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Strategy Manager

Company: Livent Corp
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Livent: Livent powers the things that power our lives. From the revolution in electric vehicle batteries and mobile devices to the strong, lightweight alloys and advanced polymers that take innovation further, we harness lithium technology to help the world move forward-cleaner, healthier and more sustainably.For nearly eight decades, we've been harnessing lithium's potential to change the energy landscape. We are a pioneer in the lithium industry and have a rich history of breakthrough innovations and industry achievements, including partnering with Sony Corporation to develop the first ever Lithium-ion battery for commercial use.Today, Livent builds on our heritage and is a global leader in the lithium industry with a differentiated product offering, proven track record and sustainability profile. Our customer portfolio includes some of the most dynamic companies in the world, including Tesla, and BMW Group.Our customers look to us to meet the most demanding technical requirements, drawing upon our strengths in R&D with our advanced engineering capabilities, industry-leading materials science expertise, fully integrated global supply chain, and passion for continuous improvement and excellence.Together, we work to safely and sustainably convert lithium's potential into commercial progress, driving not only incremental improvements and also next generation, transformative opportunities.For customers at the forefront of the once in a generation shift in how the world powers itself - and the fight against climate change - Livent is the lithium technology partner that's leading the way.Position Summary:As the world shifts away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the demand for critical minerals that will power the energy transition is set to soar. At the heart of this, lithium plays a significant role in the production of lithium-ion batteries used in energy storage and transportation. Lithium demand is expected to increase by 6-8X by 2030, an unprecedented growth rate rarely witnessed in other natural resources.Rapid expansion in a dynamic market brings new challenges and opportunities for our growing business. The Strategy Manager will work across our industry to identify growth opportunities through mineral resource acquisitions and expansion of chemicals refining capacity in existing or new markets as well as monitoring developments in battery technology, recycling and sustainability. The successful candidate in this role will be a critical thinker who is willing to challenge the status quo and think outside the box; a strong communicator; demonstrate a track record of execution and is passionate about the energy transition. The Strategy Manager will support key projects surrounding asset diversification, opportunities to increase and diversify revenue, therefore you will be working closely and presenting regularly to members of senior management.This search is open to candidates located along the east coast of the United States (candidates in Philadelphia, PA are highly desirable). Candidates located in Quebec, Canada are also strongly encouraged to apply.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:--- Assess market trends and competitive landscape, anticipate emerging opportunities and potential threats--- Formulate & communicate business strategies and support M&A transactions while weighing up benefits, risks and trade-offs that impact the company.--- Execute business strategies from conception, planning all the way to implementation--- Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty and deliver relevant business insights in an increasingly complex and ever-evolving battery supply chain. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, work independently and meet deadlines.--- Assist with drafting business plans, presentations, operating models and other documents to senior leadership to guide decision-making.--- Cultivate strong relationships with strategic partners across the battery value chain (e.g. automotive companies).--- Willing to familiarize yourself with the company's vision and mission, seeking to accomplish set goals and objectives.--- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management, staff, and customers.--- Work closely with staff across operations, R&D, finance, and commercial teams, to assess growth opportunities / avenues.Education and Experience--- Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, business analytics, business administration, management or similar. MBA preferred.--- Minimum 3 years' experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy, corporate development, business development or similar experience where transferable skills are observable.--- Knowledge of lithium, EV or similar industry trends and market behavior desired.--- Excellent project management skills with a strong drive for results and execution.--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.--- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently.--- Fluency in French (written and verbal) is a plus.Travel Required: Ability to travel (domestic and international) up to 30%.Knowledge and Skill Requirements --- The ability to collect and analyze data, assess problems, structure solutions, assess potential opportunities and risks. --- Strong people skills with the ability to build relationships and be persuasive when necessary. --- Strong communication skills and executive presence --- Strategic planning and analysis --- Good understanding of Chemicals value chain right from commercial parts to supply chain in Chemicals --- Proficiency in MS Office --- Determined and stress resistant; appreciates a challenge and overcoming obstacles to achieve results --- Ability to work in a global environment --- Sensitivity and ability to work with different cultures and stylesSafety Requirements: All employees are expected to carry out their work functions in a healthy and safe manner, to encourage and support safe work practices at all times, and to report and/or rectify any unsafe conditions that may come to their attention immediately.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to [10] pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Personal Protective Equipment: Must wear PPE as required based on job duties or when traveling to locations where PPE is essential.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.LIVENT employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. Employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. LIVENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug free workplace.

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