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Manager Strategy - Global FMCG

The Manager Strategy & Program Delivery drives strategy, program architecture, portfolio management and Long-Range Plan in market. Moreover, The Manager Strategy & Program Delivery drives New Ways of Working in market and support project delivery across.

Core Responsibilities:

Strategy • Orchestrate, drive, and implement market strategy development and alignment across functions; identify interdependencies and seek for efficiency. • Shape and articulate a compelling strategic narrative to be consistently reflected in all documents. • Run and facilitate strategic planning process in close cooperation and alignment with RHQ and OC Program


Architecture • Identify key strategic projects and initiatives that are instrumental to bring strategy to life. • Orchestrate and coordinate program architecture required to deliver the strategy and ensure market deployment following structured methodology. • Design and deliver an optimal OGSCM tracking methodology to ensure continuous monitoring of the progresses of execution vs. plans both at aggregate level in the market and at functional level.


Business Planning • Develop key insights on Long Range Plan drivers in close collaboration with Market Finance, RHQ and in full alignment with OC LRP processes; contribute to LRP preparation with other stakeholders. • Support generation and synthesizing market-level competitive intelligence and trends.


Business Development • Contribute ideas and insights to Business Development initiatives that could unlock incremental growth (e.g., market expansion, new channels, partnerships).


Engagement and Self-Development • Set high expectations against objectives to drive individual performance. • Actively work with S&PD / other functions and promote cross-functional learnings.


People Management • Lead and develop key competencies of team members by providing guidance and constructive feedback to foster both personal and professional development. • Develop direct reports to ensure readiness for functional growth or cross-functional movement in a highly rotating environment.


Stakeholders’ Management and Presentations • Lead the interaction with Japanese affiliate management team on strategy related topics. • Lead preparation and deliver executive presentations (e.g., strategy reviews, management updates) to Japanese affiliate management team / MD. • Lead the preparation of presentations to PMI senior management.


Core Skills and Requirements:

Work Experience • At least 8-10 years’ work experience in strategy roles, preferably including Management / Senior Management tenure in top Strategy Consulting firms. • Previous experience leading strategy, projects and company-wide transformation in dynamic consumer industries (e.g., Fast Moving / Durable Consumer Goods, Retail, Pharm…); Head of Strategy / Head of Business Development or similar positions as reference.


Education • College/University with a master’s degree in Finance / Business Economics / Marketing / Statistics.


Other Skills / Function Specifics • English and Japanese language fluency. • High performer with future GM leadership potential. • Top-end strategic problem solving, analytical and structure mindset, large-scale program delivery. • Ideally spike in commercial (sales and marketing) transformations, digital, go-to-market, commercial partnership development in FMCG but also other consumer services sectors. • Mix of consulting experience and corporate strategy/line leadership in leading firms. • High gravitas, strong influencer, collaborator and highly soft skilled professional with self-awareness and capability to read the room in multinational cultural environment.

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