Director of Corporate Strategy

Chicago, IL
Full Time

Director of Corporate Strategy

Job Summary  

Codal’s Director of Corporate Strategy works on high visibility projects in conjunction with product and business leaders across the organization. In this role, you will be instrumental in defining Codal’s strategy and you will have an opportunity to work on key strategy projects that impact a range of business functions. As such, the Corporate Strategy leader must exhibit exceptional problem structuring and analysis skills, written and verbal communications, and cross-functional leadership. They should be an organized self-starter who is able to think critically and develop well-structured business recommendations rooted in data.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Help Codal decide where to deploy its resources to maximize long-term strategic value
  • Tackle hard, ambiguous questions with rigor and independence, owning projects from problem definition to final recommendation
  • Clearly define the opportunity and risk of Codal’s current and future product, customer, and geographic footprint, helping us to spot trends with impact on Codal’s overall strategy
  • Work with teams across the company to influence their direction
  • Evaluate white space business, product, and partnership opportunities in adjacent markets
  • Drive strategic decisions, crisply framing a problem space, potential paths and tradeoffs, enabling Codal to move quickly
  • Work with Codal’s leadership team to ensure the company is positioned to execute on its strategy in the near- and long-term
  • Build thought leadership on the future state of the industry and potential impact to Codal’s overall strategy
  • Help inspire an internal community of strategy across the company



  • You excel at hypothesis-driven problem solving and bringing structure to quantitative and qualitative insights
  • You are able to look at problems from novel perspectives and distill clarifying insights that connect with wide audiences
  • You are eager to have a high degree of ownership, directly framing and influencing Codal’s most strategic decisions
  • You get a kick out of digging deep into the data, thinking from first principles, and delivering the best results
  • You have a proven track record for working well across teams and with external partners to solve hard problems
  • You are low ego and have a knack for working well with a wide range of people
  • You understand markets, competition, and how to leverage core competencies to create defensible strategies
  • You have a passion for technology and an understanding of software and business technology markets, trends, and dynamics
  • You have experience taking holistic ownership of problems, as a PM or founder
  • You have experience in strategy consulting, investing, or a comparable role in high growth tech companies
  • You have a unique perspective or experience that will complement the existing team 
  • CS background or affinities
  • Experience in a high growth technology company
  • Experience in Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development (M&A)
  • Experience in Product Management


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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