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Associate Manager, Partnerships and Measurement, Mission and Sustainability

Company: Danone North America
Location: White Plains
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

About the job Why do we exist?
The Mission and Sustainability (M&S) team develops and enables the implementation of all of Danone North America's mission and sustainability efforts. To deliver on Danone's mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, we must connect several integrated impact efforts across:
Nature (e.g., regenerative agriculture, water, carbon, circularity, etc.)
Health (e.g., nutrition, transparent and responsible marketing, positive impact of food on health, etc.)
Communities (e.g., human rights, thriving communities, future skilling our value chain, etc.) The M&S team provides strategic oversight, direction, and governance across these topics for Danone North America and ensures a deep collaboration with our Global Danone counterparts. We partner with multiple cross-functional internal stakeholders (e.g., procurement, sales, research and innovation, etc.) and external stakeholders to deliver on our strategy. The team is integrated into the heart of the business and sits within the Enterprise Strategy and Transformation Team (ES&T) in North America. Danone has a deep partnership with B Lab. 70% of Danone's global sales are now covered by B Corp--- certification, marking significant progress towards Danone's ambition to become one of the first fully certified multinationals by 2025.
What do we do?
The Mission and Sustainability team sets the umbrella strategy for all mission and sustainability related efforts, cascading our key priorities across Danone North America by working side-by-side with business leads to implement and measure progress. DEVELOP STRATEGY AND BUSINESS CASE -
The M&S team partners with category teams and across the business to set the strategy and roadmap for impact priorities that will drive business results and societal impact. This means understanding current and future trends and mission-critical needs across the planet, our health, and our communities where Danone North America can make a difference. We use this strategic insight to prioritize commitments and programs that have the highest impact through deep analyses of costs, risks, ROI, feasibility, and tradeoffs. PLAN, DO, AND REVIEW -
We collaborate with teams across Danone North America (e.g., procurement, sales, research and innovation, scientific affairs, HR, marketing, etc.) to develop and implement roadmaps for our impact programs. We identify short- and long-term milestones, resourcing plans, clear business ownership and accountability mechanisms. We also identify a simple and streamlined set of targets/goals, and actionable and measurable KPIs for tracking progress that are balanced to respond to both business and impact needs. We provide subject matter expertise and technical expertise to large-scale, cross-functional projects that often span research and innovation, sourcing, supply chain, etc. and a multitude of topics such as circularity, regenerative agriculture, healthy living, and affordability of and access to nutritious foods. We set up mechanisms to measure and report on our impact so that we can constantly refine our strategy and programs to deliver the highest impact. We stay in constant contact with our Global Sustainability Team to ensure that our work and impact "ladders up" to the broader mission and impact priorities of Danone.
What will you do?
The Associate Manager will play a proactive, collaborative role across the M&S team, driving key topical projects for our strategy refresh and to implement our impact priorities in Nature, Health, and Communities. This Associate Manager's primary focus will be Strategic Partnerships and Impact Measurement, two critical functional components of the M&S team that encompasses: impact measurement, B-corp strategy and certification, sales and retail partnerships, brand integration needs, and sustainable business industry collaboration. Specific examples of key responsibilities include:
Impact measurement : coordinate and manage successful reporting and tracking of our internal and external measurement KPIs, in conjunction with key partners across DNA
Sales : partner with Sales teams to design and implement retailer activations on "impact" topics, develop materials to showcase our mission in action to retailers, deliver on retailer reporting needs, and define a longer-term plan for strategic engagement
B Corp : coordinate and manage B corp recertification process (once every three years)
Brand integration : collaborate with brand/marketing teams to drive "impact" programming at the nexus of retailer activations, consumer marketing, and community partnerships
Sustainable business industry collaboration : stay abreast of initiatives developed by the sustainable/impact business networks Danone North America participates in and other partner institutions The Associate Manager will gain exposure across a wide breadth of topics that will provide insight into what type of impact "matters" to the business (Danone's consumers, retailers, and brands) and to society. The Associate Manager will have frequent exposure to senior management and external partners and be responsible for leading high-impact projects. About you Who are we looking for?
We are looking for future business leaders with a passion and track record for leveraging strategic insights and analytics to unlock transformational impact for business and for society. Someone with a deep passion for mission and sustainability topics and who wakes up excited to tackle society's most pressing challenges through innovative solutions, programs, and partnerships. Someone who can turn seemingly opposing goals into a unified win-win solution across all stakeholders, both internal and external. Someone who focuses on strategy-first, but is also willing and able to get into the nitty gritty implementation details to unlock solutions. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and proactive, able to work independently, and has first-hand experience across both commercial priorities and social impact topic areas.
Key Experience:
2-4 years of relevant experience, with minimum 2 years at a top-tier strategy consulting or social impact consulting firm, in an internal strategy or mission/sustainability team, or other relevant CPG industry experience; and/or banking, sustainable finance, or ESG
B./B.A. (required) in Business or Social Impact/Sustainability, or related field
Masters (preferred) in Business Administration, or Public Administration/Policy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (required):
Strong problem-solving capabilities to generate actionable insights from a wide array of qualitative and quantitative inputs and data in the spirit of "getting to the answer"
Fluency in Excel and with large data sets and modeling to build business cases to evaluate costs and impact, long-term forecasts, options analysis, etc....and the ability to translate this data into C-suite level graphs and visuals that highlight actionable takeaways
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in developing presentations, action-oriented analysis, and materials for C-suite level board presentations
Prior subject matter expertise in one of more of our impact topics (Nature, Health, Communities) and/or in strategic partnerships and impact measurement...and passion and interest for expanding subject matter expertise and knowledge across all of these topics
Previous experience and exposure in CPG sales, brand strategy, or marketing highly preferrable
Demonstrated track record working in cross-functional teams and understanding and problem-solving for competing needs and roles by building deep relationships
Flexible/adaptable in a highly dynamic business environment with competing priorities (i.e., impeccable time management, organizational and prioritization skills); comfortable with ambiguity
The base compensation range for this position is $80,000-$95,000 commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. About usAt Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share inthe commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

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