Posted on: October 11, 2021
us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to
make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science
is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about
seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our
work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud
that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion
and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront
of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to
find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying?
Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
Underwriters Laboratories has
COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel
on behalf of Underwriters Laboratories requires proof of COVID-19
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 VP of Strategy)
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.
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
- Helping drive strategy
development initiatives under direction of the VP of
Strategy. Specifics include program 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.
- Collaborating with internal
stakeholders to help develop Underwriters
Laboratories long-term strategy and identify
initiatives, tools/resources, and communications to enhance
Laboratories reputation as the world’s
leading safety science institute.
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 Underwriters Laboratories vision and
- 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.
- Mission: For
Laboratories, 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 127 years and is deeply
engrained in everything we do.
- People: Ask any
Laboratories 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
- 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
- Total Rewards:
All employees at Underwriters
Laboratories are eligible for bonus compensation.
Laboratories offers a generous 401k matching structure of up
to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4%
into your retirement saving fund after your first year of
continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts
and Health Savings Accounts that Underwriters
Laboratories contributes to twice per year! Depending on
your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working
arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off
including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time
Underwriters Laboratories 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.
learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.org
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