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Manager, Innovation & Strategy (Seattle)

Company: Nestle Usa
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestles presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.Were determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Position SummaryNestle Coffee Partners is on a mission to elevate how consumers experience coffee. With the most powerful brands in coffee including Starbucks, Seattles Best Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, and Nescafe, our diverse portfolio is brimming with rich and fulfilling opportunities for motivated people that are passionate about coffee. Solutions Lab is the team within Nestle Coffee Partners that helps our commercial customers create moments for consumers across many segments including hotels, resorts, universities, hospitals, offices, airlines, cruise lines, and community living.The Innovation and Strategy Manager drives long-term value for the business by possessing a strong understanding of all aspects of the business and serving as a key leader of front-end innovation. He/she/they will source and/or develop internal and external insight analyses to guide strategy, tactics, and planning. Additionally, the Innovation & Strategy Manager will regularly communicate complex information up, down, and across the company, in large and small settings.Summary of Key ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:Strategy and InsightUses insights and other information to provide direct input into the financial, innovation, and go-to-market plans.Rigorously researches, analyzes, and stays current on the business landscape to inform stakeholders, situational analysis, segment strategies, long-term business planning, and innovation pipeline development.Prepares and presents ad hoc analyses, sometimes with short notice.Ideation and InnovationDevelops ideas and business cases for front-end innovation pipeline of new brands, experiential concepts, business models, or other new ventures.Participates and/or leads projects as needed.Collaborates across all functions to achieve business results.Communications and Leadership CompetenciesEducates cross-functional teams on requirements of partners, customers, and consumers.Communicates vision, strategy, and tactics to stakeholders up, down, and across the company.Has strong self-awareness, is a self-starter and leads autonomously.Ability to prioritize activities and orchestrate resources for efficiency and effectiveness.Demonstrates agility with an ability to quickly adapt to change and pivot, as needed.Experience5+ years of experience developing business strategiesProven track record of leading initiatives from ideation to market tractionAdvanced verbal and written communication skillsAdvanced Excel, PowerPoint, and PowerBI skillsConsulting experience, preferredExperience and understanding of the Foodservice and Office Coffee channels, preferredBasic QualificationsMinimum Bachelors Degree required; MBA preferredPossesses an understanding of disruptive technologies, products & business models.Possesses advanced business acumen with the ability to assess paths to profitability for short-term and long-term opportunities.Demonstrates strong end-to-end thinking.Ability to travel up to 30%.It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where youll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Jobble

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