New York Power Authority VP Corporate Strategy in White Plains, New York
NYPA is building an internal strategic consulting function reporting to the SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development. The VP of Corporate Strategy will be crucial in building the function. The Corporate Strategy VP works closely with senior members of the organization on a variety of projects to advance NYPA’s mission. Projects will focus on various areas of the energy value stream covering generation, transmission, distribution and the customer. The Corporate Strategy VP will, design, and lead projects end-to-end, typically in the areas of innovation, strategy development, forward-looking thought leadership, or business transformation. Through project work, the Corporate Strategy VP will develop key working relationships with executives across the organization.
Initiatives that the VP of Corporate Strategy will be involved in shaping, leading and delivering, include:
Energy investment analysis, business planning and operations improvement
Reimagine the canals campaign to re-energize a New York State asset
Strategy development to pursue new opportunities / mitigate risks in the marketplace
Innovation projects that support the effective transformation of NYPA into a leading utility of the future.
The Corporate Strategy VP is expected to build an internal consulting organization and display a passion for organizational transformation and talent development.
Communicate with leadership to move the organization to action
Managing and mentoring junior members of the team
Build and own relationships with key stakeholders by directing team towards consensus points & gaining buy-in
Utilizing adept mentoring, coaching, and influencing skills to inspire others and resolve challenging relationship management situations, collaborating on approaches with Senior Vice President
Managing the execution of individual projects. This typically includes developing hypotheses, managing data collection, model creation and analyses, conducting primary and secondary research, creatively tackling information limitations, and surfacing insights
Supporting SVP of Strategy in project delivery through accurate and high-quality project execution
Coordinate work of cross-departmental teams to ensure project objectives are achieved and timelines are met; conduct research, financial modeling, data gathering and analysis
Effectively communicate key project findings and recommendations to various audiences (e.g., senior NYPA staff, internal and external stakeholders, etc.) by creating and delivering presentations
Manage the entire project lifecycle: leverage problem-solving skills to identify key issues/questions at the beginning of a project and develop an appropriate work plan, including project scope, timelines, specific analyses to be completed, and assign individual responsibilities
Manage on day-to-day basis successful strategy project execution by overseeing the development of business cases, work plans, primary and secondary research, and qualitative and quantitative analysis
Craft storylines that clearly articulate findings, insights, and recommendations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proven experience or high potential for applying the management consulting toolkit in a project leadership capacity
Experience in management consulting or other similar strategic and demanding analytic environment
Proven ability to develop and execute project plans, governance models, deliverable schedules, as well as proactively identify risks, issues and challenges to mitigate in an effective manner
Understanding of strategy, operations, and management across business functions in order to have a broad understanding of risk and compliance management
Strong quantitative skills (MS Excel) in financial modeling, business case development, etc. Must be able to identify and address data quality gaps, and ensure that data is utilized effectively
Strong demonstrated written and oral communications and presentation skills utilizing MS PowerPoint and MS Word; ability to present to senior leadership.
Ability to 'set up the problem', manage projects against tight timelines, and work well in teams
Ability to look at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions
Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities
Enterprising, resourceful, and results oriented
Pro-active, collaborative and strategic
Education, Experience and Certifications
5+ years of experience in strategy consulting and/or energy industry experience. Solid industry knowledge is required; breadth across industries is attractive
Demonstrated interest or experience in business, energy/utilities, economic development, and/or public policy issues is strongly preferred
Track record of leading and managing teams and delivering against tight deadlines in fast-paced and demanding environments
Experience leading engagements across various business functions including Operations, IT, Finance, Procurement
Strong background in conceptual problem solving and analyses
Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in Business/Economics, Engineering, or other related/applicable discipline)
- 10% Travel required
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.