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Strategic Planning Manager manages the analytical and research activities supporting an organization's strategic, short-term, and long-range goal planning function. Oversees data collection and conducts organizational reviews to identify the business's strengths and weaknesses and evaluate operational effectiveness. Being a Strategic Planning Manager leads the research of emerging trends, expansion opportunities, competitive threats, and the viability of outside business partners. Develops recommendations for internal business process improvement. Additionally, Strategic Planning Manager designs and executes methods to track and measure organizational performance data to use for planning. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Strategic Planning Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Strategic Planning Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.

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Strategic Planner Job Description

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Job summary 1

As a Strategic Planner, your primary responsibility is to help innovate, develop, and implement business models; grow the business by researching leads, finding new opportunities, and monetizing those new ideas. Being a Strategic Planner requires adaptability, entrepreneurship, design thinking, working with internal and external stakeholders, and driving results. The projects have high visibility and offer real opportunities to make difference and bring new business to Company. All of these present a lot of growth opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities 1

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the industry environments to identify or forecast trends and pursue opportunities for future growth
  • Lead the annual business planning process from market potential evaluation to delivery of business plan for the following year
  • Lead the realization of strategic business development projects
  • Lead the development of business models and value propositions, identify and secure resources. Implement actions needed to realize new business models.

Requirements & Skills 1

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or Automotive required, MBA preferred
  • 5-7+ years of experience in sales, product marketing, or business development
  • Very good understanding of the global and North American automotive industry
  • Highly result-oriented: Ability to work on multiple time-sensitive projects
  • Self-learner: Ability to work with minimal supervision and within a team atmosphere
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Teams proficiency

Job summary 2

We are seeking a Strategic Planner to join our team at our headquarters. The selected applicant will become an integral part of a team that provides corporate development, strategic planning, and portfolio management expertise to our Sector and Division leadership teams. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the key value drivers. The Strategic Planner will support the core objective to achieve sustainable profitable growth through the development and execution of innovative organic and inorganic business strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities 2

  • Supports the annual strategic planning process
  • Conducts market assessments to include analysis of customer budgets, buying behaviors, and trends to identify potential market growth opportunities
  • Performs competitive analysis which will include identifying key trends, recent developments, competitive behaviors, and financial analysis
  • Modeling and analytics support for business development pipeline reviews, business management annual operating plan analysis, and investment planning

Requirements & Skills 2

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline with a minimum of 6 years of combined strategy experience
  • Master’s degree in a technical or business discipline with a minimum of 4 years of combined strategy experience
  • Experience in strategic planning and corporate development
  • Experience working with financial modeling, annual operating plans, and business pipeline assessments
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Job summary 3

The Strategic Planning organization seeks a Strategic Planner analyst to, help develop and implement financial growth strategies for the business. As a member of the dynamic and engaging Enterprise & Campaign Strategy team, this individual will be working collaboratively with other team members and individuals from across the business to drive results.

Duties & Responsibilities 3

  • Leading the development of strategies associated with organic and inorganic growth;
  • Developing and managing internal campaign and cross-campaign strategies;
  • Ensuring consistent project support to meet high-demand campaigns and high op-tempo strategic planning cycles
  • Synthesizing market, environmental, budgetary, and financial trends to inform senior leader decisions;
  • Conducting contextualized, decision-quality scenario analysis;
  • Leading trade studies, developing and evaluating various business models strategies

Requirements & Skills 3

  • Experience with financial planning and/or forecasting methods
  • Demonstrated cross-organizational consensus-building
  • Experience with analysis and data visualization on a wide range of market, environmental, budgetary, and financial issues
  • Experience developing business cases for capture effort and/or investment request
  • Experience with complex, strategy development or problem-solving
  • Understanding of portfolio management principles and investment project evaluation techniques

Job summary 4

The Strategic Planner is responsible for helping create, concept, and complete strategies, programs, and campaigns using consumer insights, trends, best practices, technologies, and innovations. This position requires experience with digital, content, and/or experiential. Must possess a true passion for building innovative experiences and content that engages consumers toward the client’s overall brand goals. This position is client-facing and requires strong presentation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a passion for constant learning.

Duties & Responsibilities 4

  • Strategic oversight for all client campaigns and projects, providing the creative team direction to ensure the marketing and creative work is on-strategy and on-brand
  • Developing strategies for selling ideas and providing rationale from research to support strategy
  • Write inspiring creative briefs and brief in-house teams or partner agencies to develop the content/experience needed to bring channels to life
  • Researching, analyzing, and presenting cultural and social trends that affect the marketplace both locally and globally for our client’s brands
  • Leading/participating in brainstorming sessions with research, planning, and creative teams to develop brand strategies that drive rich creative thinking
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research and the ability to synthesize and analyze data, draw actionable conclusions and identify trends
  • Utilize research and tools to help populate customer profiles and personas; identify unmet needs, hypothesize key customer problems/digital solutions
  • Collaborate effectively and support knowledge sharing with colleagues from a range of disciplines including Strategy, Creative, Account Management
  • Create clear, compelling content for client presentations, POVs, and other deliverables
  • Work across all brands and new business
  • Maintains accurate timesheets that are completed by required deadlines

Requirements & Skills 4

  • 3-5+ years of experience in strategic planning with a concentration on digital, social, or content strategy
  • Strong passion and strategic understanding of social media technologies, uses, and best practices, such as blogs, forums/ comments, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success in business analysis, data mining, and reporting
  • Use of social insights and measurement platforms
  • Strong understanding of user research, user-centric design principles, and online consumer behavior
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Dynamic problem-solving skills and the ability to influence internal teams
  • Able to work with bi-coastal teams

Job summary 5

We have an immediate opening for a Strategic Planner and are looking to fill a full-time position to support our client.

Duties & Responsibilities 5

  • Support the development and management of strategic plans, schedules, reports, briefings, and other deliverables for leadership.
  • Track project goals and milestones and ensure alignment with organizational plans
  • Support meeting planning and execution, logistics, and communication activities
  • Support the creation of cost estimates and investment analyses across various phases of PMO programs
  • Conduct business process, PMO program, and project analyses and re-engineering and develop alternative assessments
  • Develop and manage program management and execution of risk assessments and risk mitigation activities
  • Maintain program documents and assist with analysis of program performance
  • Generate and manage program/project status, cost and schedule indicators, project schedule trends, critical path analysis, and schedule optimizations

Requirements & Skills 5

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science Disciplines or related field
  • Will substitute 10 – 15 years of relevant work experience for a bachelor’s degree depending on specialization and overall experience level)
  • 2-10 years of Strategic Planning Experience
  • Excellent communications and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency with Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • The ability to successfully obtain and maintain a U.S. Suitability/Public Trust Background Clearance

Job summary 6

The Strategic Planner is responsible for uncovering insights to develop breakthrough insights. They will deliver inspiring creative briefs and insightful business-changing communication recommendations.

Duties & Responsibilities 6

  • Collaborate with other Strategists, Creative, Analytics, Project Management, and Account teams to understand the true nature of our client's challenges and help find ways to solve them using data and research.
  • Assist in the development of customer journey and cross-channel comms plans
  • Understanding the voice of the consumer and ways in which this influences the decision-making process of our client's products and services
  • Develop insight-driven creative briefs to inspire our creative teams
  • Be proficient with secondary research tools to pull quick data to inform briefs and plans
  • Have experience participating in the development of primary research and the development of key insights.
  • Create data-driven communications plans and develop hypotheses for campaign optimization and test and learn plans.
  • Maintain the strategic plan and calendar for your clients to drive campaign optimization.
  • Work closely with Account and Project Management teams on meeting client strategic deliverable deadlines.

Requirements & Skills 6

  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Extremely inquisitive and questions what matters most
  • A natural-born storyteller
  • Organized and results-driven personality
  • Infinitely interested in understanding people and the drivers of engagement
  • Successful working on ever-evolving, collaborative, and high-visibility accounts
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and agile environment
  • Able to see through mounds of information to focus on what is most important for the task at hand
  • Passion for problem-solving and being an innovator
  • 2-5 years experience in strategy, insights, or planning roles in digital or marketing agency
  • Ability to interpret data and formulate a story using analytics and marketing datapoints
  • Demonstrated experience creating vision and strategic communications plans that influence department initiatives
  • Experience coordinating and developing recommendations and road maps for integrated customer plans
  • Mobile, Tech/Internet, Streaming account, or other subscription models a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising or Business preferred

Job summary 7

The Strategic Planner role requires a broad understanding of Company supply chain linkage and full ecosystem.

Duties & Responsibilities 7

  • Ensuring supply is globally positioned to maximize factory fulfillment of customer orders through proactive planning and inventory and business strategies product life cycle management and execution to support Intel growth.
  • Analyzing forecasted demand and populating silicon dependent requirement

Requirements & Skills 7

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain or a closely related field
  • Supply chain management, operations planning
  • Management business process improvement, order demand, fulfillment processes, and, supply chain management tools.
  • Business analysis process, reengineering, and stakeholder management.

Job summary 8

The Strategic Planner is responsible for serving as strategic support on multiple accounts and new businesses. In this role, the individual will be working collaboratively with senior team members on day-to-day planning needs. The Strategic Planner is responsible for understanding the disease/market, competition, and target audience insights and partnering with senior team members to translate those insights into actionable recommendations for brand strategy. They will begin to develop relationships with account/creative teams - and begin to earn their trust and confidence. As an individual grows and develops their skill sets in various planning disciplines, they will take on projects with more autonomy.

