Pittsburgh, PA 15224
World’s largest supplier of promotional products, operating on five continents and selling to over 100 countries around the globe. With main offices in the US, Europe, Hong Kong, Canada and China, the company supplies a wide range of promotional, lifestyle and gift products to several hundred thousand companies ranging from small enterprises to global corporations, through a network of advertising specialty distributors.
Headquarters in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, operates several divisions including Leed’s, Bullet, Trimark and JournalBooks. As the corporate home for this diverse group of suppliers, PCNA serves as a single source for the widest selection of products, cutting-edge decoration and reliable service.
The Senior Director of Strategy will be responsible for leading the strategy function. He/she will be responsible for the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives aimed at growing revenue and helping to advance Polyconcept’s market leading position.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities Include:
1) Corporate Strategy: Operate as a thought partner to the CEO to set the direction of strategy. Identify key strategic growth opportunities and work towards “cracking the case”. Work closely with business leaders to identify key strategic questions, scope analysis, assign resources, manage execution and report findings. Ultimately the Senior Director will have a key leadership role in developing analytics that will be used to establish well-supported solutions with specific recommendations that will enable the executive management team to make critical go/no go decisions. The Senior Director of Strategy will help shape and implement the strategy of the business and serve as an expert resource on growth and innovation processes.
2) New Market Development: The Senior Director of Strategy will take a leadership role in assessing both market and customer direction (current state and future state) and determining gaps that need to be addressed. This includes the management of relationships throughout the distributor network.
3) Executive Influencing: The Senior Director of Strategy will be interfacing and championing initiatives across a broad functional array. The ability to build alliances and influence the divisional implementation and execution of the developed strategy will be important to the success of this individual.
4) Project Management: The Senior Director of Strategy will be working directly with general managers/functional business leaders, the CEO, and the team to execute on strategic initiatives. Further, they will own the delivery of results for strategy across the enterprise.
The candidate selected for this position will be a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who is intellectually curious with a demonstrated interest in learning. This person will also need to be a self-motivated, high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. He/she must be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel. This professional must demonstrate strong leadership skills, best demonstrated by the individual’s ability to gain credibility with team members and senior management.
The successful candidate will: