Strategic Planning Director directs and oversees an organization's strategic and long-range goal planning function. Drives strategic initiatives, and supports the development of long-term growth plans and profitability goals. Being a Strategic Planning Director analyzes and recommends emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, competitive threats, viability of outside business partners, venture capital sources, internal business performance and business process improvement. Responsible for overseeing organizational reviews, communicating results to top management, and developing strategies based on organizational reviews. Additionally, Strategic Planning Director may be responsible for communications with industry analysts and the investment community. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Strategic Planning Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Strategic Planning Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.