Position: Strategic Analyst, Competitive Strategy
Sector/Department: Corporate Strategy, Strategic Intelligence Center of Excellence
Reports to: Senior Director, Corporate Strategy
Location Negotiable: Dallas, TX - Roswell, GA - Neenah, WI
Deliver competitive and industry analysis to business leaders to inform strategy. Provide strategic and tactical vision for the strategic intelligence function. Synthesize insights into meaningful actions by having strong in depth knowledge on the consumer categories in which Kimberly-Clark competes.
P&L business leaders needing competitive/business intelligence, as well as related customized analysis. Senior leader sponsored strategy projects. These customers expect visionary leadership, real time analysis and competitive insights to win in the marketplace.
The incumbent reports to a Senior Director of Corporate Strategy within the Corporate Strategy Office. Work is strongly influenced by the business P&L owners and C-Suite executives. Along with the colleagues of the Strategic Intelligence Team, the incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of analysis to improve K-C's business results. He/she is expected to lead small to medium sized global projects and/or be an active contributor in large scaled global projects.
He/she researches and synthesizes the fact base in strategic intelligence projects leveraging several sources of data. Data sources include but not limited to Nielsen market share data, pricing data, Euromonitor, Annual & Quarterly reports, investment banker analysis, financial data, articles, and other secondary and primary resources.
He/she helps build COMPASS team and K-C competitive strategy capabilities, in addition to executing targeted projects, by delivering regular new bulletins/ reports, building the COMPASS Portal where resources and information are housed, driving innovation and creativity in our competitive toolkit, codifying lessons learned, processes, frameworks and best practices to be shared broadly across the global organization
Expectations and Accountabilities:
Analyze business fundamentals, financial performances, and relative competitive positions to recommend solutions to business problems. Analysis includes competitor rollouts, pricing, promotions, product development, innovation, M&A, divestitures, reorganizations, and advertising.
The incumbent will provide analytical expertise and support for on-going analysis with profit pools, risk exposures, end-to-end cost curve analysis, and other financially relevant insights.
Analysis of enterprise competitors, business development opportunities, and enterprise trends with a focus on opportunities and threats from a corporate perspective, delivered to business leaders.
Leveraging industry standard analysis tools, methodologies, and capabilities using case studies, templates, and software.
Conducting interviews, leading brainstorming sessions, find critical business information, and helping business leaders develop innovative approaches to their business
Provide analysis and data functions for delivery of strategic sessions and ad hoc business analysis projects via partnering with leaders across the enterprise.
Leverage existing and new strategic tools for strategic intelligence.
Participate on senior leader level projects and perform advanced business analysis for senior leadership.
Interpret results from multiple project components and translates these finding into clear and compelling recommendations and solutions.
Be the subject matter expert (SME) on major global competitors, category and financial.
Provides analysis and data for strategic tool initiatives (e.g. War Games, Scenario Planning Sessions) or plays the role of competitive subject matter expert for Strategic Sessions.
Effectively communicate insights to global constituents.
Proactively volunteer and do whatever tasks are needed to complete strategy projects.
Champions medium scale initiatives for the Strategic Intelligence function across the enterprise.
Responsible for reporting on the ROI for Strategic Intelligence.
Bachelor of Business Degree in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Economics, or Strategy with equivalent experience
Graduate Degree (MBA) Preferred
3-5 years' total experience; Minimum 1+ year experience with a blue chip consulting firm (Bain, BCG, McKinsey etc.); MBA preferred but not required.
Progressive work experience in strategy, related business analysis, functional line experience with Marketing, Finance, Operations, or Sales analytics with a history of demonstrated business success; leading the integration and use of analytics and/or strategy throughout a company, analyzing industry competitors, designing and executing strategic sessions, scoping, planning, and leading the execution of strategic projects; management and facilitated use of historic knowledge and deliverables.
Strong skills and experience with:
Translating customer requests into tangible, targeted deliverables
Making recommendations on the best analytical approach
Performing insightful business analysis with a strong quantitative component
Proven business acumen; researching marketing trends, consumer insights, category analysis, financial analysis
Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of catering a message appropriately for a given audience
Capable of networking successfully across a large company by: building trust, making decisions, winning consistently, thinking customer, continuously improvement, and building talent
Ability to work independently
International experience with working knowledge of languages where K-C has large operations will be considered a plus. Consumer goods experience and functional background in sales or marketing also a plus.
Dimensions / Working Conditions:
Operating Budget: Indeterminate
The position is performed in normal office conditions with physical location at one of the 3 major operations in the United States. Preferred: Roswell Campus.
Business travel will be based on the project needs and at times may be more than 25%.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position. This document is not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of incumbents. Management may at any time assign other duties in addition to those listed here, with or without modifying this position description.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.
Additional LocationsNeenah - West Office Facility 1
Time TypeFull time