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Senior Strategy Development Manager

Reference ID: PLA02614-16
Management and Executive
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Position Overview:

Are you a consultant who loves working on strategy and driving tangible savings or benefits? Are you looking for more work life balance? If you're passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then the Business Transformation & Operations (BTO) team awaits you.

Who Are We?

The Business Transformation & Operations (BTO) organization is responsible for the network and information technology (IT) operations; application development and support for business systems; and technology services for TELUS team members and customers As part of the Strategy and Enablement team within BTO you will participate in strategic project, transformational changes, organization restructuring and improving the effectiveness of our business functions.

Who you are:

You are a thought leader with top-notch people skills and an analytical edge. Collaborating with key stakeholders to roadmap, develop, and execute complex initiatives? That's no problem for you! Able to formulate, facilitate and execute strategies? You've been there and done that! Drawing from past experiences, you are ready to courageously tackle transformational projects across BTO and TELUS.

You are an influential Strategy Manager who can confidently present recommendations on strategic initiatives with EVP visibility to a wide range of audiences including senior executives.

Who you will be:

As a Strategy Manager, you'll be able to take on tons of exciting roles including connection builder, expert strategist, and inspiring mentor. You'll continually strive to improve yourself and your team members, because you believe that their success is your success. If you are ready to enact your strategic mind and excel at what you do, read on...


You will develop the business unit strategy by:
    •Supporting the development of the annual Strategy Check presentation in support of yearly planning cycles •Providing thought leadership on key market shifts and trends for impact and opportunity, as well as recommendations on dealing with competition •Developing frameworks and analytical models to provide key insights and identify improvement opportunities related to reliability, productivity, security and performance •Articulating and enhancing intra-organization and enterprise-wide processes and workflows •Leading project management of selected strategic initiatives and assessments, capturing status updates and projected/realized benefits •Identifying opportunities to improve BTO performance, and develop the best practices and metrics required to support transformational initiatives •Presenting recommendations on strategic initiatives with EVP visibility


Required Knowledge:
    •Knowledge of the telecommunications and IT industry •Strong business acumen and knowledge of corporate strategic planning processes, financial and budget management processes, business case development and investment prioritization, KPIs and scorecards •Financial modeling and forecasting, multi-team sensitivity analysis, and strong understanding of divisional and consolidated financial statements •Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word)

Required Skills & Abilities:

You are a:
    Strategic Decision Maker: You effectively problem-solve and base your decisions on sound data and evidence, financial and market assessment •Confident Presenter: You attain strong business acumen, and communication skills enabling you to deliver stellar presentations to senior executives •Lifelong Learner: You embrace continuous learning and proactively seek opportunities for growth •Change Leader: You adapt quickly to change and are a confident source of support for those experiencing change •Compelling Communicator: You are able to lead teams and develop cross-functional relationships to deliver operational and client focused programs, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills •Relationship Builder: You nurture strong partnerships with many groups within the organization including marketing, operations, finance and corporate strategy •Motivational Negotiator: You have a flexible style of leadership which motivations and influences all levels of decision makers, clients and team members •Strong Facilitator: Initiating, planning and organizing activities is your forte •Driven Achiever: You meet deliverables and work with minimal guidance

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
    •Business degree preferred, with related experience •MBA an asset

Required Experience:
    •5-10 years of business experience in strategy development, analysis and program execution, including experience managing executive level communications •Management consulting •Product management and telecom or IT operations experience an asset


Location: Vancouver or Toronto

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living the TELUS values and delivering on our Customers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Posted: January 14, 2017
Closes:January 21, 2017
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About Telus

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless ...

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