Posted on: September 13, 2021
At Underwriters Laboratories, we know why we come to
We are endlessly curious and wake up every day with a common
purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable
place. Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the
discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct
rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene
experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety
education and public outreach initiatives, and develop independent
standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies.
Our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are
proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration,
inclusion and excellence.
Laboratories seeks to broaden and deepen the organization’s impact
by building world-class safety science research and standards
development capabilities. Our organization aims to mitigate global
public safety risks through physical science research and
enable this vision, Underwriters Laboratories is expanding its
Strategy function; responsibilities (led by the Director of
the organization’s strategy with its mission and vision and shaping
the strategic direction of Underwriters Laboratories.
designing, and leading organization-wide Integrated Strategy
Projects and PMO.
- Serving as
advisor to senior leaders.
environmental scans and identifying, analyzing, and planning for
emerging opportunities and disruptive trends transforming
underwriters and its focus areas.
Standards & Research functional strategies to the organizational
- Guiding and
reviewing strategic communications to reflect organizational
strategic guidance to executive recruitment and
the organizational risk register.
To learn more, visit ul.org.
Laboratories has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business
related travel on behalf of Underwriters Laboratories requires
proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Laboratories is looking to onboard a Strategy Manager to support
the ongoing development of the organization’s Strategy function in
advancement of its Global Safety Mission. Reporting to the Director
of Strategy, the Strategy Manager will support in design and
execution of key deliverables as well as coordination of key
strategic initiatives. The job responsibilities include:
drive strategy development initiatives under
direction of the Director of Strategy. Specifics include
design, program management, stakeholder management, meeting
facilitation, presentation, and strategic deliverable
strategic and execution support to the Director of Strategy and in
support of executive oversight committee, including the CEO,
Steering Committee, and Board of Trustees.
with internal stakeholders to help develop UL’s long-term strategy
and identify initiatives, tools/resources, and communications to
enhance UL’s reputation as the world’s leading safety science
key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure strategic plans are
with subject matter experts to bring in industry trends and best
practices, strategize and socialize approach, develop and kickstart
new initiatives, and collaborate to hand-off initiatives and
programs to the appropriate long-term owners for
key presentations by gathering data and distilling into meaningful
insights, storyboarding, and creating effective presentations for
executive and leadership audiences.
clear, accurate analyses, presentations, and communications
materials to advance the UL vision and strategy.
- Reading and
following the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct and
following all physical and digital security practices.
other duties as directed.
degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, or related with
at least 8 years of experience leading strategic initiatives at the
degree (equivalent to a Master’s degree) preferred.
consulting experience strongly preferred.
working for or with a not-for-profit or scientific research
organization is a plus.
Hands-on experience in strategy development and operations or
critical thinking skills with ability to elevate thinking and apply
judgment during analysis about how components fit together and with
- Ability to
work within a complex and often ambiguous environment.
- Ability to
handle multiple projects with proven success in synthesizing large
data sets related to a wide variety of functional business
ability to express complex ideas, present results, and translate
statistical and business terminology to various levels of
management, including executive-facing communications.
strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities, including
written and verbal communications skills, including editing,
proofreading and experience with style guides.
in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel.
corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a
safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business
model for the last 125+ years and is deeply engrained in everything
employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost
always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the
standard at Underwriters
Laboratories. We’re able to deliver the best because we
employ the best.
work: Every day
is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next
innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on
the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play.
And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international
experience working with colleagues around the world.
- Grow &
achieve: We learn,
work and grow together with targeted development, reward and
recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that
offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages,
including a technical training track for applicable
UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in
the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is
our normal. Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do,
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