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Posted June 12th

Associate Manager, Strategy & Insights


Danone North America


Production and Manufacturing

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Posted June 12th

Associate Manager, Strategy & Insights







At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people's lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.

With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

This position is located in Broomfield, CO and reports to the Director, Strategy & Insights, Innovation & Enterprise Practices. The Associate Manager, Strategy & Insights will play a strategic role in delivering consumer and marketplace insights for enterprise projects. The person in this position will serve as a key team member of the enterprise innovation practice, while also working to support multi-category insight generation via custom and syndicated consumer research. Emphasis on consumer centricity to support U.S. growth initiatives across all businesses.

  • Be the voice of consumer and inject consumer insights across many aspects of the business, including but not limited to brand strategy, communication strategy, innovation, product and packaging, test market execution and assessment
  • Influence general management and the cross-functional team members by actively and persuasively representing the consumer and marketplace dynamics to inform strategies and tactics
  • Develop and execute research plans grounded in understanding of the business challenges and opportunities; previous experience in innovation focused methods a plus
  • Integrate and triangulate data and insight from multiple sources (primary, secondary and syndicated) to drive holistic business recommendations and strategy development
  • Translate data and information into clear, actionable, and impactful insights and business recommendations utilizing best in class "story telling" and engaging communication
  • Actively participate and provide thought leadership in all aspects of business development (not just research and related issues)
  • Collaborate with other functional leads and agency partners to ensure consumer understanding and insight is integrated with the needs of many internal partners (e.g. R&D, Sales, Legal, Strategy, Brand Marketing, etc.)
  • Lead relationships with current and new research suppliers to maximize the potential of our research learning
  • Drive the evolution of the Insights function through experimentation with new approaches and an innovative mindset

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
  • B.S./B.A. (required) Marketing, Business or related field
  • M.S./MBA (preferred) in Marketing, Business or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in market research, consumer insights or related area. Consumer packaged goods experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Innate curiosity to understand human behavior and build consumer intimacy
  • Good storytelling
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Broad understanding of marketing research techniques and applications
  • Track record of successfully applying research results to business applications and influencing general leadership

That's what we're looking for. We want to know - what are YOU looking for? Let's review the perks...
  • Open, dynamic company culture: If you're interested in making an impact, there's no limit to what you can do!
  • Agility: Our global business provides you with ample opportunities for growth and career development.
  • Health: Are Health & Wellness personal goals of yours? Align your personal goals with our company mission!
  • Give Back: By participating in Danone's community events!
  • Contribute to a Healthier World: We believe a healthy diet begins with a healthy environment. Be a part of our environmental strategy!

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices inWhite Plains, NYandBroomfield, CO.For more information, please visit .

Danone North Americais an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.
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