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Become A Director, Strategic Initiatives

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Working As A Director, Strategic Initiatives

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $126,057

    Average Salary

What Does A Director, Strategic Initiatives Do At Unitedhealth Group

Working directly with and across OptumHealth business units to solve complex and strategic business challenges Partnering with the Senior Director & Director, Strategic Operations to drive and accelerate strategic initiatives Supporting strategic planning to shape the future growth agenda and drive performance Supporting co-development of product-solution innovation across Optum business units Ensuring consistency and coordination in how key initiatives are implemented Conducting strategic research to shape investment, growth, quality and innovation Developing business cases and conducting analysis to help develop recommendations for OptumHealth leadership Analyzing and validating business recommendations to enable operational preparedness Supporting business improvement initiatives with operational assessments and suctioning Supporting business process redesign opportunities

What Does A Director, Strategic Initiatives Do At Oracle

* Deliver reporting and strategic insights through reporting and manual data extractions to drive a significant improvements in user adoption and Compliance
* Lead deep-dive analysis and investigations to better understand an end to end customer experience including touchpoints, cross-channel behaviors, drivers, preferences and segmentation
* Generate reporting dashboards / scorecards from concept to execution; very hands-on approach needed to create the processes and data visualization strategies
* Conduct detailed root-cause analyses, data-mining, integrate multiple data sets, generate insights and provide innovative business solutions
* Develop prototype usingreporting and dashboard tools upfront in the project life cycle therebyvalidating the requirements, eliminating ambiguity and providing earlyvisibility to business on the final solution.
* Responsible for testing activities, planning and execution
* Provide post go live and/or steady state support
* Work with senior management to understand their needs & provide reports as needed.
* Establish and maintain strong relationships with Leadership, business and functional team members to align objectives, resources and expectations.
* Work with global teams asrequired, to possibly include occasional travel

What Does A Director, Strategic Initiatives Do At George Mason University

* Lead, in collaboration with academic units and faculty, efforts to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into curricular and co-curricular initiatives;
* Create, in collaboration with campus stakeholders, programming for individual faculty, departments, and colleges/schools that offers opportunities for sustained dialogue around issues concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion;
* Create collaborative and interdisciplinary alliances around existing diversity and inclusion initiatives;
* Develop and share existing diversity and inclusion resources to improve campus climate;
* Teach at least one course annually;
* In collaboration with the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development, recognize faculty excellence in diversity and inclusion; and
* Other duties as needed

What Does A Director, Strategic Initiatives Do At American Heart Association

* recruiting and mobilizing volunteers within the African American and other communities; identify, cultivate, and secure prospective sponsors and strategic alliances in tandem with development staff; partnering with advocacy to increase engagement within the diverse communities; serving as liaison to governmental agencies focused on diversity and health disparities; managing the execution of events to increase attendance and impact.
* Multicultural Initiatives Director will implement programs and strategies to reduce
* cardiovascular disease and stroke risk factors in emerging populations in assigned
* region.
* This is done through implementation of American Heart Association’s culturally appropriate programs and awareness campaigns, messaging, working with collaborators and community-based organizations, and cross-functional integration of minority health Initiatives into other American Heart Association initiatives.
* Director also focuses on Hispanic, Latino, and Middle Eastern communities.
* Also responsible for program evaluation, measurement outcomes, reporting and customer satisfaction. #LI
* CS1

What Does A Director, Strategic Initiatives Do At Tyson Foods

* Lead portfolio strategy development and inform resource allocation decisions across the poultry portfolio.
* Lead top priority strategic projects across the business including, but not limited to: Growth strategy / opportunity assessment in strategic segments, forward looking, near in business problems, business improvement projects, white space assessment, and network optimization.
* Identify and evaluate M&A opportunities, playing a lead role in deal sourcing, diligence and deal execution, in partnership.
* Lead portfolio strategy "optimization" for Poultry.
* Provide portfolio-level perspectives, external insights and best practices that will help identify opportunities and accelerate our efforts.
* Guide prioritization of opportunities and focus areas across the portfolio and ensure balance with the growth agenda.
* Balance focus on delivering current year and identifying further out opportunities.
* Effectively work across the organization to build support and buy-in to key opportunities.
* Partner with Finance and Corporate Strategy to support strategic planning and annual planning across the Segment.
* Develop and lead communications and discussions with Poultry team and Tyson Senior Leadership team

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How To Become A Director, Strategic Initiatives

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.