Duties & Responsibilities 8

  • Workshop preparation
  • Organize materials for workshop session
  • Brand Planning
  • Conduct insight mining and literature reviews, take part in market research, provide input into discussion guides
  • New Business
  • Participate in physician interviews to learn insights and to craft the story

Requirements & Skills 8

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Social Listening
  • Emphasizes the broader, longer-term vision and values as a means of guiding decisions and actions
  • Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately
  • Ability to establish an effective demeanor and communication to influence one's point of view

Job summary 9

We are looking for a Strategic Planner with a passion for building brands and inspiring great creativity. The ideal candidate can lead clients through straightforward, yet thoughtful and creative strategic thinking. Should have a finger on the pulse of culture, a knack for uncovering simple truths, and a strong affection for brands, people, business, and advertising. 2+ years of creative strategy experience.

Duties & Responsibilities 9

  • Developing and implementing brand and communication strategy across various consumer touchpoints, especially digital and social
  • Uncovering insights and bringing to life the worlds of our targets and what makes them tick to help inspire great creative work
  • Connecting the dots through our client's business, the competitive landscape, research, and consumer trends
  • Building rapport with creatives, and shaping creative development with constructive criticism
  • Collaborating with other departments and specialties, and guiding them strategically

Requirements & Skills 9

  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer and design skills including PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of research methodologies and statistics for both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Resourcefulness in finding answers, synthesizing, and drawing insights from syndicated/secondary research
  • Ability to balance multiple accounts, teams, and projects simultaneously
  • Experience in convenience store/QSR, healthcare, and Hispanic/multicultural marketing isn't required but is appreciated.

Job summary 10

The Strategic Planner will be the single point of contact to lead and manage complex operational projects across Physical Operations (such as Facilities, Security, Environmental Safety and Health, IT, etc.) and use their deep expertise across other operational departments to develop infrastructure solutions that ensure success for our national security missions.

Duties & Responsibilities 10

  • Engage proactively in strategic planning to anticipate infrastructure needs and develop operations plans that support and outline strategies to address them
  • As a “general contractor”, partner to understand each mission enabling function to flow work efficiently throughout the organization
  • Be accountable for service delivery and overall project execution for key initiatives
  • Lead and integrate project teams across several functions and disciplines to respond to complex infrastructure issues
  • Facilitate project development and manage longer-term strategic projects, including scope definition, project plan and schedule development, project monitoring and control, risk management, and integrated change control
  • Be a liaison for data calls such as space/workforce planning, demand planning, and long-term Facilities and Infrastructure plans

Requirements & Skills 10

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or other relevant subject plus five or more years of proven experience in planning, execution, and/or operations
  • Proven experience with project management
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to translate vision into robust action plans and follow through to completion
  • Experience with infrastructure planning and requirements analysis
  • Proven experience working with technical concepts
  • Work effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Ability to influence others professionally to achieve positive project outcomes
  • Flexible, adaptable, resilient, and tenacious with a propensity to persevere; able to work in ambiguous situations

Frequently asked questions

What does a strategic planner do.

A strategic planner is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that help an organization achieve its goals and objectives. This involves analyzing the organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, as well as identifying trends and market conditions that may impact the organization's future.

Some of the key responsibilities of a strategic planner may include:

Conducting research: A strategic planner will research the industry, market trends, and competitors to identify potential opportunities and challenges.

Developing strategies: Based on the research, a strategic planner will develop strategies and action plans to achieve the organization's goals.

Communicating with stakeholders: A strategic planner will communicate the strategies and action plans to stakeholders, such as executives, managers, and employees.

Evaluating performance: A strategic planner will evaluate the performance of the organization and its strategies to determine if they are achieving the desired outcomes.

Adjusting strategies: If the strategies are not achieving the desired outcomes, a strategic planner will adjust them accordingly and develop new strategies as needed.

Overall, the role of a strategic planner is critical in helping an organization achieve long-term success and competitive advantage.

What are the skills of a strategic planner?

A strategic planner requires a range of skills to be effective in their role. Here are some key skills that a strategic planner should possess:

Analytical skills: A strategic planner must be able to analyze complex data and information to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform strategic decisions.

Critical thinking: A strategic planner must be able to think critically and objectively about problems and opportunities, and develop creative solutions to address them.

Communication skills: A strategic planner must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including executives, managers, and employees.

Strategic thinking: A strategic planner must be able to think strategically and develop long-term plans and goals that align with the organization's vision and mission.

Project management: A strategic planner must be able to manage complex projects and ensure that they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.

Leadership: A strategic planner must be able to lead and inspire others, and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to achieve shared goals.

Decision-making: A strategic planner must be able to make informed decisions based on data and analysis, and be comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty.

Business acumen: A strategic planner must have a deep understanding of the organization's industry, market, and competitors, as well as its financial performance and key drivers of success.

Overall, a strategic planner must possess a range of skills to be effective in their role and be able to adapt to changing market conditions and organizational priorities.

