Director, Strategy / Amsterdam

Organisatie: Elsevier
Locatie: Amsterdam
Functie: Director, Strategy
Vervaldatum: 08/07/2021
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Strategy Director

Elsevier’s Education division is a leader in the health education segment, providing educational materials, both books and e-learning solutions, to Nursing & Health professionals. We are seeking an exceptional Strategy Director to join our team, reporting to the VP of Strategy. 

The Director of Strategy will be tasked with identifying and executing on organic and non-organic growth opportunities for the business. This role will be based in Philadelphia or St. Louis (although remote talent will be considered for the right individual).

The role

We are looking for a strong strategic thinker. Key responsibilities include:

  Strategy development

  • Help drive the strategic agenda
  • Drive the understanding of changing user and customer needs and competitor developments
  • Initiate strategic deep-dives on new market and product developments
  • Strategic projects

  • Identify and drive strategic projects across the business, in areas such as as:New product/offering developmentMoves into adjacent segmentsNew business models
  • Assess future growth opportunities aligned with the company’s overall strategic mission
  • Develop financial models to forecast revenue of new product development initiatives for business case approval
  • Drive strategic projects across all levers of growth, organic and inorganic
  • M&A and Business Development

  • Support / lead strategic M&A effort across the deal lifecycleLead role in scanning the market, establishing screening targets, target prioritization and managing our screening pipeline relative to business strategySupport / lead strategic efforts including commercial due diligence, including business case behind portfolio synergies and deal rationaleSupport/lead cross-functional integration and/or divestiture activities
  • Play a key role working with our commercial team to evaluate the highest-impact strategic partnerships and develop recommendations for senior management. Support/lead setting up the deal structure.
  • Effectively present findings and analysis to Senior Management
  • Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ strategy experience, with preferably at least 3 years with a top-tier strategy consulting firm
  • Experience working in the education, health or information solutions segments desirable.
  • Significant experience in M&A and business development, from target screening to diligence to post-deal
  • Strong leadership skills and self-starter; ability to work independently
  • Experience in driving strategic projects from ideation to successful conclusion
  • Advanced analytical skills; ability to drive financial modeling
  • Advanced executive presentation skills. Ability to synthesize findings clearly and present on executive level
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • High level of drive, energy, and commitment to high-performance
  • A curious, analytical mindset and approach
  • Proactive, results-driven
  • Collaborative leader
  • Must be able to travel (~ <25% of time) 
  • Education

  • MBA degree from a leading University
  • What we offer

    We welcome you to a global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and we are open to provide more information during the first interview to have an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier.

    Elsevier is the world’s leading provider of science and health information, serving than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. We are a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, London and Philadelphia, employing more than 7,000 people in 24 countries. We help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.

    Elsevier is part of the RELX Group, a FTSE 100 global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools, with revenues of $10bn.

    We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.

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