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Director, Strategy & Value Creation

Location: New York, New York Brand: Shiseido Date: 01/23/2023

Role Summary:

The Director, Strategy & Value Creation, Shiseido Americas will support the design and execution of strategic initiatives that drive sustainable top-line and bottom-line performance improvement. The role will report to the SVP, Strategy & Value Creation and Global M&A Integration, collaborating with Global Brand leadership, Region Marketing & Sales leadership, and Corporate Functional leadership on the implementation of these strategic initiatives.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Work with brand and business leaders to analyze current business challenges, growth opportunities, and productivity improvement opportunities. Build the business case, develop implementation plans, and support the business and functional teams on the execution of the strategic opportunities 

Essential Responsibilities related to Strategy & Value Creation: 

  • Develop growth strategies with brand stakeholders by conducting market and competitive analysis, delivering deep insights, building financial and analytical models, and creating implementation plans 
  • Work with brand and business leaders to identify levers for Operating Profit improvement and define initiatives to execute against these levers. Example initiatives are new operating models that leverage enterprise scale efficiencies, process and operational efficiency improvements, A&P effectiveness programs, etc.
  • Support financial analysis, operational assessment, and best practices benchmarking (internal and external) to identify areas for productivity improvement
  • Work with Finance to build financial models and create the business case for change as well as track savings / benefits from initiatives within existing FP&A processes
  • Work with executive stakeholders across brands and corporate functions to plan for implementation of value creation projects, including defining the KPIs and related processes and ownership to track and report on results
  • Establish the project management and governance for implementation, working with executive stakeholders and initiative owners to mobilize resources across the organization
  • Project manage the execution of initiatives by monitoring progress, facilitating steering committee reviews, troubleshooting issues and roadblocks with functional leaders, and proactively escalating risks to project sponsors or the executive leadership team 

Essential Responsibilities related to M&A Integration:

  • Support due diligence efforts on select opportunities by conducting market and competitive research, building analytical models to size opportunities, and working with cross-functional leaders to identify synergy opportunities 
  • Support the Integration Management Office (IMO) on the planning of integration activities (including synergy and value capture initiatives), structuring work efforts, tracking and monitoring progress, and reporting issues and risks
  • Collaborate with HR on people and culture integration of the acquired brands, to ensure that there is a smooth and respectful employee transition process, planned synergies are realized, and business processes move into 
  • Work with Finance to establish the synergy tracking and reporting process with defined responsibilities and accountabilities across functional teams


  • MBA from a leading business school preferred
  • 3-4 years post-graduate experience in management consulting or corporate strategy required
  • Consumer Goods and Retail experience required


$119,925 - $199,875/ year

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Salary :

$119,925 - $199,875/ year

Job ID: 10635 Category: Corporate

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