Director Corporate Strategy

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

arden hills, mn, usa
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
Director Corporate Strategy

Director Corporate Strategy


The Corporate Strategy team at Land O’Lakes works closely with the top leaders of our Cooperative to help them solve their most critical strategic problems. The team oversees designing strategic initiatives for the whole enterprise and each business unit, as well as analyzing how changing market conditions affect our businesses and what we can do about it. This team also leads the Corporate strategic planning process on behalf of the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.

Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Corporate Strategy Director will play a pivotal role in driving the long-term strategic vision and growth trajectory of our organization. This position is instrumental in aligning corporate objectives with market realities, identifying strategic initiatives, and fostering a culture of innovation and agility.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning: Lead the development and implementation of corporate strategic plans in alignment with organizational goals, market trends, and competitive dynamics. Continuously assess and refine strategies to ensure responsiveness to evolving business landscapes. Market Analysis: Partner with Economic Research team to develop comprehensive market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, industry trends, and customer insights. Translate findings into actionable recommendations to inform strategic decision-making processes. Business Development: Identify and evaluate new business opportunities, partnerships, and investment avenues to drive revenue growth and market expansion. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess feasibility, mitigate risks, and execute strategic initiatives. Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track the effectiveness of strategic initiatives. Monitor performance against targets and provide regular updates to executive leadership, identifying areas for optimization and course correction. Organizational Alignment: Foster a culture of strategic thinking and alignment across departments and business units. Collaborate with senior leadership to cascade strategic objectives throughout the organization and ensure cohesive execution at all levels. Risk Management: Anticipate and mitigate strategic risks by conducting scenario planning, stress testing, and risk assessments. Develop contingency plans to address potential disruptions and safeguard organizational resilience. Stakeholder Engagement: Build and nurture relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including investors, board members, industry associations, and regulatory bodies. Represent the organization in strategic discussions, conferences, and networking events.


  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field. MBA preferred.

  • Proven track record of at least 10 years in corporate strategy, management consulting, or related roles, with experience in a matrixed organization preferred.

  • Deep understanding of industry dynamics, market trends, and competitive landscapes.

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights.

  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and align stakeholders at all levels.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with a track record of leading cross-functional teams and driving results in a dynamic environment.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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