Cornerstone Building Brands

Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Cary, NC - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Referencia de empleador: REF4795Q

Vice President, Corporate Strategy


Cary, NC, US

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Cornerstone Building Brands is deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized, providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members.

Company description

Company Overview

Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc., is a holding company that owns subsidiaries engaged in the external building products industries (collectively, with its subsidiaries, “we” or the “Company”). Cornerstone Building Brands is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, the Company is largest manufacturer of external building products in North America with over $6 billion in annual revenue and an expansive national footprint that includes almost [22,000] employees, operating in +90 manufacturing facilities, supported by a network of +80 distribution and branch office facilities. We have a broad product offering with a well-regarded brand portfolio including the #1 position in windows; vinyl siding; metal accessories; metal roofing and wall systems; and insulated metal panels. Our window brands include: Ply Gem®, Simonton®, Atrium®, American Craftsman®, Silver Line®, Cascade Windows®, Prime Windows®, Great Lakes Window®, and North Star®. Our siding brands include: Ply Gem®, Mastic®, Mitten®, and Variform®. Our commercial brands include, among others: Metallic Building Systems®, Ceco Building Systems®, Star Building Systems®, Heritage Building Systems®, Robertson Building Systems®, MBCI®, American Building Components®, Union Corrugating®, and Metal Depots®.

Positioned for Future Growth

On July 25, 2022, our owner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), successfully completed the acquisition of Cornerstone Building Brands. With CD&R’s operational and strategic support, we are better positioned to accelerate our future growth plans and advance our journey to be the premier exterior building solutions company and deliver enhanced value to our customers. The transaction is a testament to CD&R’s belief in our team and our team’s unwavering commitment to our customers and focus on executing our strategy. We believe the Company is uniquely positioned to expand on its position and building significant momentum.

With significant organic growth and strategic acquisitions, this is an exciting, energized time at Cornerstone Building Brands.

Our Mission

We have developed and continue to implement a well-defined business strategy focused on (i) driving profitable growth in new and existing markets; (ii) leveraging operational excellence across our businesses; and (iii) implementing a capital allocation framework balanced between a focus on opportunistic investment in high return initiatives and continued debt repayment.

We believe that by focusing on operational excellence every day, creating a platform for future growth and investing in market-leading residential and commercial building brands, we will deliver unparalleled financial results. We design, engineer, manufacture, install and market external building products through our three operating segments: Windows, Siding, and Commercial.

Job description


Position Overview

The Strategy & Business Development team at Cornerstone Building Brands is looking to add a proven strategic leader - thinker, with strong business acumen and a passion for working cross-functionally in the business. This position will serve as a member of the Growth Office team which oversees Corporate Strategy, Strategic Planning, Market Intelligence, Growth Ventures, Corporate Development (M&A) and Integration for the entire Company. As the leader of Corporate Strategy for the organization, this individual will work directly with Business Unit and Functional Leaders (in conjunction with the rest of the Strategy & Business Development team) to identify key customer, competitive, and market trends, develop strategic plans and priorities, and to launch and oversee key strategic initiatives. This individual will report to the Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, who reports to the CEO and is a member of the Executive Committee. The ideal candidate will lead a dynamic and collaborative team that includes the Senior Manager, Strategic Planning with three additional associates. They must have exceptional interpersonal skills, be able to lead one on one as well as in larger group settings, possess excellent PowerPoint skills, and be capable of handling multiple complex projects simultaneously while coordinating with internal and external resources. Works within a cross-functional matrixed environment which requires leading by influence to accomplish organization-wide goals.

Essential Functions

Corporate Strategy Objectives include:

  • Long term value creation
    • Develop understanding of our customers, markets, competitors, etc (Situational analysis)
    • Drive clarity on how we create competitive advantage (Value Proposition)
    • Answer what is the 3-5 year future state for each business and CBB together to capture maximum value creation (Strategy)
    • How to optimize our portfolio to drive long term value creation and a top tier valution
    • Portfolio Strategy & Optimization
  • Operationalizing strategy
    • Initiative prioritization & sequencing
    • Initiative maturity
    • Capability building (COE or in the business)
    • Resource allocation
    • Visibility to investments in Capital, talent, M&A with strong ROI
  • Strategy work and projects
    • COEs of Market Intel (right data and portfolio views), NPD (innovation council), CFD council, and EIE management
    • Strategy support for BU strategy and initiative development
    • Strategy support for functional strategy and initiative development
    • Strategy work on specific CBB initiatives
    • Managing consulting engagements to maximize project outcomes

Corporate Strategy Job Description:

  • Work with Business and Functional leaders through the ongoing strategic planning process, with key annual dates including the Strategic Planning Conference and the Board Strategy Planning Conference as well as strategic topics presented at monthly Executive Committee meetings and quarterly Board of Director meetings.
  • Responsible for helping create and present the value creation plan for the entire organization as well as supporting the creation of the BU and Functional strategic plans.
  • A key leader of important corporate strategy initiatives, working with cross functional teams from across the organization.
  • This work will include (but not limited to):
    • Corporate Development: As a part of the Strategy & Business Development team, will provide input into markets and products to target, specific businesses to prioritize, and support M&A diligence, valuation, and Board presentations.
    • Board-Level Content Preparation: In conjunction with the activities above, responsible for working closely with senior management, coordinating, and developing Board presentations in support of key strategic outputs.
    • Long Term Value Creation: Spearheading portfolio strategy & optimization efforts to create competitive advantage and capture maximum value creation.
    • Operationalizing Strategy: to include Capability building (COE and BU specific), resource allocation, initiative prioritization, sequencing, and maturity.
    • Strategy Work & Projects: Leading ad-hoc strategic projects with 3rd party consultants and Cornerstone Building Brands associates.


Ideal Experience

  • MBA strongly preferred, Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in the areas of Business or Operations concentration, i.e., Finance, Engineering, Economics, etc.)
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive and varied experience within corporate strategy, strategy consulting, and business operations, including 5+ years of leadership experience above the individual contributor role.
  • People leadership and talent development
  • Scale exposure (what good looks like at scale) as well as how to work collaboratively in a flat/matrix org
  • Skilled in writing and presenting to executive management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Experience in industrials, manufacturing, and/or building products preferable

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Visionary, can see the broader landscape and how we might need to invest/adapt to win
  • Enterprise perspective, with the mindset of an owner of the portfolio of opportunity to be created
  • Idea generator, drives the discussion on what matters
  • Self prioritize, can master which tasks require focus
  • Hard worker, not a workaholic, but high output of the right stuff
  • Energizer, uplifts discussions with passion and energy in the middle of complex assignments
  • Knows how to fly at the right level
  • Multi-tasker, can manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Collaborative work style / leadership presence with ability to effectively interact with & earn trust of peers and senior management across the organization.
  • Talent Developer (developing the next wave of leaders)
  • Outstanding critical thinking, analytical and quantitative abilities.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of client business and competitive landscape.
  • Unquestioned integrity and ability to properly manage confidential processes and information.
  • Ability to understand specific client business operations, strategies, objectives, and needs. Translating these into requirements and the basis for compelling solutions.
  • Executive level strategic analysis with strong financial modeling background.
  • Proven ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Detail oriented

Additional information

Why work for Cornerstone Building Brands?

Our teams are at the heart of our purpose to positively contribute to the communities where we live, work and play. Full-time* team members receive** medical, dental and vision benefits starting day 1. Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, FSA, life insurance, LTD, STD, 401k, EAP, discount programs, tuition reimbursement, training, and professional development. You can also join one of our Employee Resource Groups which help support our commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

*Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week. **Union programs may vary depending on the collective bargaining agreement.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. You can also view Your Right to Work Poster here along with This Organizations Participation in E-Verify Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brands name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

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