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Senior Director, Strategy & International Business Development

Date: Jul 19, 2014

Location: Dorval, Montreal, CA

Company: Bombardier

Senior Director, Strategy & International Business Development-MON08678



the evolution of mobility

At Bombardier Aerospace, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we’ll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

In your role, you will:

- Have to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with fellow executives on both the Divisional Leadership Team (BCSLT) and the Strategy and International Leadership Team (SILT) for the purpose of setting the direction of the business, and executing on Strategic and International Initiatives
- Manage a Diverse team of Strategy and International Business Development ProfessionalsBuild, lead, and develop a small team of professionals to support the President of BCS, and other senior executives as required to develop and execute strategic plans and initiatives
- Take Ownership of Strategic Planning and Strategic Initiatives. Develop and conduct, in collaboration with senior management, the overarching business unit’s strategy including the long term business plan
- Facilitate the development of comprehensive business plans and financial projections for new business ventures and Strategic Initiatives
Ensure integration and alignment of metrics to strategy as a means to monitor the progress and execution of strategies to help ensure that the business is meeting its strategic goals;
- Work Collaboratively across Bombardier’s Businesses and Functions. Manage relations and develop strategic content in collaboration with key internal stakeholders such as Program Office, Legal Services, Sales and Marketing, Government Affairs, Structured Finance, Public Affairs and Communications, and other parts of Bombardier as required
- Provide cross functional leadership and drive completion of strategic initiatives at the senior executive level across all organizational functions


As our ideal candidate,

- Has a minimum of 15 year experience in a corporate strategy department, in a management consulting firm, or in a business development role. M&A experience is an asset
- Has a minimum of 5 year experience in an Executive role as a member of a management team
- Has direct experience managing external stakeholders (eg, Customers, Suppliers, Partners, Financial Markets)
- A knowledge of Aircraft and Aircraft Programs would be clear advantage;
- A knowledge of or experience in Commercial Airline operations and with an International Services Division would be a clear advantage


- Superior analytical, problem-solving, strategic, creative and critical thinking skills;
- Strong grasp of best-in-class strategy approaches, tools and practices;
- Ability to develop sound strategic frameworks and to analyze business opportunities and risks;
- Ability to cultivate both a short term and long term strategic plan for the organization;
- Previous experience setting goals, evaluating performance, and coaching for success at various levels within a large organization;
- Comfortable in number-crunching, issue analysis and synthesis, preparing and making oral and written presentations of findings and recommendations;
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and successfully within respective constraints and deadlines;


- A solid understanding of international business, international affairs, and government;
- A proven ability to manage across national and cultural boundaries
- Knowledge of and/or experience working in another Region such as China, India, Africa, Latin America, Russia… would be a distinct advantage

Leadership Skills

- Superior management, planning and prioritization abilities;
- Strong ability to lead and influence others in a project and matrix environment;
- Strong people skills and approachability; capacity to interact at all levels of the organization;
- Comfortable working in a team environment, with interdependencies and a consensus approach to decision making;
- Driven for results with a sense of urgency;
- Values and Behaviors consistent with Bombardier’s

Communications Skills

- Effective communications skills, including the ability to make compelling written and oral presentations.
- Fluency in French and English is essential. Working fluency in another “Top 5” world language would be highly desirable
- Excellent listening skills; ability to obtain relevant information from various stakeholders and key players within the organization;


- Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or any field related to the requirements of this position
- Master degree, preferably an MBA, or a Master in International Affairs or Public Policy

This position is based in Dorval

Salary: 139K-200K

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Pension plan

Bombardier Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Whether your candidacy is moving on to the next step of the hiring process or not, we will keep you informed by email or by phone. Join us at

Your ideas move people.

Job: Strategic Planning
Primary Location: CA-QC-Montreal - Dorval
Organization: Aerospace
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
24.03.2014, 3:01:32 PM

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