Manager, FLNA Strategy

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Posted: February 03, 2017
  • Reference ID: 112316BR
Across PepsiCo, we continue to build new capabilities and expand into new categories that will be critical to achieving long-term, sustainable growth. The operating environment in which we do business is undergoing immense change, and it's imperative that we transform in ways that enable us to meet the future needs of our customers and consumers. A critical part of this strategy is to expand our portfolio and global footprint to enable the organization to realize new and diverse opportunities. However, given the global and local complexities, it is critical that as an organization we are highly strategic regarding our decisions and evaluate complex and divergent data points to ensure we optimize our actions and course correct when necessary.
The need to think strategically and optimize on the divergent opportunities is critical for both developing / emerging markets, but also in developed markets such as North America. This role will play a critical part in defining the growth strategy in one of our most pivotal global organizations - Frito-Lay North America. S / he will be tasked with leading individual projects to evaluate both broad based strategic questions as well as addressing very specific and tactical realities. This individual will also need to work with the Sr. Director, FLNA Strategy and SVP, FLNA Strategy to aggregate and elevate the individual projects and perspectives to define to short- and long-term strategic plan for the business. Finally, this individual will be tasked with working with the broader global strategy network to advance the Snacks agenda through partnerships in globally and locally relevant projects.
  • Develop strategic and analytical frameworks to solve critical business issues in collaboration with key Strategy members;
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to address both broad-based strategic questions (e.g., macro-snack expansion) and tactical executional obstacles (e.g., SC optimization);
  • Plan and execute the underlying analyses that will yield critical answers to the problem;
  • Effectively assess business issues to identify project specific information needs/gaps;
  • Ensure the delivery of timely, zero-defect execution of analysis to understand growth opportunities and key trade-offs whether through do the work or overseeing the work of the junior members on the team;
  • Analyze data and translate findings into meaningful insights, integrating relevant business knowledge as well as learning from other projects/sources;
  • Manage senior stakeholder coordination and strategic planning sessions with senior business leadership;
  • Communicate the implications of the analysis to FLNA Strategy executives clearly;
  • Develop implementation plans to drive execution with sound and highly efficient planning nad project oversight;
  • Assist in the creation of breakthrough strategies and identify business priorities and initiatives that will accelerate profitable growth and market share gains across the region as captured in the regional PSP and AOP outputs
  • Act as a responsive partner, solving real-time issues or addressing opportunities that arise for the BU leadership
  • Partner with the cross-functional teams to identify and articulate BU- and/or category-specific key alliances, such as joint ventures or acquisitions to expand asset management and distribution capabilities in this quickly expanding and evolving category
  • Maintain a strong consumer packaged goods and retail industry network, and thus a broad view of the entire region, to ensure PEP has a clear competitive advantage and to track competitive performance


Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong leadership skills and drive for results
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate, and influence effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Outstanding Powerpoint and deck writing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Results-oriented strategic thinker who demonstrates a bias for action with a can-do approach to work
  • Team player with the ability to excel in an agile, collaborative, ambiguous environment
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2 years of post-MBA experience with strategy consulting firm preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) preferred
  • Prior Consumer Packaged Goods experience preferred
  • Prior Commercial and/or Strategy experience preferred

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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