Director, Strategy and Corporate Development

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6683 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Director, Strategy and Corporate Development.

Primary duties:

  • Participate in and provide meaningful contributions to the strategic planning process and execution of strategic initiatives for Spire, its business units and emerging businesses.
  • Lead or assist in identifying, analyzing, and assessing investment and business opportunities per Spire’s strategic plans, including a wide variety of corporate development initiatives. This includes detailed analysis of value drivers for multiple gas industry businesses, creation or review of business cases, and preparation or review of various financial analyses, in particular detailed asset/entity valuation models.
  • Lead or assist in gas supply related initiatives, including various commodity and transportation/storage contract and asset analyses and valuations. This includes financial analysis and cost-of-service support for relevant FERC pipeline rate cases.
  • Lead or assist in long-term financial analysis to support optimization of capital structure for regulated utilities and the consolidated Group, credit rating agency presentations and financing activities (both debt and equity).
  • Lead or assist in preparing recommendations and making presentations for potential acquisitions, investments and other strategic initiatives, including new regulated and non-regulated businesses to Spire’s Leadership Council and Board of Directors.
  • Provide support to corporate shared services and business unit managers across Spire regarding their strategic decisions. This entails providing objective input on their business cases, modeling assumptions, and overall assessments of specific opportunities, projects and plans.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Strategic thinking and knowledge of business and financial concepts, principles, and practices as they relate to the strategy planning and corporate development processes.
  • Comfortable with abstract concepts and complex technical issues, and demonstrated intellectual curiosity regarding business drivers, business strategies and investment performance metrics.
  • Ability and commitment to develop a thorough knowledge of the gas industry (i.e., utility, midstream and upstream) and Spire over time, including its various business units, assets, operations, and shared services support functions.
  • Ability to identify market trends and opportunities, understand strategic risks and opportunities, help develop and evaluate potential acquisitions and new business investments.

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • This position is part of a small team, therefore, at most, one or two analysts may report to this position over time.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics, or MBA (with concentration in finance) is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a strategic planning, corporate development, M&A execution, business development, financial planning and analysis, investment banking, investment analysis, or similarly intensive business or financial analytical role
  • Experience in the natural gas, energy or utility industry is preferred. Advanced capabilities using Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Work environment:

  • Normal Work Environment - Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the flexibility to work additional hours as required depending on the number of active projects and their deadlines.
  • Minimal travel is required.

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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