The VP of Strategy is responsible for formalizing the company’s strategic-planning processes, and leading the development of the strategy, translating it for people across functions and business units, and drive organizational change forging new working relationships and synergies across the organization, and establishing greater transparency and accountability for those people carrying out the company’s strategy. In addition, the VP of Strategy is responsible for assessing whether strategic initiatives, at all levels of the organization, are in line with the company’s standards and objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads the development of the strategic plan/framework for the organization, and the detailed current year operating plan, while adhering to direction set by the C-suite and Board of Directors. This includes formalizing and leading the strategic planning process, focusing on long term trends and outlook, and competitive intelligence
Facilitates the execution of the strategy by working collaboratively with the other Executive Team members and ensuring that the strategy is communicated and easily understood by all throughout the organization. Ensures that strategic actions are completed at various levels to achieve desired results
Ensures that appropriate metrics are in place to measure performance and progress towards strategic goals
Acts as a key advisor to the c-suite on critical changes in the competitive landscape, global marketplace and external business environment
Engages external business and industry experts to learn and influence business strategies, constantly remaining alert and forward-thinking about opportunities and risks in the industry
Leads the development and implementation of consistent practices and strategic frameworks across Ascend Wellness Holdings and its subsidiaries
Oversees the development and implementation of a knowledge management infrastructure and leads in the management of organizational knowledge as a strategic asset to further the organization’s goals
Leads the organization’s approach to measurement and evaluation with a focus on the creation of an organizational dashboard for impact and organizational effectiveness
Interacting with venture capital partners and board of directors
Manages and motivates staff (including hiring, firing & performance management).
Train, direct and appraise staff.
Issues written & verbal instructions; examines for conformance to regulations and policy.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, ELIGIBILITY and TRAINING:
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in strategic planning
Seasoned professional, with a strong strategy orientation, who has previously held several business and operational roles in fast paced and complex environments. Work experience should include success in a period of growth and/or transition
Ability to apply a variety of strategic frameworks to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions
Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong executive presence, presentation and communication skills
Ability to leading the entire range of problem-solving work from problem definition to analysis, recommendation and the development of implementation plans
Ability to influence on a global and virtual stage, demonstrating courage, an approachable style and inspiring confidence
Ability to bridge cultural boundaries and norms to overcome barriers and improve outcomes
Ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, suppliers and customers
Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of a bachelor’s degree and experience.
Proven track record with strategy planning, development, and execution
Ascend Group Partners is an agriculture company that offers an integrated cannabis cultivator, processor, and dispensary operator. It seeks to foster a robust and inclusive cannabis industry through a premium, unmatched customer-focused retail experience.