• Director Corporate Strategy

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


    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 defining & implementing Wolverine Worldwide’s long term strategy at the Enterprise & Brand level and driving transformative growth initiatives. Key responsibilities include driving the annual Strategic Growth Plan process, leading key initiatives related to our global growth agenda, and participating in M&A initiatives. 

    Primary Duties

    • Drive the annual Strategic Growth Plan process through partnering with the Brands and Functional Areas to identify key strategic initiatives and to build compelling business cases
    • Identify, evaluate, and drive transformative growth initiatives at the portfolio, operating group, and brand level through partnership with business leaders 
    • Drive the adoption and optimization of the Brand Growth Model through partnership with the Brands
    • Collaborate on M&A initiatives including whitespace mapping, target identification, due diligence, integration efforts.
    • Develop & lead strategic recommendations through applying analytical frameworks, strategic business models & tools and quantitative data analysis
    • Create persuasive and effective deliverables, including presentations, reports, and other outputs to communicate findings and progress
    • Champion WWW’s One Great Way, through establishing best practices and sharing them throughout the organization.
    • Be an organization thought leader through keeping up to date on developments in industry, competitor developments, consumer trends, and general marketplace conditions
    • Coach and develop manager / analyst level team members
    • 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 progressive professional experience.  Experience in business strategy development within a large organization or consultancy preferred
    • MBA and Bachelor's Degree required.
    • Experience in retail, footwear / apparel, or consumer products
    • Strategic and creative approach to problem solving 
    • Proven track record of executing initiatives and delivering measurable impact
    • Ability to influence, gain credibility, and partner across all levels of the organization
    • Management experience which includes building, leading, and coaching a team of direct reports
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

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



    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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