Commercial Strategy Director at Peapod Digital Labs (Chicago, IL)

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What’s Our Dish

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.


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The Commercial Strategy Director owns the overarching Omni Commercial Strategy and prioritization tactics (e.g., digital, Private Brand, eCommerce penetration) in partnership with Enterprise and Brand strategy teams. They will define the Commercial Strategy roadmap and simultaneously manage a high-performing Commercial Strategy team. In additional to leading Commercal Strategy - this person will help influence strategic priorities and initiatives as well as the Private Brand portfolio. 


Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role  

  • Manages high performing team, guiding project resourcing and QA of commercial strategy team working on key strategy development & initiatives 
  • Owns the annual strategic planning cycle for the Commercial hub (and resulting initiatives)
  • Acts as liaison between Commercial Hub and Brands, collaborating with Enterprise & Brand Strategy teams to ensure cohesive plan 
  • Guides, tracks and reports strategic initiatives, roadmaps and KPI management
  • Drives internal and customer facing strategy development & implementation
  • Partners with all commercial areas to set ambition and strategy
  • Develops and implements key multi-brand commercial initiatives 
  • Plays an active role in orchestrating commercial Transformation
  • Ensures transparency and cross-team understanding of key priorities through robust comms and program management activities
  • Partners with Private Brands team to set PB ambition, liaises with key interdependent functions to ensure integrated strategy (i.e. sustainability, marketing)
  • Drives Strategic Events and Engagement, developing mechanisms and programs to drive connection to strategy (in partnership with Comms)
  • Leads and facilitates multi-functional and multi-brand workshops, forums and trainings
  • Builds executive presentations for USLT, MB, SVB
  • Supports PDL’s GSO partnership 
  • Supports Vendor Strategy as needed on an ad-hoc basis 

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients  

  • 7+ years of experience leading strategic initiatives; prior consulting experience is preferred


Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table  

  • Strong partnership ability
  • Ability to lead a group through change
  • Brings cross-functional teams and functions together to create alignment and focus
  • Facilities forums, training and education sessions to drive organization change
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving orientation
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Strong communications and collaboration skills
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Strong ability to story tell verbally and through presentations



Join Us at Our Table

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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