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Sr Dir Strategic Initiaves - 90297816 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Sr Director Strategic Initiatives will serve as the central leader for strategic enterprise business initiatives and organizational goals that are common across the organization. This leader must successfully build collaborative relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization and manage through influence to deliver solutions for Amtraks long and short-range business objectives.
This position requires a hands-on, self-motivated, smart, and emotionally intelligent individual who thrives in a highly dynamic environment and relishes the challenges and opportunities in the Transportation industry.

Business Strategy and Planning
Lead development and maintenance of enterprise long-term strategic plan, creating frameworks to help structure the teams thinking, drive visibility, and facilitate alignment.
Deliver the 5-year strategic plan in collaboration with the executive leadership team, financial planning and analysis team, and various other teams to continue to drive ongoing strategic alignment between the long-term strategy and the shorter-term Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process.
Coordinate identification of strategic focus areas for AOP as well as supporting key initiatives organized within the six Pillars (Safety & Operations, People, Customer Impact, Financial Stewardship, Assets, Strategy)
Articulate and manage KPIs using metrics to drive performance and provide data in support of key decisions.
Track effectiveness of strategies in action to continually assess performance against goals, including reporting on progress on key initiatives.
Portfolio Management of Common Tools
Partnering with teams across the organization, drive strategic projects in support of Amtraks Fast Forward initiative to efficiently ramp up network expansion and infrastructure development projects; for example:
o Drive execution of projects to deliver or enhance a set of tools that are common to Fast Forward initiatives:
Create a Portfolio Approach to execute Common Tool projects
Drive execution and coordination between projects
Coordinate overall Fast Forward Initiative with leader of Landing Team, which is spearheading network expansion implementation
Develop next steps beyond Landing Team and Common Tools for Fast Forward
Identify dependencies and leverage multiple sources of information simultaneously
Ensure realistic estimates of scope, resource requirements and schedule needed to accomplish team objectives
Balance urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, and taking initiative to resolve problems; hold internal stakeholders accountable where appropriate
Other areas of focus to include:
Coordinate, support and provide guidance on initiatives to cross-functional stakeholders. Incremental areas of focus:
o Coordinate Grant-related FRA Strategic Framework efforts
o Drive MER estimate vs. actual project strategy/roadmap
o Support Commercial and Strategy teams for special projects
o Portfolio leader for Innovation Council

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
15 years business experience with at least 5 years of experience in a client-facing role or communicating, aligning, and managing internal stakeholders across multiple levels, including executive leadership within business strategy and operations, management consulting, sales operations or revenue growth.
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods
Financial Business Acumen: Knowledge and understanding of financial touch points and strong financial business acumen.
Results Orientation: Delivers beyond expectations and sets new and stretching goals for him/herself and the team. S/he will have a deep understanding of operational and process improvements that impact quality and execution and deliver continuous improvement

Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and effectively; Planning & Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals, possess strong organizational and time management skills
Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; Risk Management: Ability to think ahead and catch problems before they arise
Organizational Savvy: Able to build constructive and effective relationships and use them to maneuver through complex situations
Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action, demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:66521
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Delaware; New York; Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Marketing
Relocation Offered:No
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson injection.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Marketing|| Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-10

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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