Senior Strategic Planning Specialist - Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company Description


Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world-leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.


Job Description

As a Principal Strategic Planning Specialist at Renesas Electronics America Inc., you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing strategic initiatives to drive the company's growth and competitive positioning in the semiconductor industry.

This role will work closely with the corporate strategy team and key business leaders across various functions to optimize company strategy and assess investment opportunities. Primary responsibilities will include the review of potential M&A opportunities and execution of the transaction process for both acquisitions and divestitures.


  1. Strategic Analysis: Conduct comprehensive analyses of potential strategic acquisitions and assess the fit of opportunities relative to Renesas’ internal strategic goals.
  2. Financial Modeling: Utilize financial modeling and forecasting techniques to evaluate business scenarios, assess investment opportunities, and determine the valuations of target companies.
  3. M&A Process Management: Support all aspects of the transaction execution process including due diligence, contract negotiations, and post-close integration planning.
  4. Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with stakeholders across various functions, including finance, operations, HR, and legal, to align strategic initiatives with business goals and drive execution excellence.
  5. Communication and Presentation: Prepare and deliver executive-level presentations, reports, and strategic updates to communicate findings, recommendations, and progress on acquisition and divesture opportunities.
  6. Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track personal and professional progress. Conduct regular performance reviews and recommend course corrections as needed.


Joining Renesas Electronics America Inc. as a Principal Strategic Planning Specialist offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the company's strategic vision and make a meaningful impact on its future success in the rapidly evolving semiconductor industry. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving innovation and growth, we invite you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or a related field. MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in strategic planning, corporate strategy/development, investment banking, management consulting, or related roles in corporate transactions.
  • Strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of financial statements with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Experience developing complex financial models, performing ad hoc analyses, and conducting company valuations using various methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • This is a fully remote position. 

Additional Information

The expected annual pay range for this position is $91K-$136K. This position is also eligible for STI  bonus opportunities and commission pay.  Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience, and skillset of the candidate.

Renesas offers a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, and pet insurance. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive company-paid life insurance and AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as paid sick time, paid holidays, and accrued paid vacation. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.