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Posted November 10th

Sr. Manager, Insights & Strategy

New York, New York


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted November 10th

Sr. Manager, Insights & Strategy

New York, New York






Full Time

Are you thirsty to be part of one of the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar spirits brands - Jameson, Absolut, Kahlúa, Avion - just to name a few? Are you looking for a place to bring your passion to work every day and live by values of openness, simplicity, collaboration and entrepreneurship? Are you a champion of consumer centricity? If yes - this could be the perfect role for you!

Our Insights team is at the heart of our transformation vision in how we build brands, go to market, and delight consumers. We're thought leaders for senior executives, and we're at the center of several cross-functional change initiatives. As part of an expanding Portfolio Growth team, we're building game-changing capabilities that are anchored in consumer demand.

Position Summary: The Senior Manager, Insights & Strategy is a leader responsible for driving insights strategy and activation for a variety of brands and initiatives at Pernod Ricard USA. This person will proactively identify knowledge gaps, uncover insights, and drive learnings to action with senior marketing partners. The Senior Manger will be a champion of deep consumer and demand moment understanding, with broad application to drive communication, innovation, and renovation strategy.

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Have significant experience leading insights strategy & activation across multiple brands
  • Show a strong ability to proactively influence brand strategy through insights
  • Know how to prioritize knowledge gaps, build holistic learning plans, and tell consumer stories
  • Have a well-balanced background with various insights experiences and a broad research toolkit
  • Be insatiably curious about consumers & culture, and creative in exploring new ways to learn
  • Have a passion for partnering with analytics to drive holistic consumer & market understanding

  • Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead insights strategy and activation for a variety of brands and initiatives - ultimately delivering actionable insights to drive communication, innovation, and renovation: 20%
  • Establish annual and long-term learning agendas to advance marketing objectives, driving alignment with local & global partners: 20%
  • Activate demand segmentation insights and instill empathy on demand moments with business partners: 25%

  • Integrate data, trends, and primary research to illuminate consumer opportunities, with a focus on strong storytelling to drive action: 25%
  • Be a thought leader in the insights community, including maintaining strong relationships with global Center of Excellence and Brand Company insights partners: 10%

  • Scope of Role: The Senior Manager, Insights & Strategy reports to an Insights Director, supporting a variety of brands and initiatives that will be further specified upon placement. This person will be a key thought partner for the team Director, and will help drive the insights partnership model across the organization. While final team structure will be determined later, there is potential for direct reports.

    The Insights team is part of a new Portfolio Growth team alongside Business Intelligence and Media, reporting up to a Chief Transformation Officer.

    The Senior Manager will work closely with marketing partners, with insights influence up to VP & CMO levels. The Senior Manager will also work closely with insights partners in global Center of Excellence and Brand Company teams to craft learning plans.


    Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred

    Experience / Background:

  • 7+ years of insights & strategy experience, with a broad research toolkit and activation success stories
  • 5+ years leading primary quantitative & qualitative research, with demand segmentation experience preferred
  • Significant experience blending quantitative & qualitative learning for a clear story and action plan
  • Significant experience building holistic learning plans that integrate data, trends, and primary research
  • Significant experience analyzing syndicated shopper data (e.g. Nielsen, IRI, Numerator)
  • Ability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders at VP+ level
  • Experience in spirits, alcohol, beverages, or other image-based categories preferred
  • Experience driving insights on global brands and working in a global insights community preferred

  • Working Conditions:

    Travel: Estimate:10% of time.

    Who are we?

    Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

    Working at Pernod Ricard:

    Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.


    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    *Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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