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Provides integrated research, planning, and leadership in the development of programs and initiatives for a large, organizationally complex operating component of the University. Identifies key strategic opportunities, and interfaces with senior administration, faculty, staff, industry, academic, and/or government agency officials in the representation and development of strategic programs, services, and initiatives. Participates in the establishment of integrated strategies and policies for the organization. Manages and administers one or more key operational functions, as appropriate to the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and participates in the evaluation of strategic opportunities pertinent to the objectives of the organization.
  • Interacts with senior management and administrators within the university and, as appropriate, within industry and government, to represent and promote the development of strategic programs.
  • Oversees and coordinates the development of strategic programs on a project management basis, to include development of budgets and projections, identification of funding sources, and development and preparation of funding proposals.
  • Coordinates the administration of multiple strategic programs, and serves as a principle point of liaison between program principals, administrators, and funding sources.
  • Manages and coordinates the implementation and administration of integrated program development strategies, policies, and procedures for the organization.
  • Develops and/or advises on strategies designed to raise the general level of consciousness within the community and among potential funding sources of the organization's capacities and offerings.
  • Participates in the development of research strategies, and acts as a point of consulting expertise to faculty in the effective development of funding proposals and promotion initiatives.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaborative efforts among faculty and/or senior staff and the development of extramural support.
  • May supervise and/or lead staff and/or student employees, as assigned.
  • May serve as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging internal and external issues impacting on the operational environment of the enterprise.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes, and requirements for strategic planning and development within a public institution.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Knowledge of university and/or public institution budgeting and funding procedures, standards, and documentation requirements.
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and accurately assess the viability of strategic opportunities available to the enterprise.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of institutional administration and fiscal control principles and procedures, as applied to a public university.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date : 09/22/2020

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A strategic planning director is responsible for overseeing the organization's operations and processes to identify strategic initiatives that would drive the company to its long-term growth and development. Strategic planning directors identify business opportunities that would generate more revenue resources and profits by conducting data and statistical analysis with the current industry trends. They also monitor sales and marketing activities to ensure the efficient delivery of promotional campaigns on various market platforms. A strategic planning director must have excellent communication skills , especially in negotiating contracts with clients and maintaining a long-lasting business relationship.

Strategic planning director responsibilities

Here are examples of responsibilities from real strategic planning director resumes:

  • Manage, implement, and assess key strategic initiatives with a focus on client relations and maximizing ROI.
  • Lead central team summarizing and prioritizing all DOD opportunities, enabling more efficient and effective resource allocation across several program departments.
  • Direct the identification and development of reporting and analytics packages measuring sales and marketing outcomes against state business goals and metrics.
  • Align budgets and resources with clients' business goals and demonstrate solid ROI for marketing dollars.
  • Develop and execute production plans initially in spreadsheets and convert to customize ERP software.
  • Train and mentore staff in proper utilization of current proprietary procurement system technologies and ERP systems development and implementation.
  • Facilitate monthly revenue planning sessions for tactical and strategic financial plans using Hyperion planning software.


Strategic planning director skills and personality traits

We calculated that 11 % of Strategic Planning Directors are proficient in Project Management , Business Development , and Financial Models . They’re also known for soft skills such as Analytical skills , Communication skills , and Creativity .

We break down the percentage of Strategic Planning Directors that have these skills listed on their resume here:

Position entailed developing strategic business plans (and medical) and project management and communication plans for greater veterinary practice.

Created extensive financial analysis and cash flow projections that helped secure crucial investor funding for technology and business development plans.

Developed financial models for various strategic business opportunities.

Conducted financial analysis for market assessments, corporate valuation, and budget forecasts.

Nominated by the CEO and accepted into the firm s three year executive leadership program.

Develop and communicate strategic priorities to guide grant allocation decisions.

Most strategic planning directors use their skills in "project management," "business development," and "financial models" to do their jobs. You can find more detail on essential strategic planning director responsibilities here:

  • Analytical skills. One of the key soft skills for a strategic planning director to have is analytical skills. You can see how this relates to what strategic planning directors do because "advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization." Additionally, a strategic planning director resume shows how strategic planning directors use analytical skills: "managed and directed analysis of market, customer, product line and industry trends, gathered data and created actionable insight. "
  • Communication skills. Another soft skill thatrsquo;s essential for fulfilling strategic planning director duties is communication skills. The role rewards competence in this skill because "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." According to a strategic planning director resume, herersquo;s how strategic planning directors can utilize communication skills in their job responsibilities: "mentor operational vp's as requested by chapter president: communications, marketing, it, finance, strategic partnerships. "
  • Creativity. Another skill that relates to the job responsibilities of strategic planning directors is creativity. This skill is critical to many everyday strategic planning director duties, as "advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "deliver kpis and inventory reporting. "
  • Interpersonal skills. A big part of what strategic planning directors do relies on "interpersonal skills." You can see how essential it is to strategic planning director responsibilities because "managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization." Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical strategic planning director tasks: "trained new employees in business practices, new business development, and interpersonal communication. "
  • Organizational skills. Another crucial skill for a strategic planning director to carry out their responsibilities is "organizational skills." A big part of what strategic planning directors relies on this skill, since "advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members." How this skill relates to strategic planning director duties can be seen in an example from a strategic planning director resume snippet: "conducted strategic business analysis to support the organizational re-design of all cnn news groups to include cnn national and international bureaus. "

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Strategic planning director vs. business development manager.

