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Business Planning Manager

Business Planning Manager
UniCarriers Americas Corporation
UniCarriers is growing! Consider a fulfilling career at a company where you can progress professionally with your level of expertise.
Don't let your career go stagnant; take the next step and join our team!
As a business development manager, you will facilitate UniCarriers short-term (1 to 2 years) business operating plans and lead the creation of our mid-term (2 to 3 years) and long-term (3 to 10 years) strategic plans. Partner with senior management to identify existing operational and new business opportunities, including: new market development, investment prioritization, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and other growth strategies. Conduct rigorous, data-driven analyses to diagnose the current state and model future business performance. Develop recommendations for senior management based on competitive market, financial, statistical, and economic trend data. Manage and deliver your corporate strategy initiatives and communicate these strategies internally and externally.
Job Description
  • Achieve objectives of large, complex business strategy projects.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of UniCarriers customers, products and capabilities
  • Identify trendsetting ideas by researching competitors, other industries and thought leaders
  • Locate and propose prospective business partnerships by contacting potential target companies, and by discovering and exploring new business opportunities
  • Structure analytical approaches and generate project strategies and tactics
  • Develop and evaluate options consistent with strategic objectives by understanding business needs and goals
  • Create recommendations for optimizing business and financial performance
  • Lead the development of project guidelines, contingency plans, objectives, and deliverables
  • Manage large, cross- functional teams (CFTs) and facilitate projects to ensure timely delivery and results
  • Consult with the executive team on a wide range of issues related to the strategy formulation, including processes, risk management and new growth opportunities
  • Provide thorough leadership and collaborate across businesses, functions, and regions to align strategy and direction
Job Requirements
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) required
  • Technical or Business related Bachelor's Degree
  • 10 years of total business experience
  • 3 years in management consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking and/or market research
  • Proven track record of developing and leading transformational business initiatives that have resulted in significant financial improvement and strategic value.
  • Ability to identify and draw on leading-edge analytical tools and techniques to develop creative approaches and new insights to business issues
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to manage statistical analysis and financial modeling
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, presentation and influence
  • Excellent project management skills, including project structuring and managing multiple work streams independently
  • Strong leadership skills, including coaching, team-building, conflict resolution, and management
Company Overview
UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg.
While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.
  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.
Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.
UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
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