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Corporate Strategy Manager

Date: Feb 9, 2021

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

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

Primary Function:

Reporting to Sr Manager Corporate Strategy, the Manager Corporate Strategy will be a proactive thought partner for strategic initiatives and programs, fueling the success of the initiative and/or program through a clear articulation of evolving customer needs and their impact on Grainger’s value proposition.  

This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. The Mgr. Corp Strat will also have the opportunity to present results to senior leaders and help implement recommendations in collaboration with functional team members.


Principle Duties:

  • Work closely with leaders to formulate hypotheses and frameworks
  • Identify the right sources of information to test/validate/invalidate hypotheses – sources can include qualitative (customer interviews, internal functional interviews, surveys, etc.) and quantitative data.
  • Conduct rigorous analyses to arrive at data backed conclusions
  • Assist with structuring presentation material
  • Create visually appealing pages to present the results of the analyses
  • Present the conclusions/recommendations of the analyses to senior leaders in a structured, concise manner

Position Requirements:

Preferred Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering
  • 2+ years of strategy consulting experience at a top firm
  • Curious thinker and learner
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to identify issues and drive to resolution
  • Self-motivated, independent, driven performer, with excellent team skills
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel modeling skills 
  • Knowledge of statistical and data retrieval/analysis tools (e.g., SQL, SPSS, SAS, R, Python etc.) is a plus


Work Environment:  

  • Work conditions are typical of an office/corporate environment – typically 4 days in Lake Forest office in non-COVID times
  • Remote work in current COVID situation
  • 0-10% travel as needed post COVID

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.