Director, Strategic Business Transformation

ExecutiveHybrid Remote, ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company


Reports to VP, Strategic Business Transformation within the Genuine Parts Company/NAPA Transformation Office.  The position partners with leadership to identify, evaluate, and execute the company’s short- and long-term transformation initiatives to drive strategic growth, improve operating efficiency, enhance cash conversion, and reduce costs across the global GPC organization and U.S. NAPA Business Unit.


Position Mission: 

Primary focus is to lead cross-functional teams to develop, prioritize and execute strategic initiatives that deliver improved business performance. Develop financial and operational analytics to inform key enterprise strategic priorities.  Effectively communicate and develop internal consensus on optimal execution path. Design and lead disciplined processes to execute strategic transformation initiatives.



The following section contains the primary responsibilities for this position.  The Director, Strategic Business Transformation is responsible for performing any other duties as assigned by management.


  • Identify and evaluate initiatives based on strategic, financial, and operational analytics to inform GPC and NAPA value creation investment priorities.
  • Manage the GPC and NAPA initiative pipeline to understand capacity constraints and total business impact driven by the overall portfolio.
  • Lead the business in developing and executing implementation plans to accelerate and realize value creation opportunities. 
  • Provide operational progress visibility that informs tactical field level action and sharing of best practices; drive accountability to deliver results.
  • Enhance and lead the annual long-range enterprise strategic planning process.
  • Provide governance and change management resources to ensure focus and successful implementations.
  • Evolve pace, depth and rhythm of fact-based decision making to drive business improvements.
  • Attract and develop next-generation high-potential internal and external talent.


  • MBA strongly preferred.
  • 12+ years in related disciplines including strategic planning, management consulting, project management, financial analysis, investment banking, and/or general management.
  • 5+ years of direct P&L responsibility with measurable financial and operational targets. 
  • Proven track record of leadership, teamwork, and delivering high impact results.
  • Synthesizes data to enable fact-based decision making to inform strategic and operational recommendations that translate into action.
  • Proven ability to lead enterprise strategic planning and portfolio/project management.
  • Works in highly team-oriented capacity leading business unit and functional teammates.
  • Shows ability to lead cross-functional teams through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Embodies self-starter mentality and demonstrates ability to successfully manage multiple projects.
  • Understands the GPC and NAPA history and serves as respectful ambassador of change to drive improvement.
  • Aligns with GPC core values – hard work, giving back, humility, team-centric, servant leader.
  • Player/coach working approach
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint strongly preferred.

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