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Director, Strategy and Development

Chicago Cubs Baseball Club

Director, Strategy and Development | Chicago Cubs Baseball Club

Director, Strategy and Development

Chicago Cubs Baseball Club

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Posted 28 days ago

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Chicago, IL, USA

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The strategy group functions as an enterprise-wide consulting and corporate development group focused on delivering insights and analyses that drive both current performance and long-term corporate health (e.g., strategic planning, asset allocation, decision analyses, and deal structuring). The Director will play a vital role in working with executive leadership and the functional groups to identify and develop plans to fuel both organic and acquisitive business growth.  He/she will also partner with the functional departments to foster an operating culture that focuses on delivering results against long-range planning objectives for the company.  This is a position that provides a unique opportunity for an individual to be a leading contributor to a high-impact, family-owned, iconic organization with significant growth potential beyond just the core business.
  • Manage the day-to-day strategy cycle and work closely with a cross-functional team of senior leaders and functional groups to develop consensus and support for company objectives
  • Support the execution of our company objectives by advising or directly driving the initiation, planning, road mapping, delivering and closing of projects or new ventures
  • Research, analyze and synthesize external trends to glean the most impactful and useful information to aid the organization in making direct investments or growing revenue
  • Develop investment theses, risk mitigation plans, financial models, and execution plans for new business ventures
  • Serve as the conduit between portfolio investments and the core business, ensuring strategic value is being harvested where appropriate
  • Manage the end-to-end process for executing corporate development opportunities, including due diligence, modeling, valuation work, preparation of investment memos, and closing documentation
  • Assist with the preparation of materials to be used in presentations to the capital markets, public and industry officials, senior management and the company’s Board of Directors
  • Train, develop, and mentor junior staff

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • MBA from a top tier institution
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, management, economics, or finance
  • 8 years of total experience (can be inclusive of graduate school) with at least 3 years in investment banking or private equity

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