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Sr. Director of Business Strategy & Growth

What is a Sr. Director, Business Strategy & Growth?

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Business & Investment Strategy, the Sr. Director, Business Strategy will work closely with senior leaders to lead development of recommendations and initiatives which will guide and drive major strategic decisions and opportunities for Assurant businesses, ensuring alignment with overall strategic direction and profitability of Enterprise.

Why You Should Consider This Role

  • You are authentic and love guiding end to end strategy

  • You value the autonomy to use common sense and good judgment to make decisions

  • You are naturally comfortable developing and making presentations to senior management

  • You enjoy cultivating and maintaining relationships

  • You are comfortable dealing with conflict and providing specific feedback across the organization on key strategic issues, generating ideas and creative frameworks to influence outcomes

  • You go above and beyond in your role as a leader because you want to, not because you have to

  • You are a change agent

What You Will Like

  • The people – we care

  • The diversity - every day is different

  • The excitement – we focus on ‘What Matters Most’ to our customers

  • The difference in the value Assurant places on strong leadership

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and advance within our fortune 300 global company

  • Competitive salary

The Details

The Sr. Director, Business Strategy & Growth will have the following primary duties

  • Acts as an advisor and partner to key business executives and leaders providing ongoing support on business issues and opportunities aligned with profitable growth opportunities

  • May lead or assist in projects to determine strategic direction for Assurant and LOB’s

  • May lead growth strategy projects for Assurant;  assessing  and developing potential growth opportunities ensuring alignment with overall growth strategy

  • Contribute to business growth by identifying and prioritizing potential business opportunities and evaluating potential investments, strategic partnerships, and/or M&A activities.

  •  Partners with business leaders to develop strategy and key strategic presentations

  • Guide end-to-end strategy development and make adjustments to existing strategies based upon new learning and changes in the competitive environment.

What You Should Know About Us

  • Assurant, Inc. helps people protect what matters most to them

  • We have been around for a while with our roots tracing back to 1892

  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 16 countries

  • We provide specialty protection products and related services to safeguard against risks

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • 5+ years of experience in strategy consulting, related business analysis, functional line experience with strategy, marketing, finance, operations, or sales analytics with a history of demonstrated business success

  • 2+ years of consulting experience with one of the blue-chip strategy consulting firms (Bain, BCG, McKinsey, etc.) or comparable strategy consulting firm / function.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (Business, math, economic, STEM or similar)

  • MBA or similar degree from top-tier school preferred

  • Ability to develop credibility with senior leadership and C-Suite executives

  • Ability to lead through persuasion and influence leveraging collaboration and interpersonal skills

The ideal candidate possesses the following skills, characteristics and experiences:

  • Written and Verbal Communication : Excellent communication and presentation skills, including strong PowerPoint / deck-writing skills; capable of catering a message appropriately for a given audience

  • Structured Problem Solving:  Brings structure to ambiguous problems and possesses the ability to frame key questions and develop a work-plan to answer them.

  • Analytical and Quantitative:  Strong analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to independently generate strategic insights.

  • Business Judgment:  Possesses insight and understanding in dealing with risks and opportunities in business that is likely to lead to favorable outcomes.

Benefits and Value Proposition

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.

  • We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.

  • Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To learn more about our current opportunities and apply online, please visit: http://www.assurant.jobs < http://www.assurant.jobs/ >

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Company Profile

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com .


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