Strategic Analysis Manager

Greensboro, NC

Full-time position

SMART IT People has a full-time opportunity for a Strategic Analysis Manager in Greensboro, NC to be the owner of strategic analysis for a global truck manufacturer and is critical for extracting and analyzing customer needs for the purpose of driving strategy.  This position works in very close cooperation with the Manager of strategic planning and facilitation to identify opportunities in the current marketplace and identify new opportunities and risks with data. At the core of this position is asking the right questions, assembling the appropriate data and driving organization strategy with information.  This position will work across a multitude of projects with often urgent deadlines with deliverables to numerous stakeholders.  

 Critical Competencies


•Effective problem solving skills
•Leadership Skills
•Drive for results
•Strategic agility / innovation management
•Managing through systems / Process Management
•Learning on the fly
•Customer focus
•Ability to network and influence stakeholders in the organization


Ideal candidate will also have:


•Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Administration, MBA strongly preferred
•5 years experience in Strategic and commercial functions within the heavy truck, equipment or automotive industry
•Experience with dealer networks or channel partners
•Experience setting priorities with cross-functional and complex organizations
•Experience with extracting data from enterprise level systems and data warehouses
•Exceptional Microsoft Excel and data analysis skills
•Making Prioritization Decisions with Data
•Selling Ideas and Programs
•Change Facilitation


Job description:


•Lead effort to collect relevant market information from external and internal business intelligence sources to inform the organization on emerging trends and opportunities.

•Lead effort to synthesize the available data and drive decisions to maximize market share and profitability.

•Lead effort to effectively segment the market and customer base by application, needs, verticals to point the organization toward opportunity with data.

•Lead effort to quantify business cases and theses on forward looking business decisions.

•Work with product earnings governance leads to ensure decisions are well considered and take into account the long term profit picture

•Lead holistic thinking and modeling of decisions as they affect the entire value chain including new trucks, used trucks, parts, service, network development, finance and all BAs.

•Lead effort to deliver compelling and action provoking executive level management reporting.

•Collaborate with Manager of Strategic Planning and Facilitation to capture qualitative and quantitative information from stakeholders, ask the right questions and integrate available information into the decision making process.

•Leading through example by exhibiting and teaching exceptional problem solving skills.

•Participating and leading a wide variety of tasks from numerous senior stakeholders operating on critical deadlines.

To apply, please send your resume in MS Word format to alice@smart-itpeople.com with job title in subject line.