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Senior Director Strategy Global Product Team

San Francisco, CA, USA | Levi Strauss

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

Reporting to the EVP/President, Global Product, Innovation and Supply Chain, in this role you will establish and lead the strategic direction of the end-to-end product teams, both long-term and short-term, in collaboration with the EVP and Product Leadership team. Product team includes: Innovation, Design, Merchandising, Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management, Product Development, Sourcing, Distribution/Logistics and Sustainability. This encompasses financial targets as well as strategic actions.

About the Job

Create and lead the strategic business planning (SBP) process for the Global Product Team. Partner with Finance on the annual financial planning process.

Lead, in collaboration with key functional leaders, strategic plans that support product team effectiveness, business growth and value creation for LS&Co.

Partner with Product Leadership Team to identify and focus annual goals and priorities, as well askey metrics/success factors for each priority.

Partner/work collaboratively with Product leaders to identify essential questions or issues facing the business and our Go-To-Market. Structure analyses and ensure support of insights to determine solutions.

Develop tools to ensure functional integration, and monitor accountability to anticipate and resolve potential issues. Collaborate with other team leads to ensure transition that minimizes risk to the business.

Be a program and project leader on major strategic programs. Lead and manage teams during the diagnosis/evaluation,design/implementation, planning, and execution phases.

Establish collaborative and trusting relationships with key internal leaders and stakeholders to ensure that there is free flow of ideas and information across the functions and business, leading to suitable strategy formulation and overall business performance enhancement.

Act as “Chief of Staff” to lead/facilitate Product Leadership Team operating meetings as well as quarterly off-sites to ensure focus, effectiveness and success of outcomes.

Research and communicate relevant industry benchmarks as well as identify white space opportunities for value creation across product teams.

Lead team of direct reports including project managers and analysts.

About You

8-10 years of corporate strategy, consulting, or investment banking experience with a focus on CPG or Consumer Retail.

MBA preferred.

Deep understanding of the value chain for a manufacturing and marketing/sales business, including the value drivers across the chain.

Project management skills.

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

Product discount of 40% off regular-price merchandise

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