Director, Corporate Strategy

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Hilton Corporate


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Job Summary

*** The position will start in July 2018***

Our Corporate Strategy team supports high-impact projects across all aspects of the business. The team drives strategic insight through customer research, customer experience analysis and thought leadership. Hilton Strategy partners with leaders across Hilton to improve operational performance, understand competitive positioning, develop new product innovation, and implement growth strategies.

What will I be doing?

The Corporate Strategy team leads short- and long-term initiatives that positively impact shareholder value. The team contributes to the identification, evaluation, and execution of growth and is responsible for developing strategic frameworks to assess potential opportunities, calculating synergies, conducting due diligence on potential partners and/or targets, and providing recommendations to senior leaders. This team facilitates the strategic planning process, priority setting and works closely with Senior Leadership to develop corporate wide and function-specific strategies. There is extensive cross-functional collaboration with a variety of business units across the company. If you are passionate about the travel and hospitality industry, a critical thinker who is interested in working across different functions and passionate about finding ways to better serve our customers Hilton Corporate Strategy is likely a great fit.

Other key priorities are listed below:
  • Establish strategic frameworks, business cases, and evaluation criteria to assess corporate initiatives, growth opportunities, and improved efficiencies
  • Direct cross-functional enterprise-wide teams or partner with various departments to complete strategic projects resulting in recommendations to senior management
  • Work with senior management with planning, developing, and executing shorter term and long-range goals
  • Evaluate internal capabilities versus external opportunities and support the decisions to build, partner, or invest from a strategic, go-to-market and financial perspective
  • Support the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) team by leading the strategic evaluation of opportunities and facilitating operational due diligence as necessary
  • Facilitate enterprise innovation by leading cross-functional alignment and discovery on next-generation solutions through design sprint facilitation or other innovative methodologies
  • Support the development of the organization''s key strategic priorities, strategic planning efforts and governance processes
  • Support the development of a global innovation methodology and processes that evaluate opportunities for business model innovation and drive achievement of company objectives and financial results
  • Lead the research and analysis on competitors and best in class organizations, as well as global, business, and hospitality trends
  • Lead detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis that incorporates market dynamics, business model comparisons, value proposition relevance, strategic fit, and financial health
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with senior leaders across the organization in order to understand their business objectives and strategies and align innovation and development objectives
  • Provide support to the Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and conduct special projects, as required
  • Motivated leader who is comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working with cross functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and project management skills, including proven ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and activities and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly with a diverse range of constituents, both written and verbally, and with all levels of an organization

What are we looking for?

The success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and the ability to lead in process and culture development
  • Experience in scaling a business group or facilitating organizational growth
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence
  • Ability to think strategically, including defining objectives, and developing frameworks to achieve success
  • Proven experience developing relationships, building presence and commanding respect with senior executives

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • BA/BS Bachelor''s Degree
  • Five (5) years of overall relevant work experience
  • Five (5) years of experience working in corporate strategy, consulting, investment banking, private equity, corporate development or innovation
  • Two (2) years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of drivers of profitability and ROI
  • Strong financial modeling, valuation, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ideation and concept development processes
  • Ability to travel as required

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • MA/MS Master''s Degree in Business Administration from a top-tier business school
  • Seven (7) years of professional experience
  • Three (3) years of managerial experience
  • Experience in a top three (3) Consulting firm (Bain, BCG, McKinsey or comparable firm)
  • Hospitality or travel industry experience
  • Experience in an innovation hub environment or with an innovation consultancy
  • Experience in deal advisory or transaction structuring and execution
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!


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McLean, VA, United States
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