A business development manager's duties include identifying business opportunities, developing effective models and strategies to improve business performance, searching for potential clients to generate income and attract partnerships. A business development manager must have extensive knowledge of the market trends and adjust strategies as needed to meet the needs of the client. Excellent communication, decision-making, critical thinking, and leadership skills are just some of the key factors that business development managers should possess to communicate and negotiate with the clients.

If we compare the average strategic planning director annual salary with that of a business development manager, we find that business development managers typically earn a $41,403 lower salary than strategic planning directors make annually.

While their salaries may differ, the common ground between strategic planning directors and business development managers are a few of the skills required in each roleacirc;euro;trade;s responsibilities. In both careers, employee duties involve skills like project management, business development, and market research.

These skill sets are where the common ground ends though. The responsibilities of a strategic planning director are more likely to require skills like "financial models," "financial analysis," "executive leadership," and "strategic priorities." On the other hand, a job as a business development manager requires skills like "customer service," "healthcare," "business relationships," and "customer relationships." As you can see, what employees do in each career varies considerably.

Business development managers tend to make the most money working in the finance industry, where they earn an average salary of $103,515. In contrast, strategic planning directors make the biggest average salary, $138,098, in the manufacturing industry.

On average, business development managers reach lower levels of education than strategic planning directors. Business development managers are 10.1% less likely to earn a Master's Degree and 1.1% less likely to graduate with a Doctoral Degree.

Strategic planning director vs. Marketing manager

Marketing managers are experienced employees who oversee the marketing department of the organization. They manage activities such as marketing campaigns, social media postings, company branding, and other strategic marketing activities. They provide strategic direction and come up with departmental goals. They also provide proper training for employees in the department to ensure that they have a deep understanding of its marketing tools. Marketing managers should be creative, should have good interpersonal skills , and should be flexible.

A career as a marketing manager brings a lower average salary when compared to the average annual salary of a strategic planning director. In fact, marketing managers salary is $37,622 lower than the salary of strategic planning directors per year.

A few skills overlap for strategic planning directors and marketing managers. Resumes from both professions show that the duties of each career rely on skills like "project management," "business development," and "market research. "

In addition to the difference in salary, there are some other key differences worth noting. For example, strategic planning director responsibilities are more likely to require skills like "financial models," "financial analysis," "executive leadership," and "strategic priorities." Meanwhile, a marketing manager has duties that require skills in areas such as "digital marketing," "marketing campaigns," "email marketing," and "customer service." These differences highlight just how different the day-to-day in each role looks.

Marketing managers may earn a lower salary than strategic planning directors, but marketing managers earn the most pay in the technology industry with an average salary of $115,553. On the other hand, strategic planning directors receive higher pay in the manufacturing industry, where they earn an average salary of $138,098.

Average education levels between the two professions vary. Marketing managers tend to reach lower levels of education than strategic planning directors. In fact, they're 11.2% less likely to graduate with a Master's Degree and 1.1% less likely to earn a Doctoral Degree.

Strategic planning director vs. Manager, strategy

A strategy manager is an individual who reviews a company's objectives for growth and works with executives to formulate actionable plans to achieve these objectives. To make comprehensive recommendations, strategy managers must conduct data analysis of the organization as well as the overall industry. They must provide assessments of market trends and identify business threats and opportunities. Strategy managers should also work with department heads to develop individual team goals and break them down into actionable steps for the employees to complete.

An average manager, strategy eans a lower salary compared to the average salary of strategic planning directors. The difference in salaries amounts to managers, strategy earning a $32,341 lower average salary than strategic planning directors.

Using the responsibilities included on strategic planning directors and managers, strategy resumes, we found that both professions have similar skill requirements, such as "project management," "business development," and "financial models.rdquo;

Some important key differences between the two careers include a few of the skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of each. Some examples from strategic planning director resumes include skills like "strategic priorities," "human resources," "program management," and "strategic business plan," whereas a manager, strategy is more likely to list skills in "portfolio," "client facing," "digital marketing," and "business strategy. "

Managers, strategy earn the highest salary when working in the technology industry, where they receive an average salary of $116,769. Comparatively, strategic planning directors have the highest earning potential in the manufacturing industry, with an average salary of $138,098.

Most managers, strategy achieve a higher degree level compared to strategic planning directors. For example, they're 6.1% more likely to graduate with a Master's Degree, and 0.6% more likely to earn a Doctoral Degree.

