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Manager of Strategy

Company: Milliken & Company
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




Manager of Strategy

Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: Milliken's Corporate Strategy team is responsible for coordinating Milliken's long-term strategic planning process and works with company and division leadership on various strategic projects to drive growth and profitability.

The Manager of Strategy is part of the Corporate Strategy team and will be working directly with leaders across the company to create shareholder value by helping address the most important strategic questions across the company. His/her primary roles will be to assist the Strategy and Corporate Development team in managing a variety of projects and providing strategic analysis of business opportunities as well as liaising on key projects as part of the strategy organization.


* Support the company strategic planning process. Help monitor progress executing the business's current strategic plans and identify required changes using metrics, roadmaps, dashboards & actual financials.

* Assist in strategy development that enables the organization to frame and make critical strategic decisions to profitably grow. Help the organization to refine its "where to play" and "how to win" choices to drive growth, improve profitability, and sustain competitive advantage.

* Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional resources to gather and align on assumptions; foster positive relationships, gain expertise, and become a trusted advisor.

* Identity, synthesize, monitor and communicate key trends across industries, regions customers, competitors, technologies, regulations, disruptors, etc.

* Perform financial analysis, best practice benchmarking and operational assessments to identify and define new areas of value creation.

* Support inorganic growth opportunities by conducting market and competitive research, assisting in due diligence efforts, and valuation modeling.
* Develop project deliverables and executive presentation documents.

Required key for Success:

* BA/BS in an analytical field required (such as engineering, economics, finance or business)

* MBA or other advanced degree preferred

* 3+ years relevant work experience in consulting or similar experience in a diversified industrial and/or medical device company

* Progressive experience in strategy, finance or related field with exposure to a broad range of strategic issues.

* Demonstrated strategic thinking; proven ability to analyze markets, data, and business issues and can drawing insights and conclusions

* Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, analysis, and finance principles

* Strong interpersonal skills required to build relationships across business units and regions for collaborative and joint analysis

* Exceptional communication skills with the ability to engage all levels of leadership

* Ability to gain credibility with executives and leaders across the organization

* Strong self-motivation, project management skills, and ability to plan priorities.

* Interest in longer-term career progression within Milliken & Company
* Travel will vary based on business demands, but estimated 10-25%

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Keywords: Milliken & Company, Spartanburg , Manager of Strategy, Executive , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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