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CDW Corporation

Corporate Strategy Manager

CDW Corporation - Lincolnshire, IL

Corporate Strategy Manager','17000365','!*!The CDW Corporate Strategy Group will develop and drive targeted short- and long-term strategic plans and projects to optimize CDW’s market position and maximize value extraction across technologies, partners, segments, and competitors.

The Manager Strategy drives strategic projects that accelerate business decision making, revenue growth, and profitability. The coworker researches, analyzes and recommends courses of action that directly contribute to project outcomes. The Manager Strategy analyzes industry trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities and internal performance and develops data-driven insights for delivery to an executive/Board level audience. The Manager Strategy works collaboratively across various CDW organizations to help secure commitment for cross-company efforts.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Utilize rigorous analytical approach to develop and implement department-specific and cross-company strategic plans.

Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and alternatives to drive growth in sales, profitability, and productivity.

Research and prioritize new offerings, new lines of business and opportunities to enhance existing lines of business.

Identify and evaluate potential inorganic growth alternatives including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Work collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, SSS, Finance, and PPM and provide a value added support role in their strategic planning process and activities.

Track the success of strategy implementation through regular reporting (e.g., scorecard).


Conducts assessment of technology, customer and IT ecosystem trends to identify and prioritize strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

Assists Executive Leadership in developing alternatives (financial and business) and recommendations to drive growth in sales, profitability, and productivity.

Continuously enhances broad knowledge of IT technology and ecosystem to support strategic planning activities.

Supports and communicates on the execution of long-term strategic plan with business leaders.

Assists in the development of deliverables for annual board or director summit meetings, quarterly.

Collaborates to develop and deliver presentations and reports to communicate insights and strategies to all levels of management. ','!*!Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in Strategy, Finance, Consulting, Sales and/or Marketing or MBA, MA, or PHD with 2 years of managerial consulting experience

Other Required Qualifications

Demonstrated problem solving ability, including strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to turn findings into executable business plans

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with an ability to influence business decisions at all levels of the organization

Proven experience leading cross functional teams to documented results

Ability to multitask and adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

Track record in overseeing and executing projects.

Sound financial background with experience in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, and Operations Finance.

Familiar with a variety of strategic planning concepts, practices, and procedures.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Research or relevant field

3 years of management experience

2 years consulting or investment banking experience at a top-tier firm

Experience working in or with IT channel including Value Added Reseller, Consultant, Managed Services Provider, Distributor or Systems Integrator ','Marketing','Full-Time','Full-Time','Regular','First Line Manager','First Shift','First Shift','No','US-IL-Lincolnshire','','','','','','','','Corporate Strategy','Corporate Strategy Manager

11 days 13 hours ago

CDW Corporation


Corporate Strategy Manager CDW Corporation - Lincolnshire, IL, United States


Location: Lincolnshire, IL

Company Profile:
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $10.1 billion in 2012, and employs more than 6,800 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 31 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.