Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Chicago, IL

Description

Strategy and Business Development Mgr - FIN001137

Provide a broad array of strategic analytical leadership and support to projects and initiatives in the areas of business development, corporate development and strategy, focused on identifying and enabling near-term and longer-term growth opportunities for UScellular. Leads key strategic analyses and oversees ongoing strategic and business development initiatives. Provide decision support to the Executive Leadership team and to cross-functional business partners.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends and assess their potential implications for USCC growth opportunities.
  • Work cross-functionally within USCC to identify and evaluate opportunities for growth including the assessment of their degree of alignment with existing and potential strategy.
  • Conduct research designed to refine our understanding of the size and characteristics of potential market opportunities.
  • Research and evaluate potential partners USSC can work with to achieve business goals of entering new markets, growing revenue and reducing costs.
  • Conduct analysis designed to evaluate the relative merits of organic versus inorganic approaches to driving growth.
  • Evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities designed to support USCC growth objectives including research and due diligence on potential investments.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different strategic partnership structures (e.g., alliances, joint ventures, corporate venturing) in supporting growth objectives.
  • Build financial, operating and statistical models to support corporate and business unit strategic decision making, including but not limited to market sizing, business cases, and valuation analysis (e.g., NPV, DCF).
  • Develop forward-looking analyses often characterized by a high degree of uncertainty in the data.
  • Develop a knowledge of long-term strategy and planning initiatives across the functions within the organization.
  • Provide decision support to various audiences within USCC including the Officer/Executive Teams via presentations and/or presentation support.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in financial analysis, management consulting, corporate/business development, and/or strategic planning.
  • Ability to interpret meaningful themes and strategic implications from both internally and externally sourced quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
  • Ability to employ analytical tools and techniques to develop creative approaches and new insights to strategic issues.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstration of a high level of ownership and independent initiative of assigned projects.
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential information on a regular basis - requiring a high level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to function effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Flexible attitude with changing assignments and priorities is imperatives.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA
  • Familiarity with financial valuation techniques (e.g., discounted cash flow).
  • Wireless industry knowledge.
  • Experience with data query/analysis and data presentation tools.


Job : Finance

Location(s) : Illinois-CHICAGO_IL

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