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DIR CORP STRATEGY II (Director, Strategy and Corporate Development)

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.


We are looking for:

The Director, Strategy and Corporate Development will support the Strategy team in identifying and executing organic and inorganic initiatives across the company's portfolio. This role will partner with Strategy function and business units to identify and recommend preferred path to execute the company's strategy ("where to play" and "how to win"). Furthermore, the role will manage and provide support for key phases of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments, joint ventures, and divestitures for CMS Energy. This person will lead complicated discussions with the senior management team and manage teams of VPs, EDs, and other senior level people. They also will need to be a world class problem solver with advanced skills in problem definition, issue tree creation, analysis development, data sufficiency logic, and written/oral communication

  • Advanced problem solving (problem definition, problem structuring, etc)
  • Advanced story lining/ communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Prioritization/ team leadership
  • Financial analysis
  • Growth strategies

The successful candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid status of reporting to One Energy Plaza in Jackson, MI with home office flexibility


We encourage you to apply if you have: an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered and reviewed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, or other related field required
  • 6+ years expereince at an investment bank, corporate development, or strategy consulting firm with a focus on M&A and deals/transactions

Preferred skills:

  • Masters of Business Administration Degree



In this role, you will:

  • Develop and lead growth initiatives: conduct research on market segments and trends to identify optimal path to participating in priority markets through both organic and inorganic pathways
  • Perform financial analysis: create comprehensive pro-forma financial models, valuation analyses, and synergy models in support of potential transactions
  • Lead target screening: maintain acquisition targets, growth drivers, and integration theses; manage pipeline of potential investments including financial attractiveness, geographical footprint, products, landscape, capabilities, and risks
  • Lead teams in completing work & analysis: decide on the fact gathering and analysis to resolve the issues, while avoiding cognitive biases; some problems don’t need complex analysis, others require more complex tools; decide on the right tools for the team to use in different situations
  • Synthesize findings and develop recommendations: synthesize the findings to highlight insights; findings have to be assembled into a logical structure to test validity and then synthesized in a way that convinces others that you have a good solution
  • Develop compelling communications (oral and written): determine how best to communicate information in a compelling way; storyline needs to be developed that links the solution back to the original problem; importantly, it needs to be told in a way that the audience understands and is made relevant to them in order to move them to action and create impact

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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