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LKQ Corporation

Strategy & Innovation Director

LKQ Corporation - Chicago, IL

Job Description
JOB LOCATION:  Global Headquarters, Chicago, IL \r \rJOB SUMMARY:\r\r Work with the SVP Strategy & Innovation and business unit leaders on high profile internal strategy and strategy to action projects designed to drive growth and higher structural margins.  Lead annual strategic planning process for one reporting unit.\r\r \rESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:\r\r Run the strategic planning process for one of the reporting units\r Conduct extensive field work to learn the business, assess how the industry will evolve and make recommendations to set strategy and improve operational performance\r Support strategic initiatives by conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses to identify market drivers, enhance strategies, and inform business decisions \r Lead dialog to identify, define and blueprint strategic and operational changes to the business \r Lead cross-functional teams in support of strategy and strategy-to-action efforts\r Analyze information on markets, channels, clients, prospects and competitors, focusing on comparisons and market trends\r Guide and manage work streams of strategic projects with business unit personnel. \r Design, coordinate and execute primary and secondary market research activities, i.e. data gathering, analysis, writing, reporting and presenting as needed. \r Analyze customer and competitor trends to help business leaders optimize operations, marketing programs, and sales strategies, and capitalize on new opportunities \r Analyze, organize and interpret business, sales and industry data, identifying and tracking business trends.\r Construct financial and economic models and build spreadsheet models to analyze data\r Conduct interviews with internal business clients and external experts to identify business issues and opportunities\r

Job Requirements
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: \r\r Experience implementing strategy in a Fortune 500 company\r Strong understanding of micro economics and intermediate understanding of finance and statistics\r Five to ten years of job related experience \r Strong analytic and critical thinking skills \r Ability to conduct self-directed project based work in support of strategy efforts\r\r\rEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: \r\r MBA coupled with a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related discipline\r Excellent Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills; Access database skills a plus\r Ability to lead teams\r Four or more years of experience at a global management consulting firm\r Demonstrated leadership potential\r Automotive aftermarket and distribution experience\r\r\rMACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE: Computer, multi-user telephone system, copier, fax machine, advanced internet skills and very knowledgeable with the use of Microsoft Office programs.\rESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must have the ability to work under conditions of frequent interruptions and must also work under pressure comfortably.\r \rWE OFFER:\r\r Competitive Pay\r 401k Plan with generous employer match\r Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)\r Paid Holiday leave (7) days after first 90 day period, and a Paid Time Off Program after 6 months\r Experience and qualified managers on site\r\r\rABOUT THE COMMUNITY:\r\r We are environmentally responsible.\r\r\rLKQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a drug free work environment. Employment with LKQ is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check* and may be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening.\r\r \r*The existence of criminal conviction(s) does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. \r

9 days 15 hours ago

LKQ Corporation


Strategy & Innovation Director LKQ Corporation - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of alternative collision replacement parts and a leading provider of recycled engines and transmission and remanufactured engines, all in connection with the repair of automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ also has operations in the United Kingdom, the Benelux, France, Canada, Mexico and Central America. LKQ operates more than 500 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components and parts to repair automobiles and light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.