Corporate Strategy Director

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: US

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Title : Corporate Strategy Director

Location: Hybrid- Boston or Orlando (Tuesday & Thursday Onsite)


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities.

HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit


What you’ll do: 
The Corporate Strategy Director will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization within the K-12 education sector. The incumbent will lead and support internal strategy projects aimed at generating insights, facilitating decision-making, and enhancing our understanding of the industry landscape. This role demands a blend of analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and excellent communication skills to drive impactful outcomes.  Additionally, this role requires the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality outputs and effectively communicate findings, recommendations, and insights to senior executives.
Primary Responsibilities:
•    Develop and refine financial models to support strategic decision-making processes and long-term planning initiatives.
•    Lead internal cross-functional task forces to address strategic challenges and drive initiatives forward.
•    Stay abreast of industry developments and competitor activities, providing actionable insights to inform strategic positioning.
•    Develop, monitor, and analyze KPIs and metrics to assess business performance and identify areas for improvement.


What you’ll need:
•    Bachelor’s degree required, 3+ years management consulting experience with a top-tier firm.
•    Demonstrated ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely to diverse stakeholders.
•    Data visualization and presentation skills.
•    Ability to multi-task and be proactive and independent in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•    Strong project management skills.
•    Results oriented, independent, entrepreneurial, and self-motivating. 
•    Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and either R or Python for data analysis and visualization.
•    Self-driven with a proactive approach to problem-solving and project management.




Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, citizenship status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, other covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. We actively participate in E-Verify.

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