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Director of Business Optimization

Company: Icon Identity Solutions
Location: Mentor
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


In anticipation of future growth, we are seeking a Director of Business Optimization

Candidates can be located in Chicago, IL or Cleveland, OH

Stratus Unlimited is looking to hire a Director to lead its Business Optimization function. Stratus is a private equity-sponsored, national provider of branding solutions to its blue-chip customer base through its signage, refresh & remodel, repair & maintenance, and energy service offerings. Stratus is trusted by some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands to deliver unique, versatile, and complex solutions. Stratus was formed via the merger of two of the largest names in branding solutions, MC Group and ICON, in 2019.

The Director will be responsible for identifying, quantifying, and implementing revenue- and profit-enhancing improvements while leading cross-functional, senior-level teams. The Director will also be responsible for measuring, tracking, and reporting benefits realized from implemented improvements. The operating improvements are anticipated to exist in all areas of the business - revenues, cost of sales, and SG&A - requiring the Director to become intimately familiar with all facets of Stratus. As Stratus identifies and executes subsequent acquisitions, the Director will be responsible for identifying and quantifying possible synergies pre-close and realizing synergies post-close. The Director will be an integral member of a core operating team and will work closely with other directors and executives while getting direct exposure to the Board of Directors. The Director will benefit from a highly visible position in a fast-growing, aggressive company offering tremendous career growth opportunity. The Director will report directly to the CEO and will evolve into an indispensable member of the company's leadership team.

Our Exceptional Benefits Plan includes:

  • Supportive & Friendly Culture
  • Manage national accounts for Fortune 500 companies
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
  • Wellness Screenings
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous Paid Time Off program
  • Career Growth Opportunities and Career Mapping
  • Additional perks including Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Program (Non-Union employees), and Various employee discount offerings from our Vendors


  • Lead cross-functional, high-impact projects in coordination with other senior- and executive-level professionals
  • Identify, quantify, and implement improvements that enable revenue growth and/or enhance profitability
  • Determine, track, and report metrics that measure successfully implemented improvements
  • Analyze potential acquisition targets to quantify synergies and forecast realization timeline
  • Prepare presentation materials for both internal and external audiences
  • Serve as a key member of the executive leadership team that sets the Company's strategic direction


  • Master's in Business Administration highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree with strong undergraduate academic performance required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in consulting, operations improvement, or business development
  • Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, forecasting, analysis, and operations improvement
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Energetic self-starter with experience working effectively as part of a small team
  • Proven ability to clearly delegate tasks and manage direct reports
  • Strong organizational skills with the capability of prioritizing and multi-tasking

Start Date & Compensation Details

  • Preference for start date in Quarter 2 of 2021
  • Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience


Keywords: Icon Identity Solutions, Mentor , Director of Business Optimization, Other , Mentor, Ohio

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