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.Â We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love.Â 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.
The Global Strategy Manager is responsible for developing, driving and implementing the strategy for the W&S division.Â This individual will work closely with the Director, 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.Â The Strategy Manager 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 Manager will lead ad-hoc, strategic projects for Constellation. The Strategy Manager will also support the development of brand growth strategies. The Strategy Manager will support the scoping, execution, and delivery of strategy & insights to business partners.
Drive the annual strategic planning process in collaboration with the Director and 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 Director and VP Strategy & Insights 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 â examples of projects may include:
Business / brand strategy refreshes
Digital transformation and acceleration
Route to market optimization
Operating model design
Strategic model development
Process mapping / redesign
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
M&A and Business Development
Lead the whitespace identification and portfolio shaping efforts for the W&S division; conduct regular market scans to identify new investment opportunities and develop investment theses
Identify opportunities to divest or discontinue underperforming brands; partner with corporate development and commercial teams to execute
Contribute to global diligence processes, partnering closely with corporate development and external advisors to assess strategic fit, analyze transaction terms, and support deal negotiation process
Conduct post mortems on acquisition health to inform future M&A strategies
Support the identification and negotiation of ecosystem and non-product partnership opportunities; collaborate with commercial teams and corporate development to structure partnership terms, agree KPIs, and build execution roadmap
6+ 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 mid-level management consulting experience and operating experience within a consumer-oriented business
Very strong analytical skills and business acumen â ability to rapidly come up to speed on new issues and identify the critical questions to be addressed
Excellent project management skills â 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)
Comfort working through ambiguity and in a rapidly-changing environment
Degree preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting
Top tier M.B.A. preferred
Management consulting experience from top tier firm 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.Â 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%.
This role is based in San Francisco, CA
The purpose of this description is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.
San Francisco, California
Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).
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.