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Director Strategy Planning & Insights

Employer
British American Tobacco
Location
Meadow, North Carolina
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Organization Type
Business
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Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Director Strategy Planning & Insights

SENIORITY LEVEL: Senior Level

FUNCTION: Marketing

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is part of Marketing - SP&I (Combustibles)

At the RAI companies you will have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day. As a marketing-led organization, you will be joining a team of exceptional consumer insights/marketing leaders and work on innovative products to transform the tobacco industry and become market leader. You will work alongside a fully integrated team of passionate insights/marketing professions who are helping shape the future of America's tobacco/new categories industry. This is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with an emphasis on both insights' excellence and talent development.

The Director of SPI Insights will be a key member of the Strategy, Planning and Insights team that utilizes all data sources and research techniques to develop an in-depth understanding of the market, consumer behaviors and preferences across all key touchpoints for next generation products (NGPs) and traditional categories.

Curious by nature and driven to discover impactful insights, this role will deliver thoughtful recommendations through compelling presentations to ultimately influence business decisions and maximize business value.

In this role you will provide support and guidance in the development of high-impact data driven insights and recommendations that drive our brand strategies to win in the market. The Director is responsible for developing and communicating the cross-category dynamics and collaborating cross-functionally to ensure holistic perspectives on a dynamic, ever-changing industry. In addition, this role fosters collaboration, and a cohesive approach between the Marketing, Digital, Analytics, Innovation, Commercial and Trade/Sales teams, aligning vision and scope across commercial strategies and projects.

Reports to: Sr. Director Marketing Planning

Reporting Level: No Direct Reports

Geographic Scope: Local

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR
  • Development of cross-category insights plans, in line with the strategy and guidelines, to drive brand equity and product development across the multi-categories.
  • Data-driven decision-making: Develop and deploy leading-edge, data-driven insights for cross-categories, ensuring a joined-up and centralized approach to Insights generation that is aligned to the Strategy, Planning and Insights Marketing and Insights agenda.
  • Drive and deliver a consumer centric product strategy: Ensure relevant cross-category insights to drive comprehensive product strategy for delivering strategic vision and the Cycle Plan.
  • Support the engagement with research agency partners for the category to monitor service levels and to ensure that they are aligned to the strategic direction and objectives of the Strategy, Planning, and Insight's function
  • Ensure an up-to-date picture of competitive activities and performance to assess Reynolds relative position and resulting potential opportunities and threats.
  • Identify, review, and engage fit-for-purpose insights agencies especially in the area of new capabilities.


ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • 10+ years consumer insights experience at a leading consumer-minded company, whether that be at a consumer package goods company, ecommerce/digital company etc.
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Blend - expertise in a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including, but not limited to: Consumer Segmentation, Brand Target Identification and Positioning, Brand Health Tracking, Advertising Development and Assessment, Innovation Insights, and Omni-Channel Insights.
  • Familiarity with analytic research techniques and tools - digital understanding & engagement - as well as less traditional market research tools and methodologies (behavior science, social listening, etc.) is a must.
  • Understanding & appreciation for true human and societal understanding approaches; anthropology, ethnography, semiotics.
  • Ability to translate insights from disparate data sources and articulate opportunities, risks, efficiencies, and recommendations for leadership.
  • Team leadership & Diversity - experience building, coaching, and managing a high performing and diverse consumer insights team, including developing, adopting, and cascading insights capabilities.
  • Excellent storytelling skills demonstrated through strong public speaking and writing capabilities.
  • Must have excellent project management skills to coordinate both internal and external resource in a cross-functional organization.
  • Strong communication skills to influence management and senior leaders to make decisions with a consumer-led mindset.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.


Job Number: 40179

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We're a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other's growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC. This position is with Reynolds Marketing Services Company (2600) .

Here, you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:
  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities


Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at reynoldsamerican_recruitment@bat.com.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

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