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Ameren Strategic Development Manager in St. Louis, Missouri

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STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (POLICY) ( ZA7996)

About the Position

The Strategic Development Manager (Policy) is responsible for assisting with the thought-leadership, development and execution of Ameren's corporate strategy and related processes and deliverables, including for the Board of Directors and senior leadership (e.g., corporate strategy white paper, Blue Chips, and business planning). This role will report to the Director, Strategic Planning and will work directly on policy analysis projects with the Vice President, Sustainability and Electrification, and her team. In addition, this role will work closely with leaders across the all four segments of Ameren, including members of the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Leadership Team, and the Ameren Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner in formulating Ameren's position related to strategy, innovation, sustainability and electrification by working with segment leaders in order to gain alignment and traction.

  • Build relationships with strategic planning leaders across the organization in order to both develop and execute Ameren's strategy efficiently and effectively and at the enterprise and segment levels.

  • Manage policy analysis projects pertaining to environmental, social and governance (ESG).

  • Participate with the Ameren policy team reviewing proposed federal and state legislation and developing Ameren's point-of-view consistent with the company's corporate strategy.

  • Participate in the development of the Ameren strategy outlining the various paths for growth and risks associated with each path.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide approach for performance management providing linkages between Ameren's strategy and corporate scorecard and the business segment plans and operating scorecards.

  • Develop and maintain competitive analysis relative to peers and other potential market participants.

  • Bring a business / entrepreneurial mindset to look for fundamental competitive advantages and reach for market disruptors and discontinuities.

  • Conduct targeted data analysis and develop insights in order to identify trends, actions, future product policy / technical / technology needs.

  • Identify opportunities as well as threats and evaluate multiple options; provide recommendations complete with risk analysis.

  • Translate market research data to identify customer, industry, and technology trends and assess market prospects.

  • Propose product studies, strategies, and projects, and coordinate and shape studies and projects with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required. Master's degree in business or legal discipline preferred. Seven or more years of professional experience (preferably in strategy, policy or related field), or five or more years of experience combined with a Master's degree. Previous experience in high level project management or team leadership are preferred. Energy industry knowledge and experience with Office365 are also preferred.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills including experience successfully resolving complex challenges is preferred.

  • Outstanding leadership skills including the ability to manage matrix teams.

  • Big picture thinking with an inquisitive, business-oriented, entrepreneurial, and creative mindset required.

  • A blend of technical knowhow, strong industry awareness, experience with competitive intelligence, a strong sense of curiosity and demonstrated ability to manage long-range planning required.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in addition to collaboration required.

  • Ability to influence, advocate and lead change required.

  • A broad industry network and proven ability to interface at a senior / board level preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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