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Senior Manager Long-Term Business Strategy

Senior Manager Long-Term Business Strategy

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

This Senior, Strategy Manager will support the Corporate Long-Term Business Strategy team in executing company-wide transformational projects and driving NUSA’s overarching strategy. Specifically, this role will support the Corporate Strategy team in efforts such as portfolio management (including evaluating M&A targets), overarching strategic priorities oversight, industry & competitive analyses, performance/capability assessments, analyses of new growth opportunities, organizational redesign, and margin/ROIC optimization across the Nestlé USA business.

 

The position requires exceptional analytical and project management skills. Manager must be able to think big picture while also going deep into details. Must have a strong personal drive and hold themselves accountable to deliver high quality products on short timelines to senior leaders. Should have an innate curiosity to investigate potential risks, opportunities, and implications of various factors. Must be results oriented to work with speed and agility. The ability to collaborate effectively with varied groups is a requirement as the Manager will quickly dive into focus areas with new teams on short notice. Strong core problem solving skills are required to deliver analyses and bring collaboration partners along in the process.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate with total project ownership from scoping the work, developing a work plan, running the analysis/building content, and delivering all with minimal engagement from supervisors
  • Deliver thorough internal and external analyses in a high volume, fast paced and dynamic environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Assist with M&A target evaluations including assessing impact to overall portfolio/strategic fit, target company performance, and broader category / competitor dynamics; includes supporting any formal diligence process
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the broader external landscape including consumer trends, competitor dynamics, customer evolution, etc. and help integrate into strategic recommendations and presentations
  • Be data driven and detail oriented, with an eye for the larger picture and long-term implications. Be exceptional at pulling insights from a variety of sources, including databases, industry reports, investor/analyst reports, social media and more
  • Leads working groups with key senior stakeholders to develop and drive forward key recommendations for the organization
  • Develop high-quality presentations for Strategy/Program/Project discussions at senior levels of the organization (VP and above)
  • Source and manage short-term support team members, training them up on required skills, overseeing their work, and facilitating delivery
  • Synthesize and present strategic recommendations to senior leadership based data analyses, industry benchmarks, and growth agendas
  • Prioritize deliverables and manage project timelines across various groups and efforts
  • Work with team leads to develop concepts & insights that can be translated into executable activities/projects
  • Support Program Governance at enterprise level to ensure risk & issue management, strategic alignment & resource use are effectively managed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS required, MBA considered a significant plus
  • 5+ years of related experience (Consulting, Finance), with strong analytical background
  • Strong ability to use data to tell stories in a clear, concise manner
  • Highly proficient in the development of analysis (Excel proficiency is a must) and highly developed oral & written communication skills (proficiency in Power Point and Word are a must)
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a focus on delivering results
  • Flexibility and adaptability to deliver in a high volume, fast paced and dynamic environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Track record of top-performance with an entrepreneurial “can-do” attitude. Ability to work across diverse business topics and analyses
  • Track record of excellent performance with a willingness to work outside of comfort zone and try new things
  • Very strong Project Management & Analytical skills
  • Understanding of change management and a willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Highly organized with strong time-management skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence people at all levels in the organization through strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Food industry or consulting experience preferred

 

76628757 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

This Senior, Strategy Manager will support the Corporate Long-Term Business Strategy team in executing company-wide transformational projects and driving NUSA’s overarching strategy. Specifically, this role will support the Corporate Strategy team in efforts such as portfolio management (including evaluating M&A targets), overarching strategic priorities oversight, industry & competitive analyses, performance/capability assessments, analyses of new growth opportunities, organizational redesign, and margin/ROIC optimization across the Nestlé USA business.

 

The position requires exceptional analytical and project management skills. Manager must be able to think big picture while also going deep into details. Must have a strong personal drive and hold themselves accountable to deliver high quality products on short timelines to senior leaders. Should have an innate curiosity to investigate potential risks, opportunities, and implications of various factors. Must be results oriented to work with speed and agility. The ability to collaborate effectively with varied groups is a requirement as the Manager will quickly dive into focus areas with new teams on short notice. Strong core problem solving skills are required to deliver analyses and bring collaboration partners along in the process.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate with total project ownership from scoping the work, developing a work plan, running the analysis/building content, and delivering all with minimal engagement from supervisors
  • Deliver thorough internal and external analyses in a high volume, fast paced and dynamic environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Assist with M&A target evaluations including assessing impact to overall portfolio/strategic fit, target company performance, and broader category / competitor dynamics; includes supporting any formal diligence process
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the broader external landscape including consumer trends, competitor dynamics, customer evolution, etc. and help integrate into strategic recommendations and presentations
  • Be data driven and detail oriented, with an eye for the larger picture and long-term implications. Be exceptional at pulling insights from a variety of sources, including databases, industry reports, investor/analyst reports, social media and more
  • Leads working groups with key senior stakeholders to develop and drive forward key recommendations for the organization
  • Develop high-quality presentations for Strategy/Program/Project discussions at senior levels of the organization (VP and above)
  • Source and manage short-term support team members, training them up on required skills, overseeing their work, and facilitating delivery
  • Synthesize and present strategic recommendations to senior leadership based data analyses, industry benchmarks, and growth agendas
  • Prioritize deliverables and manage project timelines across various groups and efforts
  • Work with team leads to develop concepts & insights that can be translated into executable activities/projects
  • Support Program Governance at enterprise level to ensure risk & issue management, strategic alignment & resource use are effectively managed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS required, MBA considered a significant plus
  • 5+ years of related experience (Consulting, Finance), with strong analytical background
  • Strong ability to use data to tell stories in a clear, concise manner
  • Highly proficient in the development of analysis (Excel proficiency is a must) and highly developed oral & written communication skills (proficiency in Power Point and Word are a must)
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a focus on delivering results
  • Flexibility and adaptability to deliver in a high volume, fast paced and dynamic environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Track record of top-performance with an entrepreneurial “can-do” attitude. Ability to work across diverse business topics and analyses
  • Track record of excellent performance with a willingness to work outside of comfort zone and try new things
  • Very strong Project Management & Analytical skills
  • Understanding of change management and a willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Highly organized with strong time-management skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence people at all levels in the organization through strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Food industry or consulting experience preferred

 

76628757 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Seattle, WA, US, 98134


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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