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Assistant Director of Strategy

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At Northwestern Mutual, we’re changing the way people think about financial planning. We’re redefining and disrupting the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences and better technology. We believe in building inclusive, and diverse workplaces, where every voice is heard. Come help us build for the future.

What’s the role?

Reporting to the VP of Strategy within the Customer Experience unit, the Assistant Director of Strategy owns strategic, customer-focused workstreams answering business unit level questions that have a significant impact on near and long-term success of Northwestern Mutual, with a focus on using data and facts to generate insights. This role requires building a deep understanding of the enterprise and multiple functional and departmental objectives to ensure work and recommendations are aligned to the company's overall business strategies and goals. A blend of analytical prowess, intellectual curiosity and strong interpersonal communication skills are needed to thrive in this role.

Principle accountabilities:

  • Own work streams that have significant impact on Customer Experience.

  • Perform data analysis and modeling to build insights required to make decisions

  • Monitor industry and competitor trends and data to extract insights relevant to Northwestern Mutual’s strategic direction.

  • Present findings and recommendations to senior leadership with a focus on translating insights into actions

  • Participate and at times lead cross functional teams implementing recommendations

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, mathematics, economics or equivalent field experience.

  • MBA preferred

  • Expertise collecting, analyzing & synthesizing both quantitative and qualitative insights generating actionable recommendations

  • Proven track record for managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Clearly exhibits prioritization skills and is laser-focus on efficiency

  • Able to partner and communicate comfortably with senior management on business issues

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.