VP, Corporate Strategy and Planning

WEX Inc | South Portland, ME

Posted Date 3/12/2018



WEX Inc. is a leading and growing global provider of payment processing, information management and fleet card payment solutions.

We hire people who share our passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in the industry.

If you are looking for a growing career – come be part of WEX today!  Great Place To Work-Certified.

General Purpose: 
VP, Corporate Strategy & Planning:This position in the WEX Corporate Development Group is responsible for conducting research and analysis and developing the long term strategic plan and subsequent corporate strategies to position the company for long term sustainable growth.  This is a highly visible and impactful role that works closely with all members of the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors.  Primary responsibilities include research and analysis of key strategic issues facing the company, the development of the long range strategy, an annual strategic plan, governance of strategy execution, conducting ongoing market and business analysis to support executive and Board decision making, addressing and communicating specific corporate level strategies.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities fall into 3 primary categories: 

Research and Analysis

•Research key market, business, and technology trends
•Develop and communicate points of view on key strategic issues
•Develop competitive frameworks and competitive analysis globally
•Develop competitive points of view and keep updated and communicated; analysis must be fact based and quantitative

Strategic Planning and Governance

•Develop, manage and update the annual strategic plan drawing from internal and external research and analysis and working closely with business unit heads and finance
•Manage all aspects of the development and delivery of the strategic plan and of the quarterly updates
•Manage the strategic initiative development process, working closely with the program management office and various business and technical groups.  Act as point for the strategy governance team. 

Strategy Development

•Identify key strategic questions and conduct comprehensive and detailed analysis to develop a point of view and make recommendations
•Identify opportunity and/or risk areas that require additional research and develop a strategy to take advantage or mitigate

Key functions include:   

Manage and direct strategic planning
•Develop and manage the annual Strategic Plan 
•Align business planning activities with overall strategy

Lead and Develop Long Term Strategy and Strategic Questions/Initiatives

•Help the executive team identify, prioritize, and select strategic initiatives
•Conduct internal and external analysis, synthesize LOB-level inputs, develop recommendations for new opportunities to enter new markets, develop new products or shut down/divest projects.  Use information to develop and monitor a comprehensive product roadmap
•Conduct periodic reviews of existing strategies and analyze and provide briefings on strategic questions 
•Develop and communicate corporate level strategies that may include new business opportunities, regional market entry strategies, and competitive positioning 


•Manage organizational alignment with corporate strategy through product and portfolio governance
•Manage the strategy and strategic initiative process to ensure speed, governance and alignment of resources and funding
•Conduct post acquisition/BD/strategic initiative evaluations

Candidate will work across WEX businesses and with the Executive Leadership Team to develop and manage a comprehensive, implementable strategic plan and keep ahead of market trends and changes.  Candidate will be a highly visible and integral part of the leadership team.  



Minimum Required Qualifications for Consideration:

•Ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a technology background.  Must have specific expertise in enterprise payments, ecommerce, or mobile banking. Must possess outstanding communications and presentation skills and be able to assemble and direct a matrix team.   

•Must be organized and analytical, able to manage multiple activities at the same time, and able to put pen to paper to create and communicate complex information in an understandable way.  Must have exceptional written and presentation creation skills.  Must have experience managing consultants and driving analysis to quick and defensible conclusions.  

Preferred Qualifications:

•Proven Industry-specific Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or Finance; MBA or Quantitative Masters degree preferred

•15+ years experience in corporate strategy, consulting or technology research 

•Majority of work experience either in a B2B company or consulting work for an enterprise company 

•Analytical background in either finance, economics, or research 

•Must have industry experience that includes high technology, payments or mobility 

•Proven strategic leadership skills managing a cross-functional team 

•Demonstrated experience developing corporate strategic plans and corporate 

•Highly developed analytical skills and oral/written presentation ability, esp. for senior leadership audience. 

•Demonstrated experience with global business

At WEX, we reward innovation, hard work and excellence.

Benefits include:

·     401(k) Plan

·     Adoption Assistance

·     Bonus Plan

·     Dental Insurance

·     Dependent Life Insurance

·     Employee Assistance Program

·     Employee Referral Award Program

·     Expedition - WEX’s Sabbatical Program

·     Extended Parental Leave

·     Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)

·     Health Insurance

·     Life Insurance/AD&D

·     On Site Fitness Facility in South Portland location

·     Pet Insurance

·     Paid Time Off(PTO)

·     Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs

·     Tuition Reimbursement

·     Vision

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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