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Corporate Strategy Manager

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Corporate Strategy Manager

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The Manager, Corporate Strategy will be a key partner in developing and refining Grainger's corporate and business unit strategy. This individual will help craft Grainger's corporate roadmap and identify critical customer, competitive and macroeconomic trends impacting the business. This role will work closely with leaders across the organization on decisions that help improve our market share, profitability, and competitive advantage in a rapidly changing industry. You will report to the Director, Corporate Strategy and work directly with the VP, Corporate Strategy and Analytics and the Grainger Leadership Team (CEO and Direct reports). You will have the ability to work in office and work from home up to 3 days per week.

You Will:

  • Lead and coordinate Grainger's corporate strategic planning process including corporate development and business unit strategy across segments
  • Develop unbiased point-of-view on the critical issues facing our business at both the corporate or business unit level
  • Engage with P&L's or functional areas on high impact strategy projects
  • Bring relevant competitor and market perspective to internal leaders
  • Support executive team on regular cadence of internal or external communications

You Have:

  • 2 plus years of consulting experience from a strategy consulting firm, including generalist experience across multiple industries. Preferred but not required: exposure to industrials within consulting.
  • Experience managing multiple high-profile assignments.
  • Experience bringing structure to ambiguous problems, framing key questions and developing a work-plan to answer them.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills and proficiency with excel (can perform complex functions)
  • Experience building presentations with PowerPoint (deck writing) with messaging appropriate for audiences at all levels

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger,

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.