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Strategy and Transformation Director


Fishers, IN, US

Job ID:  38723
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Operations Management
  • Data Analysis and Research
    • Provides insights and leadership guidance through extensive research about markets, customers, competitors, products and capital projects
    • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends for strategy deployment
  • Strategy Development
    • Analyze competitor market shares in key product segments and identify trends and develop recommendations
    • Lead and drive the development of competitor cost models to inform competitive position with each geography/segment
    • Oversee the analysis of profitability by customer, product, and segment to develop recommendations to shift to more profitable customers/products; socialize with stakeholders and get buy-in
    • Establish and own the strategic proposal for the need for additional plants or expansions to optimize the manufacturing footprint
    • Translate strategy into actionable steps as input to the long-range plan
    • Coach and drive the development of business cases by the project managers for major capital investments/mergers and acquisitions
  • Operations Improvement and Transformation
    • Provide thought leadership, coaching, and analytical support for operations improvement team focused on optimization of supply chain, yield, quality, downtime, and daily plant management
    • Advocate and push the team to achieve a step change improvement in safety by aligning analytical and planning support for safety initiatives targeting risk reduction
    • Lead and support initiatives targeting shifts in corporate culture through behavior change 
  • Business Case Development
    • Drives the development of business cases for capital investments and mergers and acquisitions by evaluating their impact on operations, market and competitive dynamics and company’s financial performance
    • Drives and interprets the development of the financial models to evaluate financial returns of capital and people investments


  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, business, or related discipline; MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales, operations, supply chain or related discipline
  • Experience in management consulting a plus
  • Understanding of product manufacturing environment
  • Solid business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, planning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft office products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and influence members of other functional areas and executives
  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet firm deadlines

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

•    Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
•    Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
•    Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. 

Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. 

We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis