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Job: Director, Business Strategy, Carolina CAT, Charlotte, NC

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Job title:
Director, Business Strategy
Job location:
Charlotte, NC  28201 United States
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Job Description

This position will be a trusted partner to the CEO, and will be a leader in the Executive Office and will actively engage with CTE’s Senior Leadership Team.  The individual will be responsible for ensuring the execution of special CEO-initiated projects while also maintaining a curiosity for “improve always” across the Company and within the C-Suite.  The individual will help lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the organization. The role will be engaged in key assignments with both long and short-term business implications, may lead or participate in cross-functional teams, and contribute to the overall strategic priorities.


  • Confident but humble; willing to “roll up sleeves” to help get the job done
  • Demonstration of curiosity and quick study to learn the business
  • Highly resourceful; strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, strong analytical skills
  • Discrete, agile-minded, strategic, a direct communicator, highly organized and committed to the vision and values of CTE
  • Willingness to work hard and take direction- but also creatively solve problems for which answers aren’t always obvious and where those solutions challenge status quo or best practice.
  • Tact, diplomacy and consistent persistence are essential qualities
  • Positive energy while being adaptable to changing priorities
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, confidentiality, and trust
  • Highly detail oriented with the fortitude to support a highly engaged CEO who is also highly detailed.
  • Demonstrated Financial acumen, Business acumen and a strong analytical mind.

The position reports directly to the CEO with consistent exposure and engagement with CTE Directors, VP and SVP levels.

Planning and Execution

  • Help organize annual strategy planning offsites for the senior leadership team and leadership council to develop strategic initiatives and/or projects
  • Ensure Executive team’s needs are conveyed to the CEO for
  • Apprise the CEO of project status and variations from schedule or scope
  • Work with Executive staff (Senior Leadership Team and Leadership Council) to align their actions and communications in support of agreed upon goals and that focus is maintained
  • Work closely with all staff to ensure the CEO’s needs are conveyed and that progress is being made in a timely way
  • Work directly with the Project Management Office to ensure they create an executive summary (budget, timeline, high level comments on status) for all top-tier projects to present to the CEO in a pre-determined cadence
  • Ensure project rationale is in sync with corporate strategic direction

Internal Consultancy

  • Scope, plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside assistance
  • Present ideas for special projects that might facilitate the CEO’s/leadership’s objectives
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders, including outside parties, to undertake analysis and present findings to CEO, Executive staff, or Board, as appropriate
  • Perform research and financial analysis
  • If necessary, oversee transfer of projects to other stakeholders within the organization

Performance Analysis & Optimization

  • Engage in root cause analysis—often without prompting from the CEO or others—on issues and opportunities impacting CTE’s executive agenda
  • Confirm hypotheses through tactful and discrete engagement with the relevant parties
  • Develop alternative approaches to addressing the problem or opportunity, including a recommended solution.
  • Succinctly update the CEO on issues, supported with facts and recommendations
  • Engage in coalition building in support of mitigation approaches

Communications and engagement initiatives

  • Document the agenda, meeting minutes, and action items for the CTE board of advisor’s meetings and senior leadership team meetings
  • Work with the CEO to determine upcoming needs outlining, drafting, and/or researching in support of meetings and events
  • Coordinate with others who might be involved; communication must be clear, concise, and compelling
  • Prepare follow up correspondence for internal / external meetings, as directed by the CEO conducting fact checking in support of all communications
  • Present timely work-in-progress updates to the CEO on the status of the communication materials


  • Four Year degree required; Master’s Degree highly preferred.
  • Experience working within a corporate strategy team  
  • Consultant background preferred and/or corporate development experience
  • Continuous Improvement experience required. Lean or Six Sigma certification is desirable.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex data and exercise initiative, sound judgment, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Stellar communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships across the organization.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Job Location:
Charlotte, NC

(Job number: 3882681)
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