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Director, Strategic Initiatives

As a key member of the Corporate Finance & Strategy team reporting directly to VP of Corporate Development, the Director oversees the team that will be responsible for the leadership, planning, and execution of strategic projects that stem from the corporation’s major strategic initiatives. This portfolio will include the implementation and execution of value creation initiatives, supporting the integration of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and change management. The Director of Strategic Initiatives and Investments  will receive strategic direction from the VP of Corporate Development and will work cross-functionally with senior executives to execute strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage his/her experience to frame complex issues in terms of trade-offs, risks, and benefits and develop a program from ideation to execution and measurement.  The direct and support team is made up of self-starters and natural leaders with excellent quantitative and verbal/communications skills. This position needs to have the experience, maturity, and confidence to interface with company executives, external stakeholders and must be humble and self-aware to be able to lead cross-functional teams to consensus around solutions. The Director will have regular access to privileged and confidential information and therefore, discretion in the dissemination of such information is paramount. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Management Responsibilities

  • Overall Project Lead and responsible for project delivery of select initiatives
  • Ensure the project remains on budget/scope and timely communication of any risk/variances to the SteerCo
  • Report project status, risks, and needs to the SteerCo and Executive Leadership
  • Lead any problem-solving efforts with project team and SteerCo
  • Engage and manage corporate financial stakeholders and shared services team such as Tax, Accounting, Asset Management, Treasury and FP&A teams
  • Active interaction with project technical leadership and support with vendor management to drive recommendations on contract commercial terms

Financial Responsibilities

  • Provide a quarterly report of financial and operational results and a risk assessment to CFO, Capital Committee and RCG Steerco
  • Review and approve all JV financials and reporting to parent company
  • Prepare memos and conduct accounting/financial review of any contracts for delivery to the SteerCo.
  • Conduct regular project budget meetings with on-site financial teams.
  • Submit funding requests from financing based on requirements from spend curve
  • Oversee financial audits and tax filings and liaise between parent companies’ accounting departments.
  • Act as signatory on JV bank accounts and key approver for all payments.
  • Issues draw notices for the private placement to the trustee and interest notices and bareboat charter invoices to GBSY.
  • Ensures all covenants, representations and warranties are complied with
  • Maintain capital and operating budgets


  • MBA preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, industrial engineering or similar
  • Minimum of ten years of project / portfolio management experience in a corporate environment or consulting experience in managing large scale projects  
  • Experience in Financial Reporting, Treasury, and Finance Ops is required
  • Experience in large construction projects preferred
  • Ship building experience a strong plus 
  • Superb stakeholder management skills- adept at mapping the stakeholder landscape and navigating this network to resolve issues and achieve strategic objectives
  • Extensive experience with legal contracts and commercial management
  • Excellent business acumen 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in a multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter with intellectual curiosity, a strong desire to learn, and passion for creating an excellent work product 
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic, matrix environment by managing uncertainty and taking calculated risks to drive initiatives forward in a timely and effective manner 
  • Capable of effectively managing time-sensitive, contractual, financial, regulatory, or legal issues that can have a direct impact on the execution of an array of special initiatives
  • Demonstrated team player with an ability to build teams, foster collaboration, develop and mentor employees


Nearest Major Market: Miami

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