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Director, Strategy & Business Development - CGB

Company: Cengage
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

North America Director, Strategy & Business Development - CGB Do you dare to reinvent the future of education? At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion. Are we right for you? We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first. The Cengage Global Business ("CGB") Strategy & Business Development team works closely with the President of CGB and our Executive Team to develop and execute global strategies that serve to fulfill our corporate goals. We lead deep-dive analyses on critical "needle-moving" topics, drive key strategic initiatives to evolve our business models, and optimize company-wide performance through operational improvements. This is a small, nimble team with high visibility and direct ownership of and accountability in mission critical areas. The Director of Strategy & Business Development, CGB leads projects across our global businesses to deepen our customer engagement and provides new ways for students and teachers globally to use our content. What You'll Do Here:

  • Drives key strategic initiatives
  • Leads cross-functional projects to accelerate business unit transformation
  • Optimizes company-wide performance through operational improvements
  • Leads project teams of Strategy Analysts and/or functional and business unit members
  • Individually executes large scale projects
  • Defines, structures & executes operational & strategic initiatives by developing work plans, capturing & synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses, & developing actionable recommendations
  • Presents findings to senior management & prepare documentation for Board of Directors
  • Supports operational and reporting requirements of global business on an as-needed basis Skills You Will Need Here:
    • Minimum of 5 years previous management consulting experience with proven track record of achievement and/or equivalent corporate strategy experience
    • Overall 7+ years of professional experience
    • Experience delivering large, complex projects and influencing business outcomes
    • Evidence of successful project management spanning multiple dimensions (i.e., large vs. small, cross-matrixed and single team/unit, etc.)
    • Proven ability to conceive and execute quantitative analysis and deliver data-driven insights
    • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills
    • Capacity to work independently or as part of a team with a "roll up your sleeves" approach
    • Highly collaborative and able to influence; should embrace, support and practice a collaborative style which goes beyond relationship building; will achieve results with and through others
    • Ability to self-manage progress and deliverables with a high degree of accountability and personal urgency
    • Ability to travel (expect
    • MBA (or equivalent) preferred
    • Prior experience leading successful organizational transformation projects a plus
    • Previous experience in education, software, and/or publishing industries a plus Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links. Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917. Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams - no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.
      We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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