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Alliant Energy Lead Corporate Strategy Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Join Alliant Energy in this highly visible role as a Lead Corporate Strategy Manager . In this position you will work closely with the executive team and subject matter experts to drive the definition and refinement of our corporate strategy, including managing the process that culminates in the annual Strategic Planning Conference with the Alliant Energy Board of Directors. You will work cross-functionally across all levels of the organization to stay current on the latest customer, market, technology, people, and regulatory trends and to incorporate that information into planning efforts that advance the company's Strategy. You also perform research and financial analysis to educate, inform and make recommendations and you will collaborate on the development and execution of a Strategic Communication Plan that ensures employees are aware of, understand and are connected to the Strategy.

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to the Cedar Rapids, IA or Madison, WI office. Candidates must reside in Iowa or Wisconsin.

What you will do

  • Collaborates with the executive team and subject matter experts to drive the definition and refinement of our corporate Strategy, including managing the process that culminates in the annual Strategic Planning Conference with the Board of Directors.

  • Establishes and manages stakeholder relationships across the organization and leads or collaborates with cross-functional teams to stay current on the latest customer, market, technology, people and regulatory trends; Incorporates insights into planning efforts that advance the company‚Äôs Strategy.

  • Tracks and examines the performance of strategic initiatives in order to ensure alignment with the Strategy. Provides guidance to senior management on necessary changes or interventions.

  • Develops and executes a Strategic Communication Plan that ensures employees are aware of, understand and are connected to the Strategy. Prepares and delivers Strategy-related presentations and communications to employees at all levels of the organization using a variety of methods and settings.

  • Performs research and financial analysis to provide insight on decisions made and actions taken by other utilities as well as companies who pose a competitive threat to Alliant Energy. Research and financial analysis can extend to assessments of proposed strategic initiatives, merger and acquisition opportunities and growth supporting the core investments. Routinely presents findings to executive team.

  • Collaborates with VP of Human Resources to establish annual Executive Goals, translating priorities identified during annual Strategic Planning process into meaningful and measurable goals assigned to one or more executive. Regularly solicits (from responsible parties) and provides (to executives) status updates on these goals during the year.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or related area is required.

  • Master's Degree is preferred.

Required Experience

  • 7 years minimum of related experience.

Preferred Experience

  • Expanded knowledge and experience in own area; incumbents are still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.

  • Builds knowledge of Alliant Energy, its processes and customers.

  • Solves a range of straightforward problems.

  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.

  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

Disclaimer:

The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email talent@alliantenergy.com.

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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