Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Pricing Strategy

Position Summary:
The Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Pricing Strategy reports directly to the COO of Hachette Book Group (HBG), the fourth largest trade book publisher, and oversees a team of two responsible for strategic planning, business development, and pricing strategy.

Responsibilities:

• Work with HBG's COO and other senior HBG executives to formulate and execute the company’s overall strategy
• Take a lead role in developing, maintaining, and building consensus around the company’s point of view of on the evolving marketplace and competitive landscape
• Help to identify, prioritize and execute a set of focused strategic initiatives that position the company for success in the current and future years
• Develop and maintain the Company’s overall product pricing strategy, and deploy revenue optimizing strategies into the marketplace in conjunction with the Sales and Publishing communities.
• Identify and evaluate new business opportunities, potential acquisition targets, strategic partnerships and potential areas of growth and investment
• Oversee post-acquisition integration activities and ensure the timely realization of stated business objectives
• Support the COO’s agenda with deep analytic drill downs into areas identified for expansion, performance improvement and/or restructuring
• Work with Hachette Livre’s global divisions to identify and pursue opportunities to leverage HL’s global scale

Qualifications:

• Significant experience in leading corporate strategy planning exercises, including market assessment, company and peer assessment, competitive dynamics evaluation, and strategy formulation
• Process and facilitation experience in successfully leading teams of executives through rigorous strategic planning processes
• Experience in leading the implementation of strategic initiatives that require fundamental change across both functions and divisions
• Significant experience in developing and executing pricing strategies, with deep understanding of the fundamentals and analytics required to fully flesh out consumer price elasticity at a nuanced and actionable level
• Experience in acquisition target identification, development and valuation activities, as well as post-acquisition integration experience. – financial background a plus.
• Proven leadership skills, with the ability to develop and manage strong teams and to influence decision-making across functions/departments.
• Exceptional organizational abilities, with proven management skills and results orientation. Ability to manage all elements of multiple large-scale, complex projects from requirements definitions to development and implementation.
• Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
• Effective communication skills (oral and written), good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work closely with other business functions and operate in a manner that supports functional collaboration.
• MBA from top-tier program preferred.


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