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Strategy & Performance Consultant - Strategic Communications Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire

 

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

This position focuses heavily on creative and technical writing. This position can be based in Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO; Eau Claire, WI; or Amarillo, TX. Please note: as part of your application a writing sample will be required.

 

During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met. 

 

Position Summary
Supports and/or facilitates the strategic planning and budgeting process as well the delivery of strategic and effective communications, analytics, and measures around all business area activities. Consults with leaders within the business area to develop and deliver impactful metrics and other analytics. Leverages business area systems. Participate on teams and/or lead a variety of key initiatives and special programs on behalf of the business area.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Strategic: Provides guidance to leaders on identifying goals to be achieved by the business area. Works with leaders to facilitate the process to create an implementation plan in alignment with other functions in the business area, and monitor effectiveness.
  • Strategic Planning: Support the strategic planning processes and implementation of the overall business area strategy and operational plans.
  • Communication: Responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of strategic communications around all business area activities. Aligns business area communications with overall company messaging and objectives.
  • Project Management: Plan, manage, coordinate or participate on cross-functional teams or projects for business area or companywide initiatives.
  • Analytics/Metrics: Leverages business area systems and data to identify, develop and deliver impactful metrics and other analytics and/or automated solutions. Consults with leaders in the development of metrics to be used in conjunction with decision making for strategy development and planning. Develops benchmarking and reporting data to ensure consistent processes are followed.
  • Budget Management: Provides guidance to leaders within the business area on various aspects of the budget process. Supports initiatives that result in improvements related to the budget process.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • At least five years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy and with business and operational performance measures
  • Experience in communications with demonstrated ability to deliver effective and strategic messages to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical background in Microsoft Office suite. Experience leveraging technology.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills, capable of leading with teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business and financial objectives.

 

Preferred

  • Strong creative and technical writer, able to understand and process information regarding Xcel Energy's business and strategies.

 

 

 

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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
    

 

Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 82000:COS & Enterprise PMO || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $62,700 to $89,033 per year

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Requisition Number: 29274

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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