Head of Planning and Strategy

Job Overview

The Head of Strategy and Corporate Development will advise the CEO and Senior Leadership Team on driving, assessing, and prioritizing the long-term strategic direction and growth for the company across its portfolio of existing and new categories. This individual will develop and own the company strategic planning process and cadence and will partner closely with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team to operationalize those strategies across the organization. He/she will provide thought leadership on the future state of YETI’s overall strategy, provide counsel on growth drivers, strategic acquisitions, partnerships, portfolio optimization and internal projects that ensure the company processes and operations enable the company to achieve intended goals and objectives.

Acting as an advisor, you will drive quantitative and qualitative analysis of high-priority, cross-functional strategic issues, and provide recommendations to the senior leadership team. Consequently, this role requires someone who is highly motivated combining exceptional strategic thinking, executive communication skills, project management, sound business judgement, quantitative skills, and ability to dig into the details and do the work.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the business to propose and analyze global strategic decisions
Develop a strategic planning process and cadence cross functionally
Understand and stay current on industry trends, competitive landscape and internal product development efforts
Contribute to the growth strategy by acting as a thought leader and a domain expert
Lead key strategy projects and orchestrate workstreams cross functionally
Develop deep business knowledge, experiences, and subject matter expertise from YETI and the industry to develop insights
Demonstrated problem-solving orientation with ability to create structured quantitative and qualitative analyses, provide sound business judgement
Build consensus and influence senior-level stakeholders
Qualifications and Attributes:
14+ years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, strategic consulting, investment banking, and business planning within the multi industries
10+ years of leading teams
Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred
A balance of working as a consultant and as a practitioner within a successful global brand is required for success
Demonstrated problem-solving skills with exceptional ability to create structured quantitative and qualitative analyses
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to formulate and deliver insights around complex business problems in a thoughtful and persuasive manner
Exceptionally strong personal initiative, good business instincts, and comfort with ambiguity
Strong financial/business modeling and analysis skills
Deep understanding of premium brands with a focus on active, outdoor lifestyle brand trends, and dynamics
Track record of leading team-based engagements
Board level experience is preferred but not required
Ability to manage multiple simultaneous high-priority projects (including project management of cross-functional teams)
Strong mental agility; ability to be nimble and flexible with change
Ability to share credit, influence and create followership
of the company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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