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Business Strategy Development Specialist

Location:

TX, Houston

Job type:

Permanent

Job Description

Company Profile:

Direct Energy is a leading energy and energy-related services provider with nearly five million residential and commercial customers in North America. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.

Responsibilities

Responsible for enabling growth and efficiency in the company owned One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Mr. Sparky, and Ben Franklin Plumbing locations.  The PMO actively supports development of business unit and functional road maps, identifies key inter dependencies, drives change implementation and communicates progress to management. 

  • Working closely with the Manager, Strategic Planning, business unit and functional partners, develops or coordinates project plans, business cases and identifies risks & issues. Works with leadership to implement changes.   
  • Performs ad-hoc quantitative or qualitative analyses and monitors/provides updates to management regarding specific initiative progress. 
  • Coordinates various project work streams including efficiency of technician utilization, marketing effectiveness, standardization of operating practices, protection plan program improvements, etc.  
  • Flexibility to recommend adjustments to action plans and make decisions with minimal or no guidance as required.
  • Demonstrated problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong general finance and business principles.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills, including advocacy and facilitation
  • Advanced in MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Professional presentation development
  • Ability to craft stories for a wide range of audiences
  • Flexibility to work with range of leadership styles
  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and desire to create change

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree Required.
  • 3+ years of professional experience with business analytics responsibilities
  • Prior background working with change management a plus.
  • Consulting experience beneficial
  • Demonstrated problem solving & analytical skills
  • Understanding of general finance and business principles; commercial acumen
  • Strong written & verbal communication and influencing skills
  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Presentation development
  • Ability to interact and communicated effectively with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and desire to create change

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability