Strategy and Business Insights Manager – Global Ingredients

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Boston, MA


Ocean Spray is hiring a Strategy & Business Insights Manager for Global Ingredients on our International team in Lakeville! We’re a team of farmers, thinkers, creators, and doers. Whatever your title, whatever your role — it always comes back to this: we’re a farmer-owned co-op where everyone rolls up their sleeves to get the job done. Three maverick farmers started it all — and we’ve been making our own way ever since.

The Strategy & Business Insights Manager for Global Ingredients plays a key role in strengthening Ocean Spray’s business model by partnering with the Ingredients Leadership Team to elevate the level of application of consumer and market insights to the strategy and execution of key company priorities. In this role, you will be the strategic business partner to the business unit working together to identify big ideas on innovation, customer engagement, pricing, and route to market that drive significant growth to the business and for Ocean Spray.

This role requires a high degree of collaboration with cross-functional leaders to drive consumer-centric business strategies, to present forward-thinking market trends and to socialize consumer and business insight. Taking this further, you can also roll-up your sleeves and help drive implementation and check-in to track the impact of your recommendations.

Position location: We're all about flexibility! This is a remote role.

What You'll Be Responsible For:

Strategic Business Partner with Business Unit Senior Leadership

  • Embedded into the Global Ingredients business leadership teams, focused on North America, Europe and Middle East markets with a seat at the table representing the integrated voice of the consumer and customers to ensure insights are embedded in decision making and acted upon.
  • Partner with cross functional teams in Commercial, Finance, R&D and Marketing to help solve strategic challenges and provide the right solutions for our customers
  • Possess a broad business acumen that allows engagement in the entire business needs, including market analysis, consumer trends, and go-to-market models.
  • Works to raise the business team’s consumer and analytic understanding for their business, a continual learning environment.
  • Take an active role in managing and tracking strategic priorities that have multi-country/multi-region impact

General Manager for all Data and Insights Activities

  • Develop and establish annual learning / data plan for the business unit ensuring that it linked to strategic issues that drive towards growth.
  • Responsible for methodology selection and budget management.
  • Flexibility in both working to execute projects as well as collaborate and leverage all relevant insights impacting the Ocean Spray brand.
  • Identify key market and consumer trends relevant to business objectives. Develop insights to feed into the integrated business planning process.
  • Manage relationships with various agency and research partners to improve quality and impact of insights.

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in consumer insights, business analytics and/or strategic planning
  • Significant experience in managing/integrating syndicated and primary consumer research and ability to identify and report on meaningful insights resulting in actionable recommendations
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills plus significant experience in creation and delivery of executive presentations, analytical background and written/verbal communication. Able to tell a story and simplify complex data.
  • Proven collaboration abilities, strategic thinking and leadership skills
  • Experience with leveraging panel (i.e. Nielsen/IRI) and retailer scan data to inform decision making
  • Must demonstrate both analytical and creative thinking abilities

Nice to have:

  • Ingredients or F&B sales background
  • Relevant experience in strategic business planning
  • MBA or relevant master’s degree preferred
  • Client and Supplier side background
  • Regional and/or global experience
  • Proficiency with business intelligence platforms (e.g. Power BI & Tableau)

Annual Salary:

$102,200 - $140,500

The base salary range information above serves as a guideline of the position’s typical hiring range. We value and appreciate what makes you unique and will consider a variety of factors when determining an offer. These factors include, but are not limited to, your skills and experience, external and internal benchmarks, as well as overall company considerations. Certain positions may be eligible for short-term and long- term incentive rewards. We also offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that supports all aspects of your health and well-being.

Benefits:

  • Complete insurance package on Day-1 that includes a plethora of health and wellness programs
    • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Flexible spending account
    • Life and accident insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Telehealth services
    • Fertility benefits
    • Transgender benefits
    • 1:1 health coaching and more
  • 401(k) with up to 6% Company matching; additional potential discretionary match at year-end
  • Short-Term Incentive/Performance bonuses
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Vacation pay, up to three weeks of time (pro-rated for your first year of employment)
  • Holiday pay for 12 holidays
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition/Education assistance programs
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Scholarship programs for children of employees
  • Parental leave
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions – Back-up care, tutoring, etc.
  • Adoption assistance
  • Bereavement leave
  • Up to $300 fitness reimbursement
  • Up to $300 massage reimbursement
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Employee discounts
  • Charitable giving

Who We Are:

You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what’s better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:

  • Grower Mindset – We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
  • Sustainable Results – Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
  • Integrity Above All – We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
  • Inclusive Teamwork – We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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