• Director Corporate Strategy

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Brand/Group
    Corporate Strategy
    Job Function
    Business Strategy
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    10
    Type
    Full Time
  • General Function

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    Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

     

    As the Director, Corporate Strategy, you will lead an internal team focused on driving enterprise growth and continuing our Transformation efforts.  Key responsibilities include leading critical enterprise wide growth initiatives and providing strategic support to Wolverine Worldwide and its portfolio of brands.

    Primary Duties

    • Be a key member of the leadership team focused on delivering transformative growth initiatives and defining our long-term strategy at the Enterprise and Brand level.
    • Champion WWW’s One Great Way, through establishing best practices and sharing them throughout the organization.
    • Create a structure/process/meeting cadence to continue the momentum of the Wolverine Worldwide Transformation Initiative and initiate new enterprise wide workstreams, initiatives & strategic projects.
    • Partner with Brands as they develop & deliver their Brand Growth Models.
    • Lead / participate in cross-functional special project teams that identify, evaluate, and analyze critical strategic priorities and/or issues. 
    • Develop & lead strategic recommendations through applying analytical frameworks, strategic business models & tools, or through quantitative data analysis
    • Create persuasive and effective deliverables, including reports, spreadsheets, presentations and other outputs to communicate findings and progress
    • Build effective working relationships with Senior Leaders and Teams across the organization to produce joint recommendations on policies, strategic issues and new initiatives.
    • Be an organization thought leader through keeping up to date on developments in industry, competitor developments, consumer trends, and general marketplace conditions that impact our performance.
    • Collaborate on corporate & portfolio growth initiatives including M&A, integration, and divestiture efforts.
    • Lead team of five, which will include three associates hired as part of the new Wolverine Worldwide MBA Program. 
    • Perform duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
    • Perform other duties as required/assigned by manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • At least 10 years of professional experience.  Experience in business strategy development within a large organization or consultancy preferred
    • MBA and Bachelor's Degree required.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex business data (financial, consumer, economic, etc.) to develop compelling recommendations & presentations
    • Wolverine Worldwide experience and/or footwear / apparel industry knowledge a plus


    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

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