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Brightway Insurance is a leader in the insurance industry, and we are not resting on our laurels! We have undertaken a comprehensive strategic plan to transform our company, and then the insurance industry. To support our vision, we are seeking a Head of Strategy who will be a thought partner and right-hand to Brightway’s President & CEO, Mark Cantin. In this critical role, the Head of Strategy will translate and synthesize data, draw insights, and develop compelling presentations to tell the business story to key stakeholders, including the executive leadership team and board of directors. The Head of Strategy will also drive the process to set the executive team’s annual and multi-year strategies, monitor key organizational performance metrics, and will oversee special projects. 
A strong candidate will be wired for business consulting, and must be highly skilled data and PowerPoint ninja, who is uber-professional, and loves working on a fast-moving team. You need to be a quick learner and tech-savvy. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take their career to the next level by working side-by-side with the CEO of a fast-paced, high-growth, business transformation environment.
What You’ll Do:
  • In partnership with the Chief Revenue Officer, the Chief Customer Experience Officer, and other executives, the Head of Strategy will interface with all members of the Brightway executive team to provide visibility to strategic deliverables and milestones, and will ensure that a high level of collaboration and cooperation occurs across the executive team 
  • Lead the preparation of analyses and presentations for various internal, external, and board meetings
  • Build strong relationships with other departments to foster cross-functional partnerships
  • Act as an extension of the CEO in appropriate settings to oversee meetings or entire projects
  • Oversee assigned strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution in partnership with the Transformation Office and departmental heads
  • Act as an advisor to the CEO on both strategic and tactical matters to determine and prioritize decisions, manage time, prepare materials, and brainstorm strategic objectives
  • Provide high-level, quick, and in-depth analysis of business performance, policies, politics, and industry trends
  • Create presentation materials, background briefs and talking points; and maintain post-meeting debriefs and follow up communication to relevant stakeholders
  • In partnership with the Head of Marketing and Communications and on behalf of the CEO, support the writing of op-eds, e-mails, articles, speeches, memos, and thank you letters to strategic partners, industry leaders, and government officials
  • Produce consolidated reporting to CEO, including reporting of internal documents that require coordinating data and information from around the organization
  • In partnership with the CFO, strategize, develop, and track key performance metrics for the organization to inform the CEO and the executive team on status and improvement opportunities

Candidate Experience, Skills, and Characteristics:
  • Ten+ years of relevant work experience, with preference to business consulting experience within a substantial management consulting firm
  • Meaningful and demonstrated history of operational efficiency and optimization
  • Exceptional project manager with extraordinary organization skills and experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Outstanding data mining skills, analysis, insight development, and presentation development to convey findings and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Strong command of technology (MS Office, PowerBI, MS Teams, video conferencing, Asana, etc..)
  • High gear operator who doesn’t take no for an answer
  • Superb judgment and integrity, unparalleled confidentiality, and sophistication in all aspects of work
  • Knowledge of optimized reporting of technical KPI’s, KRI’s and financial metrics
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, and strong data visualization skills (PowerPoint, Visio, Power BI) to tell a compelling story
  • Bachelors degree required with a strong preference for candidates with an MBA or similar post-graduate degree