Corporate Strategy Manager

WEX Inc | South Portland, ME

Posted Date 1/18/2018



At WEX Inc. we see corporate payments differently.  WEX is a publicly traded company (NYSE: WEX) that is a leading and growing global provider of payment processing and information management solutions to corporate and government accounts.   We are passionate about providing B2B payment solutions with unparalleled security and control, for corporate accounts payable, purchasing and transaction payment needs.  We hire people who share the same passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in our industry.  We are employee centric offering value-based incentives and generous compensation and benefits packages.  If you are looking for a growing career – come be part of WEX today!


General Purpose: 

Corporate Strategy Manager

This position is responsible for leading a portfolio of the most impactful projects and corporate processes that pertain to positioning WEX for long term sustainable growth. 

This is a highly visible and impactful role that will work with all members of WEX’s Executive Leadership Team.  It requires intrinsic comfort with ambiguity, ability to quickly develop insight and defensible recommendations, manage across reporting boundaries, and develop clear, concise, and persuasive communications.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Project conception, structuring, execution, and communication

    • Structure approaches to the most challenging questions to the WEX business

    • Execute qualitative and quantitative research and analysis

    • Directly guide and oversee analyst and business partner resource(s)

    • Develop recommendations, communications, and move senior management toward pragmatic action

    • Expect managing 2-3 projects in concurrence at any given time

  • Planning and governance

    • Support the development of the annual five year strategic plan, closely working with Corporate Finance to chart WEX’s five year financial forecast

    • In partnership with Executive Leadership Team, build annual operating plans at the enterprise, line of business, and corporate function levels

    • Execute quarterly Enterprise Scorecard

  • Maintain perspective on WEX’s operating environment

    • Primary drivers of WEX business

    • Market intelligence

The role is a senior individual contributor role a very small, high impact and highly visible Strategy team within Corporate Development.  The role is based in WEX’s global headquarters in Portland, Maine and requires periodic travel including international travel.

Ideal candidate will have ambition of entering other functions within WEX after ~3 years in role.


Minimum Required Qualifications for Consideration:

Desired qualifications:
  • Highly motived, self-directive, and ability to manage many simultaneous activities
  • Strong track record of being able to structure, analyze, defend, and move organizations to impact
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Highly developed oral and written communication ability, especially oriented toward compelling action from a senior leadership audience
  • Proven leadership skills managing a cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience with global business
  • Undergraduate degree in quantitative field required; MBA, quantitative masters degree or equivalent work experience desired
  • Deep experience in corporate strategy and strategy project execution, composed of any of the following:
    • 2+ Yrs of Engagement/Project Manager in role experience at a top global consulting firm
    • 5+ years in corporate strategy or consulting
  • Technology, financial services, and/or payments industry background
• Must pass a successful  background investigation

At WEX, we reward innovation, hard work and excellence. Benefits include:

Health Insurance 
Dental Insurance 
On Site Fitness Facility in South Portland location 
401(k) Plan 
Life Insurance/AD&D 
Dependent Life Insurance 
Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs 
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent) 
Employee Referral Award Program 
Employee Assistance Program 
Tuition Reimbursement 
Extended Parental Leave
Pet Insurance
Bonus Plan
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability

Primary Location

: U.S.-ME-South Portland


: Full-time


: Corporate Development
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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