Wolters Kluwer Director, Strategy and Corporate Development in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A team at Wolters Kluwer Health, is responsible for leading the overall portfolio strategy of Wolters Kluwer Health. This includes: 1) identifying organic and inorganic expansion areas for growth, 2) analyzing industry trends, assessing competitive developments and sizing market opportunities, 3) creating a consistent way to size our underlying markets and forecast growth, 4) working on select corporate development initiatives, and 5) leading select projects for individual business units either alone, or together with, external consultants.

Wolters Kluwer Health reported 2017 revenues of almost $1.3 billion. The Division operates in the highly attractive healthcare markets with clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engage clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence.

Embedded in our team are the capabilities across business strategy and consulting, strategic, competitive and financial analysis and M&A transactional skills. This is a critical role within the Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A Department in which it will be important to build immediate credibility with colleagues of all levels throughout the organization. The candidate will report to the EVP, who leads the Department and who reports directly to the Health Division CEO. The candidate will work closely with the Divisional leadership and Business Unit senior operating management, as well as have exposure to the Corporate office. This position will be based in Waltham, MA.


  • Lead key research projects for the Division (including provider, payor, regulatory and other). Analyze and synthesize research findings -- qualitative and quantitative -- to identify key market implications including opportunities for growth and strategic challenges. Serve as the primary contact during the course of a project and manage internal stakeholders and communications. This will require you to manage virtual teams within business units of the Division.

  • Build market models for our core businesses and adjacent market expansion, including identifying and modelling various scenarios and their implications. Segment markets and customers as to enable a granular understanding of key markets and enable tactical actions on the part of the business in response to market data.

  • Design and implement a research plan to inform strategic and business planning processes including interviews, focus groups, surveys (as appropriate) and provide statistical analysis of the data.

  • Support M&A initiatives with data and analysis on market size, market growth, competitive differentiation and other key due diligence needs.

  • Support strategy projects, market analyses, product initiatives or other growth opportunities at the Business Unit level as needed including leading the initiative with research, data analysis and financial modelling of all quantitative and qualitative data, and provide thoughtful business insights to the analysis.

  • Engage third party consultants, as needed, by creating an RFP for the project and help guide the process as they prepare their pitch presentation for senior management. Once retained, work closely with third party consultants and internal teams to obtain the desired objectives of the engagement.

  • Prepare formal presentations appropriate for senior executives within the Division as well as for the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A. This position will require long hours and work on weekends as needed.

Education: Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree; Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials or equivalent or other relevant postgraduate degree preferred.

Experience: Requirement of 3 or more years of experience in a Strategy Consulting role.

Healthcare industry experience is a plus.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

Must be a results-oriented, self-starter and driven individual with a "can do" attitude who can translate unstructured business situations into structured initiatives and analysis. Should be a creative thought leader as well as a pragmatic thinker. More specifically, a successful candidate will exhibit the following qualities and attributes:

  • Sound business judgment with an ability to synthesize, analyze and extract implications.

  • Ability to apply critical/strategic thinking to data analysis in order to make appropriate recommendations.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement, make decisions in a changing environment, prioritize tasks under high pressure, work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines, and anticipate future needs.

  • Strong project management skills, ability to define project goals and deliverables with limited guidance.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong financial/model building and data manipulation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to foster an interactive and collaborative environment, to influence individuals or group with diverse opinions and to enlist cooperation without direct control/authority while building teams committed to accomplishing initiatives that may be resistant to change.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate business complexities into lay terms and interact diplomatically and effectively with a broad and diverse group so as to gain respect of key stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to build and deliver thoughtful, high-impact and high-quality presentations to senior management.

  • Detail-oriented but ability to see the bigger picture.

  • Capable of being both an individual contributor as well as a team player.

  • High integrity.

  • Ability to influence and operate successfully in a matrix environment


Primarily US which will vary depending on assigned projects but not expected to exceed approximately 25% of his or her time.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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