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Sr Mgr, Corporate Strategy

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger


Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, the Sr. Manager, Corporate Strategy will be a key partner in developing and refining Grainger’s corporate and business unit strategy, and managing Grainger’s strategic planning process.

This individual will work closely with strategy team members, C-suite executives, business unit leaders, and functional experts to help identify, frame, and analyze organizational strategy problems and opportunities. They will work as an ‘internal consultant’ on strategic initiatives affecting the organization, helping to 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.


  • Strategic planning –  lead / co-ordinate Grainger’s corporate strategic planning process
  • Key strategic questions – develop unbiased point-of-view on the critical issues facing our business at both the corporate or business unit level
  • Internal consulting – engage with P&L’s or functional areas on high impact strategy projects
  • External perspective – bring relevant competitor and market perspective to internal leaders
  • Support executive team on regular cadence of internal or external communications


  • MBA or related Master’s degree
  • 2+ years of post-MBA experience at a top-tier strategy consulting firm (e.g. Bain, BCG, McKinsey) or 5+ years in a relevant corporate role with emphasis on strategic planning and growth strategy
  • World-class strategic and analytical capabilities
  • Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity
  • Comfort with a hypothesis driven approach to problem solving
  • Ability to assimilate data and information, derive insights, and tailor a “story” relevant to diverse audiences
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to structure, write and deliver presentations to senior management
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / 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.

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