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Constellation Brands

Senior Manager, Global Strategy & Insights Wine & Spirits



Full Time

On Site


San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Company Summary

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Global Strategy & Insights is responsible for developing, driving and implementing the strategy for the W&S division and overall for Constellation Brands. This individual will work closely with the Director & VP of Strategy & Insights and Wine & Spirits Leadership Team to develop annual and long-range strategic plans, fueled by category and consumer insights. The Strategy & Insights Sr. Manager will also partner with cross-functional stakeholders to develop and communicate action plans to drive strategic imperatives as well as execute and measure progress against key strategic initiatives. In addition, the Strategy & Insights Sr. Manager will lead ad-hoc, strategic projects for Constellation. The Strategy & Insights Sr. Manager will manage Strategy & Insights project team members to lead the scoping, execution, and delivery of strategy & insights to business partners.


Corporate Strategy

  • Lead the annual strategic planning process in collaboration with the VP, Strategy & Insights and senior leadership to develop the long range strategic plan and roadmap for CBI
  • Diagnose key strategic and financial business issues and operational processes for the company
  • Develop comprehensive strategies to prioritize and address growth, cost-cutting, organizational, financial and operational opportunities
  • Support the Director & VP Strategy & Consumer Insights with planning, design, due diligence, and implementation of strategic initiatives. Define and communicate strategies and tactics to achieve those goals
  • Lead evaluation and project management of certain strategic initiatives
  • Prepare executive management / board level presentations summarizing findings and recommending actions
  • Lead ad-hoc, strategic projects as they arise – examples of projects may include:
  • Business / brand strategy refreshes
  • Market diagnostics
  • Digital transformation and acceleration
  • Route to market optimization
  • Cost transformation
  • Operating model design
  • Strategic model development
  • Process mapping / redesign
  • Competitive benchmarking

M&A and Business Development

  • Lead the whitespace identification and portfolio shaping efforts for the W&S division; conduct regular market scans to identify new investment opportunities and develop investment theses
  • Identify opportunities to divest or discontinue underperforming brands; partner with corporate development and commercial teams to execute
  • Contribute to global diligence processes, partnering closely with corporate development and external advisors to assess strategic fit, analyze transaction terms, and support deal negotiation process
  • Conduct post mortems on acquisition health to inform future M&A strategies
  • Lead the identification and negotiation of ecosystem and non-product partnership opportunities; collaborate with commercial teams and corporate development to structure partnership terms, agree KPIs, and build execution roadmap

Division and People Leadership

  • Support the Director, Global Strategy and Insights to:
  • Drive initiatives on behalf of the WSLT, in support of delivering the strategic plan
  • Develop and coach a diverse and high performing team of Strategy & Insights team members that is cohesive and collaborative, including Managers and Analysts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Top tier M.B.A.
  • 8-10+ years combined work experience
  • Management consulting experience from top tier firm
  • Experience managing major strategic projects and/or programs and rapidly driving change including top line growth, strategy, organizational structure/staffing and process, systems and supply chain improvements
  • Highly collaborative with management, with the ability to engender trust with division President and other WSLT members
  • Strong management and analytical capabilities, i.e. driving transformative change, reconciling large sets of data, conducting market analyses, with senior executive direction
  • Blend of case/project team-lead management consulting experience and operating experience within a consumer-oriented business
  • Very strong analytical skills and business acumen – ability to rapidly come up to speed on new issues and identify the critical questions to be addressed
  • Excellent project management skills – ability to structure a complex issue and rapidly identify and test hypotheses
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written) and ability to communicate and influence all levels in the organization, including a broad base of finance and business partners
  • Sufficient influence to effectively resolve issues and ensure business and resource commitment
  • Demonstrated ability in leading/managing projects (with other functional areas, peers) and direct reports
  • Experience managing and mentoring direct reports
  • Comfort working through ambiguity and in a rapidly-changing environment

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree preferably in Economics, Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Beverage Alcohol / Consumer Goods experience preferred
  • Prior marketing or consumer insights experience preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to stand, walk, climb stairs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. It also requires sitting, operating a computer keyboard, telephone and other equipment, reading, talking and hearing for extended periods of time.
  • Travel Required: Must be flexible in work style and schedule: travel up to 30% (non-COVID)
  • This role is based in San Francisco, CA

The purpose of this description is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.


San Francisco, California

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Insights & Innovation

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).