Channel Strategy Manager– Drug (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid)

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. - Plano, TX3.2

Full-time
Job Overview
The Manager, Channel Strategy will contribute to a team that will help shape the future channel focus of Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). The Manager will identify areas of opportunity across all commercial channels and help prioritize our focus across these channels. Within each channel, the manager will identify growth opportunities with specific customers based on customer strategies, category growth and shopper profiles. It will be critical for the Manager to understand where the Liquid Refreshment Beverage (LRB) industry will likely be 3-5 years in the future and determine how we can best position KDP for success. The Manager will also be responsible for developing action plans and working with senior leaders across the organization to implement our recommended strategies. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for monitoring progress, course correcting where necessary, and reporting out to senior leaders. We are looking for a team player who has strong problem solving skills, terrific communication skills, and an ability to drive & own a project from start to finish.

Responsibilities:
Build strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analysis
Develop channel strategy hypotheses and refine with senior leaders across the organization
Synthesize complex problems into clear, actionable plans and ensure execution
Gain alignment from all stakeholders while building credibility quickly
Drive best practices for retail channel opportunities, processes and tools through continuous learning, keeping abreast of retail trends and innovation
Build action plans and tracking mechanisms to ensure success

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Minimum 5 years of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry experience either directly (i.e., working for a CPG company) or indirectly (i.e., by providing advisory / consulting services to a CPG company)
Knowledge of non-alcoholic beverage industry including coffee, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), water, tea, energy, juice, etc.
Experience in CPG commercial strategy development
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel (i.e., working with large datasets) and experience developing & delivering compelling MS PowerPoint presentations
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Team player with a “can do” attitude
Demonstrated track record of driving sustainable results and problem solving

Preferred qualifications

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree
Strategy experience, preferably from a top management consulting firm (i.e., McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Strategy&, Deloitte Consulting, etc.)
Company Overview & EEO Statement
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.