Corporate Strategy Director

London, UK Revenue Operations Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

The Director of Corporate Strategy is a senior member of the Corporate Strategy team reporting to the Chief Growth Officer and partnering with rest of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to: 

     Develop long-term (3Y) and near-term (1Y) company strategy
     Run internal consulting projects (strategy development & execution)
     Summarize and communicate the strategy for the Exec, Board and wider company
     Evaluate the competitive landscape and assist in M&A activities

What You’ll Be Doing:

Strategy

  • Partner with the ELT to help set the strategic direction for the company
  • Work with the business to define strategies and drive execution of complex, cross-functional and high impact initiatives
  • Help lead the cross-functional and cross-country strategic planning process, ensuring clear expectations, quality strategy development and buy-in from all parts of the company
  • Take a lead role in preparing Board and company-wide presentations
  • Oversee complex financial modelling and lead teams to discover, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets to perform strategic analysis and research
  • Where necessary, face off to external consultants as the lead contact within Cision
  • Work with the Chief Growth Officer to maintain a world class strategy team and working environment
  • Able to be both player and coach. Will build out strategy function over time, including hiring and developing junior resources

Corporate Development

  • The Director will be primarily responsible for working with Corporate Development colleagues and Cision’s senior leadership teams to identify, evaluate, and execute potential corporate transactions in support of the company’s strategy.
  • Identify, assess, synthesize, and prepare recommendations relating to the strategic and financial impact on Cision from potential transactions.
  • Assist and liaise with Platinum Equity in all aspects of transaction execution including project management, due diligence, valuation and documentation.
  • Apply creativity and judgement in producing and updating financial models, plans, valuations, impact analyses and sensitivities
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to Senior Management team
  • Work collaboratively and analytically with senior members of the Financial Reporting team, Commercial teams of the agencies, senior management and
  • Undertake ad-hoc reporting and analysis

Requirements:

  • Significant experience in a top tier strategy consultancy, PE/VC, corporate finance or in a high growth technology business
  • Proven track record in strategy consulting or internal corporate strategy team with rapid personal progression
  • Record of success in developing and implementing business unit and / or corporate strategy
  • Robust drive, work ethic, and leadership skills including high levels of self-motivation and self-review needed.
  • A self-starter needing minimal strategic direction to perform day to day responsibilities
  • Excellence in framing problems and structuring programs of research and analysis to answer critical questions
  • Experience in sizing market opportunities in areas of limited data
  • Base level of digital acuity in some aspects of new tech could include depth and /or project experience in data, analytics, automation, Artificial Intelligence, experience or cloud
  • Developed change management skills and ability to find senior leader sponsorship
  • Global outlook and dedication to diversity and inclusion
  • Curiosity, commitment to learning and development, and ability to learn fast
  • Flexible and should be fine with traveling, though not extensive
  • Outstanding communications skills --- written and verbal
  • Possess high standard of integrity and confidentiality
  • Experience with M&A process
  • Excellent academic record with MBA desirable
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