The strategy group functions as an enterprise-wide consulting and corporate development group focused on delivering insights and analyses that drive both current performance and long-term corporate health (e.g., strategic planning, asset allocation, decision analyses, and deal structuring). The Director will play a vital role in working with executive leadership and the functional groups to identify and develop plans to fuel both organic and acquisitive business growth. He/she will also partner with the functional departments to foster an operating culture that focuses on delivering results against long-range planning objectives for the company. This is a position that provides a unique opportunity for an individual to be a leading contributor to a high-impact, family-owned, iconic organization with significant growth potential beyond just the core business.
Manage the day-to-day strategy cycle and work closely with a cross-functional team of senior leaders and functional groups to develop consensus and support for company objectives
Support the execution of our company objectives by advising or directly driving the initiation, planning, road mapping, delivering and closing of projects or new ventures
Research, analyze and synthesize external trends to glean the most impactful and useful information to aid the organization in making direct investments or growing revenue
Develop investment theses, risk mitigation plans, financial models, and execution plans for new business ventures
Serve as the conduit between portfolio investments and the core business, ensuring strategic value is being harvested where appropriate
Manage the end-to-end process for executing corporate development opportunities, including due diligence, modeling, valuation work, preparation of investment memos, and closing documentation
Assist with the preparation of materials to be used in presentations to the capital markets, public and industry officials, senior management and the company’s Board of Directors
Train, develop, and mentor junior staff
MBA from a top tier institution
Bachelor’s Degree in business, management, economics, or finance
8 years of total experience (can be inclusive of graduate school) with at least 3 years in investment banking or private equity
Candidate must possess strong critical thinking skills, excellent analytical and financial skills and the ability to create and operate complex financial models
Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to demonstrate clear, concise articulation of proposed options, risks, or actions
Candidate must possess an executive presence as a mature thought partner for senior management and external counterparties
Alignment with the organization’s values and competencies
Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, we can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, we keep all resumes on file and will contact you should we wish to schedule an interview with you.
The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.