Sr. Director, Industry Strategy Specialist Industrial Manufacturing(remote)

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Job Description

Industry Strategy Senior Director

Industrial Manufacturing Focus

Remote based

About Infor

Infor is a $3B enterprise software provider and strategic technology partner for more than 67,000 organizations worldwide. Infor is a fully-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. Our software is purpose-built for specific industries, providing complete suites designed for progress. We believe in the beauty of work, the importance of relationships, and the collective power of ideas to drive significant positive change.

We are at an exciting time in our growth, and well positioned in the industry. We are happy to continue this momentum by truly making a concerted effort to improve our processes to better support you, our most valued asset!

Designed for Progress incorporates two powerful concepts:

Design, which represents Infor's commitment to designing with purpose and intent, so our work reflects the changing behaviors and expectations of our users and how they view the world. Our goal is to empower both individual employees and organizations by putting users first, building beauty into everything we do, and redefining expectations for the way software looks, feels, and functions.

Progress, which Infor defines as partnering with customers to drive mutual benefit. We are proud of the role we play in helping organizations move forward with their own visions of progress, whether that means small steps that make every day a little easier or giant leaps that impact mankind.


From our deep investments in the future to our commitment to making customers successful every day, everything about Infor is designed for progress. Our Values Set Us Apart


Position Summary


The Successful Industry Strategy Senior Director provides expertise to Infor prospects and customers in support of Infor's Industry specific Cloud and Software License revenue and customer success (measured by business outcomes delivered to customers) focusing on our industrial manufacturing solutions. The Strategy Senior Director provides deep manufacturing industry knowledge to help develop compelling solutions, sales plays, thought leadership, and sales and marketing collateral / tools / demos to target specific customer needs. The successful Strategy Senior Director uncovers the strategic objectives and business opportunities within manufacturing Industry 4.0 and understands the key metrics and challenges driving the enterprise software evaluation and operational improvement initiatives. The strategy director establishes trusted advisor status with customers' executive ranks and executes strategy councils and advisory boards.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage significant industry expertise to drive strategic decision-making in industry GTM efforts with at least 15 years of relevant industry experience working with or for the manufacturing line of business / IT Understand industry trends and direction relating to the discrete manufacturing industries
  • Provide deep domain expertise in one or more vertical segments within industry while establishing credibility with the customer and prospect
  • Leadership role for large multi-product suite opportunities - designing, orchestrating and delivering high level "big picture" presentations as required
  • Deep analysis of the industry to determine what are the best solutions ans operational improvement strategies to start talking to customers about their needs and what's keeping them from growing. Work alongside Sales teams to help develop a Strategy to Win
  • Segment and target the customer base based on industry, size and proclivity to buy. Gain trusted advisor status with customers and prospects by understanding their business and developing strategies with them to gain tangible benefits to the business using Infor solutions
  • Engage with consultants, developers, operational personnel and technology leadership (CTO, CIO, Directors etc.) within prospect organizations establishing a positive customer relationship
  • Work collaboratively with Sales teams to orchestrate strategic, opportunity specific, communication channels within internal organization (License Sales, ICS Client Partners, ICS Solution Architects, Solution Consultants, Value Engineers, Product Management)
  • Execute sales plays by training sales teams to better understand industry trends and the application of those trends to our prospective customer in their digital journey.
  • Develop micro-vertical messaging and marketing campaigns that align with and build upon Infor's market and application strategies
  • Build coherent, consistent, aligned sales content to support the field when engaging with customers
  • Write white papers, articles, and blogs that align with the micro-vertical messaging and establishes or cements Infor's position in the marketplace
  • Stay current and document industry requirements, standards, trends, drivers and challenges
  • Understand compliance and security requirements for the micro-verticals we are focused on
  • Know our customers, including what and how they are using Infor solutions
  • Align with development and product management to ensure priorities align with market direction
  • Clearly identify market segments and strategic target accounts and drive execution behind them
  • Segment existing customers, pipeline, and bookings to better understand our market position, sales effectiveness and market opportunities
  • Align with marketing to develop offers, tools and collateral for campaigns
  • Engage with strategic prospects when appropriate during the sales cycle
  • Engage with relevant user groups
  • Explore efficiency gains with customers and develop customer ambassadors
  • Create and maintain vision, direction and input for Industry Councils
  • Support trade show and association speaking and support
  • Differentiate our position with industry analysts and selection vendors
  • Execute sales plays in the field with sales reps as required, spearheading the industry growth for Infor.


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to influence to "C" level executives with deep relationships and experience / network in the space

· Proven ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and demonstrated initiative in taking ownership for all assigned responsibilities, deliverables and results

· Demonstrate a clear understanding of the concepts of, and proven experience in solution selling.

· Understanding of how solutions such as ERP, SCM, EAM, CPQ, and analytics are leveraged for success in manufacturing.

· College/University Degree or equivalent experience


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

· MBA or advanced degree

· Minimum of a combination of 15 years' enterprise software and/or experience working in manufacturing operations / IT

· Superior public speaking, presentation, and written communication directed at a technical and business audience at all levels of an organization

· Ability to establish strong relationships and a willingness to collaborate across teams


Infor employees have:

  • A sense of urgency - Conduct your work with intensity and speed. Huddle fast. Make fact-based decisions. Use good judgment. Keeping the initiatives moving. Repeat.
  • A passion for customer success - Be responsive. Follow through on promises. Reject mediocrity. Be obsessive about doing better. Be accessible and communicate proactively. Be selfless. Work as One Infor.
  • A thirst for innovation - Be curious. Be a change agent. Some ideas will prove out, and other will not. Fail fast. Iterate. Stay ahead of technology.
  • A focus on results - Never ignore results and facts. Learn and adjust. Focus on quality in all that you do. Do more of what works; less of what is not working. Invest your time in value creation. Act like an owner with an adaptive, entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A sense of community - Show compassion and caring for others. Be socially responsible. Be inclusive.


Infor does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, protected veterans, military service obligation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, or any other characteristic protected by law applicable to the state in which you work.


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