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Manager, Strategy & Insights in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Strategy

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Strategy & Insights

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Manage the consolidation of market and internal intelligence to identify and communicate category, customer, and consumer insights at all levels of the organization and across functions. Partner with TreeHouse senior leadership to disseminate findings and recommendations throughout the organization. Support TreeHouse corporate initiatives related to strategy and acquisitions. Oversee analysis on information such as market size, category attractiveness, competitive analysis, potential acquisitions, industry trends, and financial and operational performance. Manage and provide leadership for direct reports giving them opportunities to excel while knowing when to step in and be a player/coach.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage Analysts on key functional and divisional projects with the purpose of identifying emerging industry and marketplace trends; synthesize to key insights and communicate implications to TreeHouse leadership
  • Build relationships across senior and division-level leadership to drive acceptance and adoption of key strategic and analytical priorities
  • Oversee the collection of internal and syndicated data to support corporate team on ad-hoc projects, due diligence of potential acquisition targets, 3-year planning process, and opportunity identification
  • Interact regularly with Senior Leadership, functions, and divisions to develop strategic recommendations based on data analysis and insights, and provides business development expertise and guidance to the team
  • Partner with peers, to prepare for key meetings, share insights, and continuously develop TreeHouse Strategy team’s expertise and influence across the organization.  Provides coaching to peers in use of key research, tools and application of insights
  • Partner with TreeHouse Divisions, Sales Leadership, and functional areas to identify key areas of strategic focus
  • Design and manage cadence of portfolio-level syndicated data, market intelligence, and macroeconomic trend reporting packages for TreeHouse leadership)
  • Design market research and competitive intelligence in line with Treehouse strategic initiatives
  • Create process to effectively disseminate strategic research and insights across the organization
  • Manage central Strategy budget and vendor contracts, including negotiations and relationship-building with external research vendors
  • Source and manage external research vendors based on an assessment of research and analytics needs for strategic initiatives
  • Provide senior-level briefings on key findings and provides guidance on potential strategies to leverage insights

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with a top tier investment bank in an analyst role, or 2-3 years of experience at a top tier consulting firm, or similar experience in a corporate CPG environment or at a syndicated data provider
  • Experience in syndicated data reporting tools; highly skilled creating and managing reports in traditional and custom data packages
  • Proficiency in building multi-variable financial models to facilitate analytical problem solving exercises
  • Ability to translate disparate data points into a cohesive set of insights
  • Experience with budget and vendor management, where applicable
  • Familiar with syndicated data providers and offerings (IRI, Nielsen)
  • Distill market / economic / category / customer / competitive intelligence to a set of core business insights; develop and assess resulting implications to TreeHouse
  • Drive alignment across functions to form internally consistent view of market and industry trends
  • Develop document formats that effectively translate across several functional audiences
  • Ability to manage workloads and be a player/coach
  • Ability to coach and provide growth opportunities for direct reports
  • Manage several work streams across multiple functions with tight completion timelines
  • Self-starter with a high degree of intellectual curiosity and continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong financial modeling skills and acute attention to detail
  • Knowledge of IRI Market Advantage and Shopper Sights, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with private label food and beverage industry
  • MS Office, Advanced Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • SAP / BI experience preferred

Education:

 Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Analytic (math, finance, engineering preferred)

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.