Revantage

AVP, Business Strategist

Job Locations US-Chicago

Who We Are

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

What We Value: Our Culture

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.  The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

Why This Role Is Valuable  

The AVP, Business Strategist is a strategic business role reporting to the Chief of Staff and supporting the Leadership team of Revantage.  The AVP, Business Strategist will conduct analysis, make recommendations, manage projects and coordinate initiatives to support the high-impact strategic priorities for Blackstone portfolio companies and Revantage.

This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

How You Add Value

Strategy and Business Planning

  • Partner with the Senior Leadership Team to facilitate strategic planning processes and develop and manage plans to ensure successful execution of strategy
  • Demonstrate discretion and professionalism when working with leadership on sensitive business and organizational issues, manage ambiguity and propose workable solutions to challenging problems
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to develop actionable business plans, ensure communication to departments and establish appropriate tracking and reporting mechanisms
  • Collaborate with Revantage leadership team and Business Partners to manage and execute various strategic initiatives
  • Assist with assessments of business and departments, gather feedback on Revantage and business partner needs, and refine strategy accordingly
  • Demonstrate discretion and professionalism when working with leadership team on sensitive business and organizational issues, manage ambiguity and propose workable solutions to challenging problems

Change Management

  • Implement change management processes and tools to help facilitate business transformations and process improvements
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team to communicate strategy, including internal and external communications
  • Identify opportunities to create internal and external collaboration and synergies

Project Management

  • Support project delivery having moderate to high levels of complexity by providing strategic direction to project teams, peers, and stakeholders to drive results
  • Drive effective project management discipline and support our strategic project initiatives throughout the lifecycle of ideation, to business case development, execution and operationalizing
  • Identify trends, risks and opportunities that could hinder or accelerate the impact or execution of initiatives and recommend solutions to improve performance that could benefit the project, program or our overall strategic portfolio

Operations

  • Partner with Revantage leadership team to develop presentation materials for Board, Portfolio Company and Town Hall meetings
  • Execute Ad-hoc projects and maximize the effectiveness of the Revantage leadership team by helping them balance priorities, communicate effectively, participate in the relevant meetings and connect with business partners and employees

People Development and Culture

  • Collaborate with the People & Culture team on hiring initiatives, employee engagement initiatives, and communication - continue to make Revantage a great place to work

What You Bring To The Role
Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, finance, or technology
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Management Consulting, Strategy/Business Transformation, or Project & Process improvement
  • Proven experience and success leading and managing high-priority and high-visibility projects and initiatives
  • Experience designing, socializing, and obtaining senior executive approval for corporate governance and executive presentations
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with people at all levels of an organization, including C-suite
  • Ability to think creatively and outside the box to simplify complex metrics and information into easy to understand concepts, presentations, and updates for senior management
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills and experience in leading communications strategy
  • Demonstrated aptitude for data analytics and process improvement ­­­­ with exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Proven record of leadership
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team environment Outstanding record of professional and academic achievement
  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft office, collaboration tools, and related business intelligence tools

Perks for You

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

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