Manager, Total Portfolio Optimization
Location:
White Plains, NY
Posted:
November 05, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Strategy/Planning
Reference:
106613BR
This high-visibility position will support development of a five year portfolio vision for North America Beverages (NAB) for Non-Carbonated Beverages (NCB) and Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) across all channels. The manager will partner closely with the rest of the functions in the organization, (e.g., innovation, brand marketing, customer management, regional sales, supply chain, finance teams) to translate portfolio vision into rationalized portfolio choices. The scope of the role covers the entire life cycle of the portfolio; including guidance to innovation pipeline and end of life cycle management. TPO team will be responsible to develop the roadmap that can be executed by the NAB commercial organization covering timeline, actions, interdependencies and relevant analysis supporting business cases. This role requires excellent conceptual thinking, strong people leadership skills and the ability to work cross-functionally. In addition, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong planning and program management skills.
The manager is a key member of the NAB Commercial Planning Transformation organization responsible for the successful development of an institutional approach to segmented commercial planning. This position is located in White Plains, NY.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead development of portfolio vision for NAB , i.e., strategy to reach optimal destination portfolio
  • Provide guardrails and direction to rest of the organization on actions impacting the structure of the portfolio, e.g., stage-gate process, sales & operations planning, commercial planning, revenue management, end-of-life cycle management
  • Conduct relevant analysis and develop insights to drive portfolio decisions
  • Collaborate and partner closely with cross-functional leaders to ensure successful development and implementation of portfolio goals
  • Maintain integrated roadmap including master list of initiatives, business case, status, timeline, milestones, interdependencies, risks, geographies, etc. and communicate to the organization
  • Develop presentation materials for senior leadership reviews of Transformation strategy, plan, and implementation status and support Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and Annual Operating Plans (AOP) development
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


Qualifications/Requirements

Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead development of portfolio vision for NAB , i.e., strategy to reach optimal destination portfolio
  • Provide guardrails and direction to rest of the organization on actions impacting the structure of the portfolio, e.g., stage-gate process, sales & operations planning, commercial planning, revenue management, end-of-life cycle management
  • Conduct relevant analysis and develop insights to drive portfolio decisions
  • Collaborate and partner closely with cross-functional leaders to ensure successful development and implementation of portfolio goals
  • Maintain integrated roadmap including master list of initiatives, business case, status, timeline, milestones, interdependencies, risks, geographies, etc. and communicate to the organization
  • Develop presentation materials for senior leadership reviews of Transformation strategy, plan, and implementation status and support Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and Annual Operating Plans (AOP) development
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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