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CarMax Business Services, LLC

Director of Corporate Strategy - Military veterans preferred

CarMax Business Services, LLC - Richmond, VA

Position Description SUMMARY:CarMax is the undisputed market leader in a $500B industry. We launched the business 25 years ago as the 'original disruptor' bringing honesty and transparency to the used auto industry. Today, we continue to disrupt with new technology and new experiences that continue to deliver a best-in-class experience for our customers - and a world-class place to work for our associates.The Director of Corporate Strategy plays a critical role in defining and envisioning our strategy. The primary responsibility is to deliver our strategic plan - in a clear, data-driven, actionable way that positions CarMax for long-term market leadership. In doing this, the Director of Corporate Strategy will work closely with top executives across the company. To be successful this person will need to have a deep understanding of broad industry and competitive dynamics, consumer trends, regulatory impacts, as well as CarMax's competitive advantages.This position provides a strategic thinker - possessing strong analytical and management skills - the opportunity to play a leadership role in driving the strategy that will shape the future of a Fortune 500 retailer. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities for the role include:1. Leading a team responsible for monitoring internal and external performance, developing annual strategic plan, supporting key initiatives and identifying near-term performance improvement opportunities2. Lead ongoing cross-functional effort to define/develop and enhance corporate strategic direction and corporate prioritizationa. Facilitate the strategic planning process to establish company goals, define key strategies, & launch strategic initiativesb. Continually assess corporate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and promote actionable proposals to address themc. Identify new organizational capabilities necessary to sustain long-term competitive advantage and growthd. Track progress against Strategic Plan goals and guide the process to evolve plans as appropriatee. Work with department heads to align their roadmaps with the Strategic Plan3. Continually work with the Change Leadership Team to prioritize the most important change projects4. Assist the implementation of Strategic Initiatives by providing strategic support on key decisions and facilitating cross-functional alignment5. Work closely with the SVP of Strategy & Business Transformation to maintain a communications strategy to inform all executives on results from strategic initiatives as well as overall business performance 6. In partnership with the Director of Corporate Strategy provide Strategic Plan updates to the Senior Team & Board7. Lead the enterprise-wide risk management process Position Requirements QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. \u2022 Track record of strategic thinking, thought leadership and analytical decision making\u2022 Ability to identify emerging industry and business trends \u2022 Proven leadership and management skills\u2022 Exceptional verbal, written, and listening skills \u2022 Demonstrated ability to serve as a thought leader to senior executives \u2022 Ability to identify and develop strategic ideas that contribute to an organization's growth\u2022 Exceptional problem solving skills - quantitative, analytical, and strategic\u2022 Proven track record for delivering resultsEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:\u2022 MBA / Masters degree or demonstrable equivalent experience\u2022 3 - 5 years post-MBA with top tier consultancy or Fortune 500 corporate strategy function \u2022 Proven success in strategic planning\u2022 Experience influencing across a large organization at all levels\u2022 Experience working effectively with senior management, particularly with a record of success at selling new ideas\u2022 Relevant experience in a growth retailer\u2022 Experience managing highly analytical projects and people

15 days 8 hours ago

CarMax Business Services, LLC


Director of Corporate Strategy - Military veterans preferred CarMax Business Services, LLC - Richmond, VA, United States


Location: Richmond, VA

Company Profile:
CarMax was built on the idea that there had to be a better way to buy a used car. So we set out to change things by making the buying process as easy (and fun!) as possible. Before anything else though, we laid the foundation upon which our car-selling venture would be built: INTEGRITY.