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Lincoln Financial Group AVP, Strategic Planning - Corporate Strategy Office (Remote) in Columbia, South Carolina

Alternate Locations: Work from Home

Work Arrangement: Work from Home

Relocation assistance: : is not available for this opportunity.

Pay Range: $111,500 - $241,500

Bonus Potential: 20%

Requisition #: 71106

The Role at a Glance:

We’re excited to add an AVP of Corporate Strategy to our Office of Corporate Strategy. This position provides leadership, direction and functional expertise on complex projects/initiatives for their assigned area(s) of Strategic Planning responsibility. They strategically develop, implement, & monitor key business initiatives & projects that support the medium & long term growth & profitability of their assigned business area. They will ensure business unit strategies & plans are executed consistent with Lincoln Financial Group’s growth, financial & business objectives.

Our corporate Strategy office provides executive leadership and strategy in identifying, investigating and evaluating business investment opportunities, licensing opportunities and strategic business alliances that align with, enhance, and support the organization's long-range profit and growth goals at LFG.

What you'll be doing:

Strategic Vision

  • Provides leadership and develops strategy & plans to achieve goals & key objectives to ensure successful growth & profitability for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Influences strategic direction and communicates effectively with senior & executive leadership regarding emerging trends and competing priorities.

  • Identifies & analyzes marketplace patterns that might be missed by others; considers organizational positioning, and leads team to capitalize on hidden opportunities in novel ways.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to formulate, prioritize, and sequence strategic program deliverables.

Innovation and Relationships

  • Coordinates input from leaders across their assigned business area to manage project portfolio and facilitate the integration & alignment of various projects with the overall business unit plan & strategy.

  • Collaborates with senior management to identify & resolve potential project conflicts, overlaps & integrations points; enables successful delivery of outcomes.

  • Creates and revises strategic plans & informal structures, builds allies & relationships across departments, and leverages allies to build consensus.

  • Collaborates with peers & leadership across their assigned business area as well as external organizations to secure project resources and drive plan creation.

  • Develops appropriate project measurements; monitors program/initiative progress and adherence to strategic intent.

  • Conducts periodic reviews of achievements/performance vs. strategic plans and directs project team & sponsors to keep projects on track to achieve stated objectives.

  • Regularly communicates project statuses to executive teams.

  • Ensures training and staff development on successful project management methods, concepts, and tools.

  • Identifies, defines, evaluates & resolves problems by seeking win/win solutions when business unit & enterprise priorities conflict and understands reasoning behind corporate initiatives.

What we’re looking for:

Must-haves:

  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's)

  • 10+ Years strategic planning experience directly aligned to the specific responsibilities for this role

  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to rapidly learn new domain areas

  • Proficient in data analysis and presentation using Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint.

  • Corporate finance/investment analysis and/or consulting experience a plus

  • Deep experience a plus in one or more of Lincoln’s businesses or functional areas: Group Protection, Retirement, Life, Annuity, Wealth Management, Distribution, Technology, Operations, Finance, Investments, Marketing

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits (https://hrdirectdocs.lfg.com/misc/HR/Recruiting/BenefitsResourcesGuide.pdf)

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Work Arrangement

Work from Home : Employees will work from home and are not required to work in a Lincoln office on a regular basis.

Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:

• Prior work or industry experience.

• Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

• Unique skills

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive (https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/companyoverview/diversityinclusion?audience_page_id=1422918942386) environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup) , Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/lincolnfingroup) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/4307?trkInfo=tas%3Alincoln+financial%2Cidx%3A3-1-3&trk=tyah) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lincolnfingroup/) . Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com

Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview. Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

This Employer Participates in E-Verify. See the E-Verify (https://www.e-verify.gov) notices.

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Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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