COMPANY SUMMARY

 

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Director, Strategy and Insights is responsible for developing, driving and implementing the strategy for the W&S division and overall for Constellation Brands. This individual will work closely with the VP and SVP Strategy Insights & Analytics, VP I&A COE, GLT, WSLT and the EMC to develop annual and long-range strategic plans, fueled by category and consumer insights. The Strategy & Insights Director will also partner with cross-functional stakeholders to develop and communicate action plans to drive strategic imperatives as well as execute and measure progress against key strategic initiatives. In addition, the Strategy & Insights Director will lead ad-hoc, strategic projects for Constellation. The Strategy and Insights Director will also support the development of brand growth strategies. The Strategy & Insights Director will manage Strategy & Insights team members to lead the scoping, execution, and delivery of strategy & insights to business partners.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Corporate Strategy

• Lead the annual strategic planning process in collaboration with the VP, Strategy & Insights and senior leadership to develop the long-range strategic plan and roadmap for CBI

• Diagnose key strategic and financial business issues and operational processes for the company

• Develop comprehensive strategies to prioritize and address growth, cost-cutting, organizational, financial and operational opportunities

• Support the VP and SVP Strategy Insights & Analytics with planning, design, due diligence, and implementation of strategic initiatives. Define and communicate strategies and tactics to achieve those goals

• Improve visibility of strategic projects occurring across the company and track and manage key strategic initiatives

• Lead evaluation and project management of certain strategic initiatives

• Prepare executive management / board level presentations summarizing findings and recommending actions to take.

• Lead ad-hoc, strategic projects as they arise – examples of projects may include:

• Business / brand strategy refreshes

• Market diagnostics

• Digital transformation and acceleration

• Route to market optimization

• Cost transformation

• Operating model design

• Strategic model development

• Process mapping / redesign

• Competitive benchmarking

 

 

DIVISION AND PEOPLE LEADERSHIP

 

• Support the VP, Strategy and Insights to:

• Drive initiatives on behalf of the WSLT, in support of delivering the strategic plan

• Develop and deliver Board and executive committee presentations on behalf of the WSLT

• Build, develop and coach a diverse and high performing team of Strategy & Insights team members that is cohesive and collaborative, including Managers and Analyst

 

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

 

• Lead consumer insights initiatives on behalf of brand and channel teams and the Division President: scope work needed, execute research and analysis (leveraging best practices and resources from I&A COE as needed), synthesize findings, and incorporate feedback from business teams

• Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to ensure that consumer insights translate into action plans with tangible business outcomes

• Track and analyze the market landscape, sharing points of view on key changes in consumer, customer, competitor, or market trends with businesses in order to provoke action in response to changing trends or market landscape

 

DIVISION AND PEOPLE LEADERSHIP

 

Support the VP, Insights & Strategy to:

• Drive initiatives on behalf of the BLT, in support of delivering the strategic plan

• Develop and deliver Board and executive committee presentations on behalf of the BLT

• Build, develop and coach a diverse and high performing team of Insights & Strategy team members that is cohesive and collaborative, including Managers and Analysts

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years combined work experience

• Experience managing major programs and rapidly driving change including top line growth, strategy, organizational structure/staffing and process, systems and supply chain improvements

• Highly collaborative with management, with the ability to engender trust with division President and other EMC members

• Strong management and analytical capabilities, i.e. driving transformative change, reconciling large sets of data, conducting market analyses, with senior executive direction

• Blend of senior-level management consulting experience and operating experience within a consumer-oriented business

• Very strong analytical skills and business acumen – ability to rapidly come up to speed on new issues and identify the critical questions to be addressed

• Excellent project management skills – ability to structure a complex issue and rapidly identify and test hypotheses

• Strong communications skills (verbal and written) and ability to communicate and influence all levels in the organization, including a broad base of finance and business partners

• Sufficient influence to effectively resolve issues and ensure business and resource commitment

• Demonstrated ability in leading/managing projects (with other functional areas, peers) and direct reports

• Proven builder and leader of high performing teams

• Experience managing and mentoring direct reports

• Comfort working through ambiguity and in a rapidly-changing environment

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Degree preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting

• Top tier M.B.A. preferred

• Management consulting experience strongly preferred

• Beverage Alcohol / Consumer Goods experience preferred

• Prior marketing or consumer insights experience preferred Physical Requirements/Work Environment • Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to stand, walk, climb stairs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. It also requires sitting, operating a computer keyboard, telephone and other equipment, reading, talking and hearing for extended periods of time.

• Travel Required: Must be flexible in work style and schedule: travel up to 30%.

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