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Manager, Office of Strategic Management

Job ID MIA00000235 Date posted 03/19/2019
Description
COMPANY BACKGROUND

Established with the combination of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. and Glazer’s Inc., Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC (Southern Glazer’s) is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, distributes more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually, and employs more than 20,000 team members.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (OSM)

The Office of Strategic Management (OSM) supports Southern Wine & Spirits corporate, regional, sub-regional, state-level and functional leaders with strategy development, executive decision making and initiative implementation. Functioning as an internal consulting group, the team works in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with direct interaction with the company’s senior executives and decision-makers. The small and flat team structure allows the team to be nimble and efficient, while at the same time exposing team members to various areas of the business. The OSM serves the entire Southern Glazer’s Senior Leadership team—and especially the EVP-Chief Operating Officer, EVP-Finance and EVP-Administration.

BASIC FUNCTION

The Manager of OSM provides critical project management and analytical support to corporate, divisional and functional leaders at Southern. Assignments will include a mix of ongoing and project-based activities in which the Manager will be working within specified timelines.

Specifically, providing support and managing projects in such areas as new business acquisition and market entry, supplier and customer relations, as well as developing analyses and presentation materials needed for Southern’s senior executive meetings. The Manager may also be tasked with designing and generating financial and operational models and reports, developing solid analyses and insights into the drivers of trends. Additionally, the Manager may also focus on other areas of OSM as new projects and initiatives are launched, including delivering on one or more of the company’s strategies related to sales, operations, marketing, talent management and innovation.

The Manager will report to the Vice President, though daily activities will require work in a highly-collaborative team environment with fellow OSM team members. Periodic performance evaluations (mid-year Individual Development Plan reviews and annual appraisals) will be provided to ensure the Manager is meeting the expectations of OSM as well as their own growth objectives. As we identify and execute business improvement opportunities, the Manager will have the unique opportunity to work with seasoned business professionals to develop analytical, problem-solving and communication skills in a dynamic and exciting industry. This position could also serve as a stepping stone to a management position within OSM or another function or division within the company


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Project management: Independently balance and manage multiple project accountabilities, ensuring clear project definitions upfront (e.g., project scope, objectives, work streams, resources, timelines, communication and challenges).
  • Research and problem-solving support: Conduct ad hoc and ongoing research using structured problem-solving/insights—for projects related to strategic initiatives.
  • Communication and presentation support: Design and develop PowerPoint decks and associated talking points to effectively communicate findings.
  • Executive analytical support: Structure analyses needed to drive business decisions (including defining logic, business rules and assumptions). Deliver analyses and insights employing a variety of and business intelligence tools to identify, extract and analyze data.

Qualifications
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above). Preferably in business, finance, economics, engineering, accounting or applied math.
  • MBA is preferred but not required.
  • Experience: Minimum five years of relevant analytical and commercial work experience is required. Marketing, supplier/supplier-facing and/or customer relations experience in the wine and spirits industry is a plus.
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills: Must demonstrate strong critical thinking capabilities and problem-solving skills. Must be comfortable interpreting and working with large amounts of data.
  • Must demonstrate a structured, analytical thought process.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are imperative.
  • Project management skills: Must possess ability to take the initiative, pro-actively look for solutions,
  • work and manage projects within tight deadlines, and communicate to project leadership any challenges/issues in a clear and timely fashion.
  • People and team skills: Must have sufficient self-confidence, poise and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively as part of a team, to take part in professional discussions and to liaise with senior executives on a regular basis. Also, must be able to sustain performance under conditions of stress, such as tight deadlines and detailed questioning.
  • Must demonstrate ability to be a team player and quick learner in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment: Must demonstrate commitment to getting the job done. Hours will vary on a weekly basis dependent on workload and project deadlines.
  • Computer skills: Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Location: Must be willing to reside in South Florida, and travel when required

Job:Accounting & Finance
Primary Location:United States-Florida-Miami
Shift:Day Shift

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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