Commercial Strategy Manager at Peapod Digital Labs

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Address: USA-IL-Chicago-300 South Riverside Plaza
Store Code: Omnichannel Deployment (27265)

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.


Browse The Aisles 

The Commercial Strategy Team is growing to better support our great local brands and leadership team tackle the organization’s highest-priority commercial strategic initiatives, and identify continued near and long-term strategic opportunities. 

This position will report to the Commercial Strategy Lead. The position will have exposure to our various leaders across our Brands (Stop & Shop, Giant Martin, Giant Foods, Food Lion, and Hannaford) and Functional Leadership teams.


This is a great opportunity because...

  • This individual will be involved in a variety of high-impact, high-profile strategy projects to deliver our commercial growth aspirations
  • This individual will have a material impact on the commercial strategy and strategic planning process
     

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

  • Provide general oversight to the Commercial Strategy Analysts team members by helping to prioritize and sequence the team’s work and by reviewing work for quality control
  • Working directly with PDL Leadership to lead and shape major strategic initiatives, including: new customer centric and innovative growth strategies, business process improvements, large strategic events, and commercial competitive evaluation
  • Driving the annual strategic planning and integrated business planning process across PDL functions 
  • Develop US commercial market, customer, and sector dynamics and trends
  • Identify key opportunities and risks for the commercial business 
  • Influence the Brand leadership team concerning commercial strategic opportunities 
  • Develop and maintain a view of the PDL priorities and roadmap for development and implementation
  • Work effectively across the broader PDL organization and with business partners/stakeholders throughout the organization with limited oversight from the Commercial Strategy Lead
  • Inspire and motivate team and business partners to deliver innovative and high impact initiatives aligned to the commercial strategy
  • Act as an ambassador for our commercial strategy and as the primary contact for commercial strategic queries 
  • Deliver key messages to stakeholders and escalate issues accordingly
  • Assemble meaningful presentations to share PDL’s strategy and progress for senior stakeholders)
  • Directly overseeing several strategy development initiatives and projects at any given time 
  • Indirectly overseeing implementation of strategic initiatives by counterparts/stakeholders within the organization

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master of Business Administration (MBA) or demonstrable equivalent preferred; specializations in Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Organizations/Change Management would be beneficial 
  • 5+ years of business experience; big 3 consulting experience is a plus
  • Travel up to 20% per year 

 

Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Experience in a customer-facing business environments
  • eCommerce experience is a plus
  • Visual storytelling using PowerPoint
  • Track record of successful delivery of large scale - cross functional / Brand development projects
  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Excels at establishing and fostering cross-functional relationships
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Influencing leadership at the strategic and executive level
  • Conceptual thinker and problem solver
  • Process-oriented
  • Highly effective communicator – especially when it comes to executive story lining and communications 
  • Team management and leadership 
  • Intimate knowledge of appraoches to build strategies and various supporting strategic frameworks
  • Financial understanding of retail P&L 

 


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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Location

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

Culture
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
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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)
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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