Strategic planning director vs. Director of strategy

A director of the strategy works together with senior managers in a company to determine where the company is going and how it will get there. This role is frequently found in big companies. The director of the strategy directly reports to senior management and can also be a valuable member of the management lineup. The director often works with a small team consisting of analysts and support staff. The director of the strategy is also responsible for getting and assessing information about the industry and current market trends, competitors, and possible business opportunities.

Directors of strategy tend to earn a higher pay than strategic planning directors by an average of $3,698 per year.

While their salaries may vary, strategic planning directors and directors of strategy both use similar skills to perform their duties. Resumes from both professions include skills like "project management," "business development," and "financial models. "

While some skills are required in each professionacirc;euro;trade;s responsibilities, there are some differences to note. "strategic priorities," "human resources," "program management," and "strategic business plan" are skills that commonly show up on strategic planning director resumes. On the other hand, directors of strategy use skills like analytics, healthcare, client facing, and digital transformation on their resumes.

Directors of strategy enjoy the best pay in the media industry, with an average salary of $159,449. For comparison, strategic planning directors earn the highest salary in the manufacturing industry.

The average resume of directors of strategy showed that they earn similar levels of education compared to strategic planning directors. So much so that theyacirc;euro;trade;re 2.9% more likely to earn a Master's Degree and more likely to earn a Doctoral Degree by 0.0%.

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What Does a Director Of Strategic Planning Do?

Find out what a director of strategic planning does, how to get this job, and what it takes to succeed as a director of strategic planning.

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The role of a director of strategic planning is one that requires an individual to think big picture. They are responsible for developing and executing the long-term plans of their organization, which often includes creating strategies that will help it grow or succeed in the future.

Directors of strategic planning may also be tasked with overseeing other aspects of their organization’s operations. This might include managing day-to-day business activities, ensuring compliance with regulations and laws, and overseeing human resources matters such as staffing, training, and compensation.

A director of strategic planning typically has a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:

  • Developing long-term strategic plans for the organization that align with its mission and goals
  • Reviewing financial statements to identify trends in expenses and revenue sources
  • Recommending changes or adjustments to current strategies based on new information
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of current marketing campaigns and recommending changes
  • Identifying organizational strengths and weaknesses, including key personnel and resources
  • Conducting research to identify new markets or products that could increase revenue
  • Recommending changes in organizational structure, such as mergers or acquisitions
  • Recommending changes to organizational policies or procedures to improve efficiency or effectiveness
  • Establishing long-term strategic plans that align with the organization’s mission and goals

Director Of Strategic Planning Salary & Outlook

Director of strategic planning salaries vary depending on their level of education, years of experience, and the size and industry of the company. Directors may also earn additional compensation in the form of bonuses.

  • Median Annual Salary: $125,000 ($60.1/hour)
  • Top 10% Annual Salary: $275,000 ($132.21/hour)

The employment of directors of strategic planning is expected to grow faster than average over the next decade.

Organizations will continue to invest in strategic planning as a way to increase efficiency and productivity, improve customer service, and reduce costs. Organizations also will need to plan for changes in their markets and environments.

A director of strategic planning typically needs the following qualifications:

Education: Most employers require strategic planners to have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance or another related field. Some strategic planners choose to earn a master’s degree in business administration to increase their earning potential and qualify for senior strategic planning roles.

Training & Experience: Directors of strategic planning typically have at least 10 years of experience in a related field. They may have worked as a strategic planner, a business analyst or a director of finance. They may have worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare or finance.

Directors of strategic planning also receive on-the-job training in the form of company-specific procedures and policies.

Certifications & Licenses: While certifications are not usually a requirement for a director of strategic planning role, they can help you impress potential employers and increase your earning potential.

Directors of strategic planning need the following skills in order to be successful:

Strategic thinking: Strategic thinking refers to the ability to see the big picture and understand how individual actions can affect the organization’s goals. Directors of strategic planning often have strong strategic thinking skills because they need to be able to see how their department’s work fits into the organization’s overall goals.

Communication: Communication is another crucial skill for directors of strategic planning. This is because they often need to convey their ideas and plans to other members of their organization. They may also need to communicate with other departments or stakeholders to gather information or feedback. Effective communication can help you convey your ideas and plans effectively and build trust with others.

Analysis: Analytical skills allow you to assess a situation and determine the best course of action. As a director, you may be responsible for creating a company-wide strategic plan that outlines the company’s goals and how to achieve them. This requires analyzing the current state of the company and its industry to determine the best course of action.

Problem-solving: Problem-solving skills are an important part of being a director of strategic planning. This role requires you to think of solutions to challenges the company may face. You may also be responsible for finding solutions to challenges that arise during the strategic planning process.

Leadership: Leadership skills can be an important part of a director’s responsibilities, as they often oversee a team of employees. Directors can use their leadership skills to motivate their team, set goals and encourage collaboration. Directors can also use their leadership skills to help their team develop their own leadership skills.