A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.

Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization. 

Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.

Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.

Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.

Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.

Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.

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Real Director, Strategic Initiatives Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Head of Strategic Initiatives for Global Personal Chartis Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2012 $235,000
Director-Strategic Initiatives CLSA Americas LLC San Francisco, CA Sep 17, 2013 $232,200
Director, Strategic Initiatives Vulcan Inc. Seattle, WA Oct 21, 2016 $215,000
Director, Strategic Initiatives Owens Corning Toledo, OH Sep 10, 2013 $207,805
Director International Strategic Initiatives Plasco, LLC Miami, FL Jun 15, 2016 $200,000
Director, Strategic Initiatives Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. New Brunswick, NJ Jan 04, 2016 $192,000
Director Strategic Initiatives Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 18, 2015 $189,215
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Nov 06, 2016 $185,683
Executive Director, Head of Projects & Strategic Initiatives UBS Services LLC New York, NY Aug 25, 2016 $181,500 -
Executive Director, Head of Projects & Strategic Initiatives UBS Services LLC New York, NY Aug 21, 2015 $180,000 -
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives SONY Music Entertainment New York, NY Sep 04, 2014 $175,000
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Pricing NBC Universal, LLC CA Aug 11, 2014 $175,000
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Mar 22, 2016 $154,939 -
Director, Strategic Initiatives Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Jul 15, 2013 $153,214 -
Director, Strategic Initiatives Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 14, 2013 $153,214 -
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives Medidata Solutions, Inc. New York, NY May 31, 2014 $152,000
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives New York City Transit Authority New York, NY Dec 01, 2013 $151,875
Director, Alzheimer's Research Initiative New York Academy of Sciences New York, NY Sep 26, 2012 $150,000
Director, Strategic Initiatives Baxter Healthcare Corporation Westlake Village, CA Aug 23, 2012 $145,985
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives New York City Transit Authority New York, NY Dec 01, 2011 $144,375
Director, Strategic Initiatives PGIM, Inc. Newark, NJ Jul 25, 2016 $119,100 -
Director, Finance and Strategic Initiatives Owens Corning Toledo, OH Apr 12, 2015 $118,000 -
Director of Strategic Initiatives Enterprise for A Sustainable World Ann Arbor, MI Mar 11, 2016 $116,542
Director, Strategic Initiatives United Healthcare Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 31, 2015 $116,500 -
Director, International Climate Initiative World Resources Institute Washington, DC Jan 17, 2011 $107,952 -
Director, Strategic Initiatives United Healthcare Services, Inc. Minnetonka, MN Jun 01, 2012 $106,434 -
Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Jul 01, 2015 $104,000 -
Director, Transforming Trauma Initiative The Garrison Institute NY Jun 01, 2011 $100,000

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Top Skills for A Director, Strategic Initiatives


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Top Director, Strategic Initiatives Skills

  1. Business Strategies
  2. Strategic Initiatives
  3. Key Initiatives
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participate in national balance scorecard pathway meetings to develop new business strategies for the wholesale marketing organization.
  • Created a department to execute strategic initiatives and guide and educate management staff, including the executive management team.
  • Reported to Sr VP of Clinical Operations; responsible for key initiatives affecting $2B Behavioral Health business.
  • Supported C-suite in exploring and executing strategic growth, while maintaining previous responsibility for financial analysis department.
  • Created technical and marketing white papers for Enterprise Management, Service Delivery, Physical Security and Infrastructure Management.

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