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Cengage Learning Director, Strategy & Business Development – CGB in Boston, Massachusetts

We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/.

The Cengage Global Business (“CGB”) Strategy & Business Development team works closely with the President of CGB and our Executive Team to develop and execute global strategies that serve to fulfill our corporate goals. We lead deep-dive analyses on critical “needle-moving” topics, drive key strategic initiatives to evolve our business models, and optimize company-wide performance through operational improvements. This is a small, nimble team with high visibility and direct ownership of and accountability in mission critical areas.

The Director of Strategy & Business Development, CGB leads projects across our global businesses to deepen our customer engagement and provides new ways for students and teachers globally to use our content.

What You’ll Do Here:

  • Drives key strategic initiatives

  • Leads cross-functional projects to accelerate business unit transformation

  • Optimizes company-wide performance through operational improvements

  • Leads project teams of Strategy Analysts and/or functional and business unit members

  • Individually executes large scale projects

  • Defines, structures & executes operational & strategic initiatives by developing work plans, capturing & synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses, & developing actionable recommendations

  • Presents findings to senior management & prepare documentation for Board of Directors

  • Supports operational and reporting requirements of global business on an as-needed basis

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • Minimum of 5 years previous management consulting experience with proven track record of achievement and/or equivalent corporate strategy experience

  • Overall 7+ years of professional experience

  • Experience delivering large, complex projects and influencing business outcomes

  • Evidence of successful project management spanning multiple dimensions (i.e., large vs. small, cross-matrixed and single team/unit, etc.)

  • Proven ability to conceive and execute quantitative analysis and deliver data-driven insights

  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Capacity to work independently or as part of a team with a “roll up your sleeves” approach

  • Highly collaborative and able to influence; should embrace, support and practice a collaborative style which goes beyond relationship building; will achieve results with and through others

  • Ability to self-manage progress and deliverables with a high degree of accountability and personal urgency

  • Ability to travel (expect <10%)

  • MBA (or equivalent) preferred

  • Prior experience leading successful organizational transformation projects a plus

  • Previous experience in education, software, and/or publishing industries a plus

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

If you are a Colorado state resident, please email jobpostinginquiries@cengage.com to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this posting’s job ID in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response.

About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.

We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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