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Posted March 10th

Sr Manager Portfolio Insights & Strategy

New York, New York


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted March 10th

Sr Manager Portfolio Insights & Strategy

New York, New York






Full Time

Position Title: Sr Manager Portfolio Insights & Strategy

Location: New York, NY (Headquarters)

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, Portfolio Insights & Strategy is a leader responsible for transversal cross-portfolio capabilities and insights activation at Pernod Ricard USA. The Senior Manager will focus on (1) building insights playbooks and strategic partnerships, (2) leading foundational learning and foresight for strategic topics, and (3) wiring ways of working to ensure insights are activated to drive growth. This person will proactively identify capabilities and knowledge gaps, identify creative solutions and optimization opportunities, and will drive learnings to action with portfolio growth partners.

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Have significant experience building and optimizing insights frameworks, methods, and playbooks
  • Be a champion for identifying metrics that matter, and building pathways from KPIs to decisions
  • Be passionate about experimentation, behavioral science, foresight, and continuous improvement
  • Know how to prioritize knowledge gaps and activate foundational insights with broad stakeholders
  • Have strong experience wiring insights playbooks and deliverables into plans processes
  • Have a broad insights background and toolkit expertise in quantitative and qualitative research

  • Major Responsibilities:

  • Leverage and deploy global insights toolkits (e.g. brand equity, social listening, cultural foresight), and supplement for local needs

  • Build and activate insights playbooks for brand, shopper, and innovation teams to leverage (e.g. communications research playbook, packaging research playbook)

  • Identify capabilities gaps and establish standard methods, partners, and best practices (e.g. multicultural insights, campaign measurement, early buyer feedback)

  • Identify portfolio knowledge gaps, lead foundational learning plans, and activate insights to drive portfolio growth (e.g. broad topics like sustainability)

  • Be the Insights lead for Media to Shelf plans - provide thought leadership, wire deliverables into processes, and ensure insights-driven plans

  • Be a thought leader in the global insights community, and build strong relationships with global Center of Excellence insights partners

  • Scope of Role: The Senior Manager, Portfolio Insights & Strategy reports to an Insights Director. This person will be a key thought partner for the team Director, and will help drive the insights partnership model across the organization.

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

    This person will work closely with Senior Manager peers in Brand Insights, Shopper Insights, and Innovation Insights. The Senior Manager will also work closely with insights partners in the global Center of Excellence team.


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

    Experience / Background:

  • 7+ years of insights & strategy experience, with a broad research toolkit in quantitative and qualitative research, and activation success stories
  • 5+ years building insights capabilities, establishing best practices, and deploying research toolkits
  • Strong experience identifying metrics that matter and leveraging behavioral science approaches
  • Strong experience wiring insights deliverables into annual plans processes
  • Significant experience building holistic learning plans, identifying game-changing insights, and shifting mindsets to drive action
  • Experience managing brand equity programs and consumer segmentations
  • Experience analyzing syndicated shopper data (e.g. Nielsen, IRI, Numerator)
  • Experience working in a global insights community strongly preferred
  • Experience in spirits, alcohol, beverages, or other image-based categories preferred
  • Ability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders at VP+ level, across insights, marketing, and sales

  • 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 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 anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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