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Sr. Director, Corporate Strategy

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Sr. Director - Corporate Strategy

The Senior Director, Corporate Strategy will play a pivotal role in the year-round process that shapes Equifax’s enterprise strategy and the Business Units’ (BUs) and Center of Excellence’s (COEs) business strategies. Under the supervision of the VP, Corporate Strategy, you will be providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and BU/COE leaders (a) leading assessments on high priority growth opportunities, (b) creating comprehensive market and competitive assessments, and (c) partnering with the M&A team to understand the strategic fit of acquisition targets and partners. You will participate in driving a continuous dialogue across the organization by supporting and coordinating the annual Strategic Thinking & Planning process, in terms of content development (e.g., strategic thinking sessions) and presentations (e.g., CEO, Board of Directors meetings). You will work closely with the Business Units (Sales, Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, etc.) as well as with Enterprise functions (Finance, Corporate Development, Data & Analytics, Technology, etc.) 

What you’ll do

  • Combine internal and external intel on macro, market, and competitive events and trends (e.g., emerging business models, new capabilities, traditional and non-traditional / emerging players, ongoing M&A activity), distill key insights, and articulate relevant opportunities or threats for our company 

  • Run strategy projects to assess new opportunities or identify solutions to potential threats (i.e., articulate and size the opportunity / solution, flesh out implications for EFX and potential competitive responses, lay out path for execution, prepare presentation material, socialize it with key stakeholders, and present to senior executives)

  • Assist BUs / COEs in planning and executing their strategic initiatives

  • Lead working sessions with cross-functional internal (top, middle management) and external stakeholders to identify new opportunities: facilitate the process, contribute with thought leadership, analyze and distill the outcome of the sessions, and create executive-level recommendations or feed them into the annual strategic planning process

  • Partner with M&A and BU teams to assess the strategic fit of potential acquisition targets and partners, and support them in shaping up the business case

  • Support annual Strategic Thinking & Planning process: identification and prioritization of opportunities, coordination of BUs and COEs and creation of an enterprise view, stress-testing of  financial projections / forecasts, preparation of material for key meetings with CEO and Board of Directors

  • Act as liaison between Corporate Strategy and BUs / COEs to keep the latter ones appraised with the enterprise strategic direction and collect from them input on main trends, events, opportunities, issues, and decisions in their businesses

  • Less than 20% travel

What experience you need

  • 5+ years of experience in professional roles with a sizable strategy component

  • 3+ years of experience at a top tier management consulting firms

    • Leading strategy projects with multiple stakeholder groups

    • Defining and delivering a cross-enterprise strategy

What could set you apart

  • MBA, or professional experiences that provide a comparable skill set

  • Experience in Financial Services and in leading strategic engagements for M&A

  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate with a high degree of executive presence

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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