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Strategy Development Director

Company: McLane Company
Location: Temple
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Lead the development of McLane's overall organizational strategy and ventures. Guide and develop strategies focused on innovation and growth. Work with McLane leadership to define, evaluate, and plan a long-term enterprise strategy with the guidance of the Chief Strategy Officer. Establish and enable the organization's goal of being an agile, innovative, and unified supply chain partner that delivers a superior customer experience and improves the lives of our teammates and community, while producing best-in-class returns.


  • Serves as an advisor to the Chief Strategy Officer and executive business unit leaders, helping develop the company's strategies and M&A opportunities.
  • Leads cross-functional planning and development of business strategies the drive multi-year financial planning and budgeting processes.
  • Oversees and provides direction to multi-disciplinary teams in development of McLane's strategy, strategic roadmaps, and business cases.
  • Analyzes industry and market trends, competitors, growth opportunities and performance, market research, competitive analysis, company diligence, business improvement plans.
  • Oversees end to end approach for development and execution of strategic planning process in partnership with Chief Strategy Officer and other senior business leaders.
  • Defines and measures objectives and success metrics; evaluates ROI of long-term initiatives and business opportunities.
  • Assembles and delivers ongoing communication to key stakeholders at all levels around the strategic initiatives.
  • Provides critical thinking and influence by helping to link the company's strategic agenda to the resulting execution plan. Provides guidance and counsel in development of long-range plans involving strategy development, resource allocation, work plans, timelines, and financial outcomes.
  • Engages business unit leaders regarding requirements to deliver on strategies and partner to shape initial scope for change programs.
  • Drives end to end implementation of change programs across applicable disciplines (program management, process improvement, and change management).
  • Resolves conflicts by making decisions or negotiating with affected executive management.
  • Develops and mentors staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies.
  • Lead the development of operating models, structures, mechanisms, and processes that drive the effective execution of the enterprise strategy in a time of significant integration, transformation, and uncertain market conditions.
  • Understands and drives insights into the organization regarding strategic initiatives through data analytics.
  • Enables the adoption of a lean and agile work culture.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Master's degree, Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • 10+ years' experience in business strategy/roadmap creation and execution.
    • 7 or more years' experience leading, developing, implementing, and analyzing executive projects.
    • Experience collaborating with executive teams to develop, define and implement enterprise strategies required.
    • Experience evaluating potential acquisitions, partnerships, ventures for strategic alignment and financial success preferred.
    • Solid understanding of Sales, Operations, Supply Chain, Distribution, Transportation, and Business Development in multi-unit companies.
    • Ability to understand, interpret, and analyze financial statements and key P&L metrics.
    • Strong Business Acumen: Possess knowledge of how organizations operate and standard business processes.
    • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and listening
    • Critical thinking and ability to influence required.
      • Office environment
      • Travel of less than 15% will be required.
        Candidates may be subject to a background check and drug screen, in accordance with applicable laws.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Associated topics: commodity, inventory, material, meat, purchasing manager, raw material, supplier, supply chain, turnaround, warehouse

Keywords: McLane Company, Temple , Strategy Development Director, Executive , Temple, Texas

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