The work environment for a director of strategic planning is usually in an office setting, although some travel may be required for meetings with clients or other businesses. The director of strategic planning works closely with other members of the executive team to develop long-term plans for the company. He or she must be able to think creatively and strategically, and have excellent analytical and communication skills. The job can be stressful, as the director of strategic planning is responsible for the company’s overall direction and must make decisions that will have a significant impact on the company’s future.

Here are three trends influencing how directors of strategic planning work. Directors of strategic planning will need to stay up-to-date on these developments to keep their skills relevant and maintain a competitive advantage in the workplace.

The Need for a More Strategic Approach

The role of the director of strategic planning is becoming increasingly important as businesses move towards a more strategic approach. This trend is driven by the need for companies to be more agile and responsive to changes in their environment.

Directors of strategic planning are responsible for developing and implementing long-term plans that will help their company stay ahead of the competition. They also need to be able to think strategically and be able to see opportunities where others may only see risks.

More Collaboration Between Functions

As businesses become more complex, the need for collaboration between different functions becomes increasingly apparent. This is especially true for directors of strategic planning who need to work with other departments to develop a clear vision for the future of the company.

To succeed in this new environment, directors of strategic planning will need to be able to communicate effectively with other departments and understand the needs of all stakeholders. They will also need to be able to manage expectations and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

A Greater Focus on Data Analytics

Data analytics has become an increasingly important tool for businesses looking to make better decisions. By analyzing data from past experiences, businesses can predict what will happen in the future and make better decisions based on that information.

This trend is having a major impact on the field of strategic planning, as directors are now being asked to not only create long-term plans for the company, but also to use data analytics to back up those plans.

A director of strategic planning has a unique role in an organization. They are responsible for developing and implementing long-term plans that will help the company reach its goals. This requires a deep understanding of the company’s current situation, as well as its future potential.

To become a director of strategic planning, you need to have a strong background in business administration and management. You should also be able to think strategically and be able to see the big picture. Additionally, it is important to have excellent communication skills so that you can effectively convey your ideas to other members of the team.

The Director of Strategic Planning is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategy. They work with the CEO and other executive members of the company to make sure that the company is heading in the right direction and achieving its goals. As the company grows, the Director of Strategic Planning may be promoted to Chief Strategy Officer or even CEO.

Director Of Strategic Planning Job Description Example

The Director of Strategic Planning will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategy. He or she will work with the executive team to identify and assess opportunities and threats, set goals, and allocate resources. The Director of Strategic Planning will also be responsible for developing and managing the company’s strategic plan, as well as monitoring progress and periodically updating the plan. He or she will need to have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans that are in alignment with the company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Conduct regular environmental scans to identify opportunities and threats that could impact the company’s ability to achieve its objectives
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the organization to gather input and buy-in for the strategic planning process
  • Facilitate the development of annual operating plans that support the execution of the company’s strategy
  • Monitor progress against the strategic plan and make recommendations for course corrections as needed
  • Lead the development of long-term financial projections that support the company’s strategic goals
  • Identify and track key performance indicators that will be used to measure progress against the company’s strategic objectives
  • Prepare regular reports on the status of the company’s strategic planning process for the Board of Directors and senior management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and stakeholders that can support the achievement of the company’s strategic objectives
  • Serve as a thought leader within the organization, providing guidance and direction on strategic planning issues
  • Stay abreast of best practices in the field of strategic planning and share new insights with the team
  • Manage and develop a team of strategic planning professionals

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or related field
  • 10+ years experience in strategic planning, management consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy
  • Proven track record of leading successful strategic planning initiatives
  • Exceptional analytical skills and experience with financial modeling
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and solve complex problems

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Experience in the technology industry
  • Familiarity with lean startup methodology and design thinking principles

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Strategic Planning Analyst Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Strategic Planning Analyst

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Employers hiring for the strategic planning analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, MBA, Accounting, Business/Administration, Education, Math

Skills for Strategic Planning Analyst

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Desired experience for strategic planning analyst includes:

Strategic Planning Analyst Examples

  • Microsoft Word (.docx) .DOCX
  • PDF Document (.pdf) .PDF
  • Image File (.png) .PNG
  • Update strategic roadmap & assigned strategic dashboards/tracking mechanisms
  • Define strategic planning processes, priorities, capabilities, measures of success, Includes cadence and timing of various inputs/outputs
  • Coordinate with peers across the organization (including the PMO as a key stakeholder) to develop and execute a holistic strategic planning process
  • Identify integrations and establish contacts across the organization to align efforts and plan implementation
  • Prepare presentations for delivery to specific audiences
  • Preparation of sophisticated financial models, including corporate earnings projection model fund / portfolio capital allocation and analysis models
  • Creation of internal and external presentation materials
  • Preparing and assembling quarterly investor reports
  • Assisting with annual budget and mid-year re-forecast
  • Acting as a liaison to other departments within the company
  • IIBA or PMI certifications are a plus
  • Systems experience working with MicroStrategy, Warehouse Management Systems, Labor Management Systems, Retail and E-commerce platforms desirable
  • Analytical and modeling skills the ability to communicate complex ideas and data sets graphically
  • Not afraid to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and work with details the big picture
  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Business, or related field required
  • Media and entertainment industry experience a plus
  • Following established guidelines and identifying and resolving problems
  • Analyze the technology and understand how it relates to a business model
  • Research market conditions to analyze how they relate to existing or new technologies, concepts, ideas and applications
  • Create finance models to manufacture a given technology
  • Model and compare different manufacturing scenarios to optimize decision making process
  • Link a single technology to multiple market segment and provide analysis
  • Challenge ideas with novel approaches to markets and market segments through research / data analysis
  • Prepare appropriate reports (technology overviews, white papers, financial models and business analyses) providing overviews, recommendations and/or business plans to upper management
  • Read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position as directed by supervisor
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization to influence others towards strategic goals
  • Familiarity with project management tools, lifecycles
  • Accounting background highly preferred
  • An advanced degree related to the position requirements
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience related to the position
  • Ability to understand and adapt to ETL architecture and operations
  • Identify opportunities to drive efficiencies within the auto-enablement process
  • Ongoing data and file reviews to ensure accurate partner set-up in test and production
  • Internal test support during partner enablement & bi-annual certification for all 3rd party acquisition programs
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends in the Power and Energy sector, in the economy at large
  • Drive strategic planning process
  • Enable strategic decision-making by providing management with complex analysis, forecasting and models
  • Contribute to regional continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence
  • 8+ year of related experience is preferred
  • Experience analyzing failure data retrieved from the FRACAS is preferred
  • Process mapping, standardization skills, data collection & analysis, and strong mathematic skills are required
  • Experience with technology development
  • Experience with planning process and analyzing international policy and security
  • Experience with NATO force structure and DoD component commands
  • Experience with Joint Planning Systems and Tools and working with partner nations and interagency partners
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical expertise at the operational or strategic level
  • An advanced degree related to the positron requirements
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  • Point person for all Team data
  • Coordinate Bank Tank processes and presentations with Business Sponsors, Project Management and EPSI team
  • Work with team to conceptualize new ideas, research the new ideas and evaluate them objectively from a market and financial standpoint
  • Work with team to coordinate 5 year roadmap and strategic planning initiatives
  • Work with team to extract and document knowledge from Subject Matter Experts via facilitated sessions
  • Acts as liaison, problem solver and facilitator with Subject Matter Experts
  • Coordinate, document and distribute quarterly team newsletter
  • Provide support documents & data analysis for the Company’s cross border transactions, such as APA, transfer price and other related party transactions
  • Gather and analyze data relevant to international tax compliance, APA, transfer price and tax planning strategies, perform analysis schedules and calculations
  • Business analysis or retail management consulting experience preferred
  • Experience in corporate retail a plus
  • Experience working with and configuring SharePoint is not a prerequisite, but highly desirable
  • Degree in Business or Engineering discipline preferred
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin as the successful person will liaise with our China and Taiwan counterparts
  • Working with a cross-functional team, support portfolio planning and decision-making with financial modeling, forecasting, and program planning, including inclusion of relevant development, market research, and competitive intelligence-driven assumptions
  • Manage international tax component of the Company’s IRS audits, such as transfer price related, foreign tax credit, 5471 / 5472 related IDRs
  • Assists with opportunity identification strategies and site specific analysis to determine optimal trade areas for potential store locations
  • Assists with strategic initiatives and financial forecasting/reporting for executive-requested projects
  • Assists Market Planning team with site analysis/sales projections as needed to meet pipeline objectives
  • Works with Manager to develop annual revenue plans for Walmart US, Walmart Canada, and VUDU
  • Evaluates catalog promotional performance, effectiveness and ROI - taking into consideration variable factors including promotion size, duration, frequency, price/discount, strength of titles, competitive forces, and merchandising support
  • Helps analyze profitability, identify trends & key drivers, and propose profit improvement opportunities
  • Reports and scorecards account performance for catalog, utilizing both internal and external databases
  • Executes reports and dashboards to support better forecasting, planning, and performance measurement
  • Oracle Discoverer knowledge is a plus
  • Overall understanding of retail management, inventory allocation and buying is preferred
  • New business/start up experience a plus
  • Supporting corporate long-range planning and strategic planning with financial modeling and associated business case analyses, including analyses for internal programs and external opportunities to support portfolio optimization efforts
  • Evaluating business development opportunities, including due diligence and opportunity assessments in conjunction with cross-functional team members
  • Preparing and maintaining presentations (including corporate/portfolio presentations, board materials)

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