Senior Manager Business Strategy and Execution

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THE OPPORTUNITY

 

If you enjoy work at the intersection of business strategy, digital technology, operations, and data, this is the right role for you. 

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The STS Business Strategy and Operations Senior Manager will work under the VP of Portfolio Management who works with technology, analytics, and digital teams in support of Scholastic’s 3 year operating profit growth plan. 

 

This role will be responsible for helping to shape and plan margin-expansion efforts across our businesses and support functions, working as part of cross-functional teams. 

 

The ideal individual in this role thrives on making an impact in a transformational environment and is comfortable working at a fast-energetic pace. 

 

Day to day responsibilities will include analyzing business results and market factors to determine how to best support business unit strategic goals, forming project plans and teams to help bring forth new capabilities grounded in technology and data that will result in margin growth, overseeing the execution of projects, facilitating change management efforts when launching new capabilities to our business divisions and customers, and supporting executive updates and communications with the c-suite and board of directors. 

 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with data, breaking down complex problems, have familiarity with company financial statements and how sales, costs, and investments map to those financial statements, experience in building business cases and developing presentations for executive audiences, and a track record of successful project execution.  A background in management consulting, strategy and operations roles, or private equity is a plus but not required. 
 

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing business results and market factors to determine how to best support business unit strategic goals
  • Forming project plans and teams to help bring forth new capabilities grounded in technology and data that will result in margin growth

  • Overseeing the execution of projects with strong attention to detail and ability to connect dots across concurrent workstreams to manage dependencies 

  • Facilitating change management efforts when launching new capabilities to our business divisions and customers

  • Supporting executive updates and communications with the c-suite and board of directors

  • Managing consulting engagements on select projects to ensure success criteria are met and capabilities are adopted internally for intended gain   

HOW YOU CAN FIT   

  • Strong and succinct written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and a hunger for constant improvement

  • Experience managing strategy and operations projects at companies with a track record for successful execution

  • Experience with rollouts of major process changes across a division which involved getting individuals to adopt these changes and understanding of mechanisms required to drive change at a company across functions

  • Self-starter who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity

  • Familiarity with financial statements and how sales, costs, and investments map to those financial statements

  • Experience building financial business cases with comfort in basic financial concepts

  • Proficiency in excel and creation of graphs for easier visual understanding

  • Ability to work quickly and easily in Powerpoint and other presentation tools to create succinct executive-level presentations

  • Ability to prioritize work across competing efforts

  • A background in management consulting, strategy and operations roles, or private equity is a plus but not required

 

WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic. 
 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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