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SHRM Business Strategy Leader in Alexandria, Virginia

Business Strategy Leader

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #486

Monday, October 31, 2022

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.


Support the development and coordination of SHRM’s strategic plan, and innovative strategic initiatives and subsequent lines of effort that support that plan.


  • Develop and execute analysis utilizing internal and external data sources in support of business decision-making and strategy development

  • Develop scenario analysis and examine strategic performance related to the development of action plans

  • Assist in research related to tracking industry trends and emerging market opportunities

  • Identify strategic opportunities among the organization’s divisions

  • Advise senior leadership on business priorities through competitive research, industry benchmarking, partner input and data analysis

  • Assist in the development and implementation of proprietary datasets that will support the businesses

  • Construct and articulate documentation and presentation narratives, rendering those narratives as appropriate in digital and printed formats

  • Build executive and Board-ready materials and work cross-functionally with business partners

  • Provide business process feedback to improve client facing consulting workflows

  • Act as a liaison with clients and team members on a regular basis to discuss & execute projects, provide updates & recommendations, and prepare materials

  • Provide independent, proactive thought leadership on problems without precedent

  • Complete ad-hoc projects, as directed, by the Chief Strategy Officer and the Executive Office

  • Provide project management support across project lifecycles

  • Provide surge support to adjacent team members as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in supporting, contributing to and presenting strategic plans, related implementation and operational activities, and policy.

  • Organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams.

  • High intellect and critical thinking skills.

  • Confident and effective public speaking and strong written communication skills.

  • Personal accountability.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Flexibility, agility and resilience.

  • Microsoft Office and equivalent expertise.


This position involves moderate travel of week to 10 days duration and ability to work from off-site. Must be able to travel locally to meetings. This is an office position and may require some bending and lifting and requires the use of a computer and office machines.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Business Development

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA