The Senior Manager, Strategy and M&A Integration will support the design and execution of strategic initiatives that address key challenges and deliver sustainable top-line and bottom-line performance improvement in the region. The role will also support the integration of acquisitions (brands, technologies, etc.) into the Shiseido Group, globally.
Essential Job Duties on Strategy & Value Creation Initiatives
Support the development of new initiatives that drive sustainable Sales and/or Operating Profit improvement. Initiatives include larger transformational projects like shared service organization design or Marketing Effectiveness as well as smaller strategic initiatives like Make vs. Buy decisions
Perform financial analysis, best practice benchmarking (internal and external), and operational assessments to identify and define new areas of value creation
Work with Finance to build financial models and create the business case for change
Work with the Strategy team to define implementation plans for the initiatives including KPIs and related processes and ownership to track and report on results
Project manage implementation of the initiatives by monitoring and reporting on progress, preparing for steering committee reviews, and troubleshooting issues with functional leaders
Essential Job Duties on M&A Integration
Support due diligence efforts on potential acquisitions or minority investments by conducting market and competitive research and building analytical models for sales projections or synergy calculation
Support the pre-close integration planning including set up of the Integration Management Office and developing the 100-day integration timeline and activity list
Provide project management support for the execution of integration activities, including synergy capture initiatives
Work with HR on the organization integration of the acquired entity into Shiseido Americas to ensure that there is a smooth and respectful employee transition process and capture of headcount synergies
Work with Finance to establish the synergy tracking and reporting process with defined responsibilities and accountabilities across functional teams
Experience and Qualifications
Consumer Goods or Retail experience required; Prestige Beauty experience preferred
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