Senior Director – Strategy and Operations – Ankura

Ankura Senior Directors lead or provide deep subject matter expertise on projects of all sizes, including enterprise level programs, with guidance from their Account Manager as needed. They collaborate with others to solve business problems and develop close relationships with clients. They typically have 15+ years of relevant business and consulting experience and have demonstrated exceptional consulting competencies through previous employment performance.


Leads projects of all sizes, including enterprise level programs.
May provide deep expertise on specific subject matter.
Reviews and ensures quality deliverables.
Manages project scope, vision, objectives, schedule, budget, resources, vendors, dependencies, issues, risks, and change using best practice and/or “right-sized” methods, tools, and approaches.
Develops a comprehensive project plan for meeting the objectives within scope, including people, process, and technology components of the initiative.
Proactively manages, monitors, and adjusts plan throughout the project.
Maintains key documentation throughout the project, including status reports, issue/risk logs, decision history, business process diagrams, etc.
Gathers, elicits, documents, and analyzes business requirements.
Maps and analyzes current and future business processes.
Researches and analyzes potential solution approaches.
Continually analyzes business issues and facilitates resolution to keep the project on target.
Manages conflicts and escalates critical issues to the project sponsor.
Creates and implements a communications plan to keep team members, stakeholders, and sponsors up to date on project status and issues.
Flexibly contributes in other project roles, as necessary, with project sponsor approval.


Clear and concise verbal and written communications.
Excellent active listening skills.
High level of organization and ability to prioritize tasks.
Detail orientation, but with the ability to visualize and communicate the “big picture”.
Adaptive to different working environments.
Flexibility to wear multiple “hats” on a project.
Ability to develop strong relationships with people at all levels and across organizations (client teams, vendors, competitors).
Willing to admit mistakes, learn from them, and ask for help.
Analytical; enjoys problem-solving.
Good facilitation and negotiation skills.
Ability to informally influence others in a positive way.
Strong desire to improve and continuously learn.
Professional demeanor and behavior; can-do attitude.
Joy in serving clients; servant leader; humble.



  • Jobs sumary
  • Location: Nashville, TN, United States
  • Career Level: Senior (5+ years of experience)
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Positions: 1