Managing Director, Corporate Strategy & Research - Liberty , Missouri,
Liberty, Missouri, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
Corporate Strategy & Research (CS&R) group is a ~40-person internal strategy consulting team within Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company with 45,000 employees in 900 offices worldwide. Established in 1972, CS&R has an outstanding track-record of developing future leaders for Liberty Mutual such as business unit President, Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice-President of Product Imagination, Transformation Office Strategy Director. Job Summary & Responsibilities: As a Managing Director, you will advise Liberty Mutual's senior executives in making strategic decisions. You will source, design, and lead projects end-to-end, typically in the areas of innovation, strategy development, forward-looking thought leadership, or business transformation. Through your project work, you will develop key thought-partner relationships with executives across the organization. You will also serve on the CS&R Leadership Team, and will be responsible for leading one of the six pillars that enable CS&R's continued success. Finally, you will be instrumental in shaping CS&R's mission to be a talent-feeder for Liberty Mutual, by coaching, mentoring, and championing the careers of your ~5 direct reports. In turn, the SVP will support your development and serve as a mentor. Your responsibilities will include: * Understanding strategic issues faced by the client and the role of your team in addressing those issues * Oversee the development of project proposals, work plans, primary and secondary research, and qualitative and quantitative analysis * Managing and mentoring Associate Consultants, Senior Associate Consultants, and Senior Managers * Crafting storylines that clearly articulate findings, insights, and recommendations Communicating with senior leadership to move the organization to action * Building and owning relationships with key stakeholders * Directing team and stakeholders towards consensus points & gaining buy-in Utilizing adept mentoring, coaching, and influencing skills to inspire others and resolve challenging relationship management situations, collaborating on approaches with SVP * Contributing to other CS&R initiatives and leading a pillar, such as recruiting, talent development, thought leadership, or alumni engagement The group is looking for intellectually curious, creative, and driven individuals with proven experience or high potential for applying the management consulting toolkit in a leadership capacity. Candidates should, at minimum, possess the following: * MBA with a demonstrated record of success or equivalent business and analytical background * 10+ years of work experience preferred, including 4+ years of post-MBA experience * Top-tier strategy consulting experience, with rapid career progression and client/team managerial experience preferred * Strong critical thinking skills with ability to elevate thinking and apply judgment during analysis about how components fit together and with bigger picture * Ability to leverage experience and analysis to gain support and influence others * Strong quantitative, analytical, and written and oral communication skills * Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and to guide and coach a team * Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities * Strong, confident, and credible executive presence * Insurance or financial services industry experience a plus * What really gets our attention: * Top-tier strategy consulting and management experience * Inspirational leadership style * You are motivated by high impact, high visibility work * You can independently navigate and decipher an ambiguous environment * You have demonstrated strong leadership abilities and care about professionally developing those around you, Master's Degree (±18 years) We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to positive change. In return for your service, it's our privilege to offer you benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: Overview: At Liberty Mutual, we give motivated, accomplished professionals the opportunity to help us redefine what insurance means; to work for a global leader with a deep sense of humanity and a focus on improving and protecting everyday lives. We create an inspired, collaborative environment, where people can take ownership of their work; push breakthrough ideas; and feel confident that their contributions will be valued and their growth championed. We're dedicated to doing the right thing for our employees, because we know that their fulfillment and success leads us to great places. Life. Happiness. Innovation. Impact. Advancement. Whatever their pursuit, talented people find their path at Liberty Mutual.