  • International business experience a plus
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Travel 20-30% domestically and internationally (specific projects may require additional travel for periods of time)
  • Virtue aligned to SRG Global culture

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