At SPINS, we believe there’s more than meets the eye to data. As the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products Industry, we strive to transform raw data into intelligent and actionable business solutions. Our mission is to maximize the value of information for growing the natural products industry. We carry out our mission by providing information, insight and a common language for the industry with which to understand and analyze consumer, retail and broad marketplace dynamics.

Director, Brand Investing Solutions (M&A) at SPINS, LLC

SPINS, a Chicago-based SaaS company, is seeking a Director of Brand Investing Solutions to join our team.

By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products.

WHO ARE WE?

  • We eat collaboration and curiosity for breakfast
  • We communicate quickly and succinctly
  • We believe in roles instead of jobs
  • We take initiative independently and hurdle challenges together
  • We discuss, debate, decide and do with the same rapidity as we iterate our platform
  • We are a talent ecosystem whose health is predicated on each individual’s ability to support every other individual’s success.

WHO ARE YOU?

  • Someone energetic, empathic and earnest
  • Someone who wakes each morning thinking of which opportunity they will grab today
  • Someone that refuses to give up when the path isn’t paved
  • Someone that consistently delivers quality work on schedule
  • Someone who would rather build the right tool to do the job than wait until they’re handed one
  • A creative thinker as adept at looking at the Big Picture as they are at the details

YOU'VE ALREADY:

  • Completed 4-6 years Professional Services experience from blue-chip Consulting firm
    • Expertise in CPG and/or Retail industry
    • Expertise in M&A growth strategies (e.g., due diligence, opportunity scanning)
  • Developed people and demonstrated success through cross functional influence
  • Juggled 3-5 major clients and 5+ large projects concurrently
  • Presented to C-Suite executives at Fortune 500 companies

WHAT DO WE NEED?

SPINS Brand Growth Solutions team is focused on helping SPINS’ biggest clients achieve sustained, profitable growth. The team uses SPINS industy-leading Natural, Organic, and Specialty Products Retail Market Information in combination with robust consumer information, analytics, and strategic analyses to generate powerful insights and develop profitable growth solutions. Comprised of experienced and entrepreneurial CPG and Retail professionals, the team is dedicated to delivering brand, investor and retail growth. This high visibility, high impact part of our business builds and shapes the development of brand, investor and retail growth solutions for one of the fastest growing industries in today’s market.

The role of SPINS Director, Investing Solutions will be to work with our biggest clients (Private Equity/Venture Capital and Strategic CPG Investors) in helping them capture their biggest growth opportunities. The Director will structure and deliver strategic analyses, insights, and recommendations based on applying SPINS proprietary assets, in combination with each Client’s own information and team members. This includes leveraging the numerous quantitative assets SPINS has developed, as well as the qualitative insights held within the wider SPINS organization. This individual will be working directly with key executives at our client companies to understand their opportunities/investment theses and develop growth solutions and strategies to capture them. This individual will be responsible for helping build the capability of SPINS’ Investing Strategy Solutions offering –developing standards of excellence for key analyses and solutions, and working with the wider SPINS’ organization to harness their knowledge/insights and deliver greater value to clients.

This role will also partner closely with SPINS Financial Partners Group. Together they will provide unparalleled solutions that help financial investors unlock unique insights into investment opportunities. These solutions leverage SPINS assets for deal sourcing, due diligence and brand growth.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Comfort with complexity
  • Entrepreneurially-minded business-builder
    • Initiative, creativity and a passion to deliver results that make a difference to our clients.
    • Self-starter, with strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organizational and project management skills
  • Keen ability to understand the customer mindset and offer solutions
  • Inherently savvy and skilled at leveraging business relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Passion for natural products

The position reports to the head of SPINS Brand Growth Solutions, will be based in our Chicago office, and will require up to 25% travel.

 

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Why work with us
SPINS is a diverse group of positive professionals with a commitment to advancing the Natural, Organic, and Specialty Product Industries. We pride ourselves on building meaningful relationships with each member of our team and fostering professional development. As we continue to grow our team of industry experts, innovators, and leaders, we strive to provide best-in-class experiences for our clients, partners, and team members while working to improve access to healthy living across North America.
Culture
Our company culture promotes individualism and encourages thought leadership while creating new applications with leading-edge technologies in a highly collaborative environment.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive Benefits Package: We offer a variety of plans to fit our employees individual, domestic partner and dependent care needs, including: BCBS Medical, RX, Dental, Vision, Biometric Screenings, FSA for medical and commuter expenses (SPINS contributes 25%!), Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability and 401k (traditional and Roth) options.
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).
Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.
Location: We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.
Fresh and Healthy Snacks: Our kitchens are stocked weekly with natural and organic foods like fresh fruit, tasty snacks, and a huge selection of coffee and tea options.
Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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