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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Lead Manager - Strategy Planning Insights Forecasting in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Lead Manager - Strategy Planning Insights Forecasting

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Lead Manager - Strategy Planning Insights Forecasting

SENIORITY LEVEL: Junior Level

FUNCTION: Marketing

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is part of Marketing - SP&I (Combustibles)

At the RAI companies you will have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day. As a marketing-led organization, you will be joining a team of exceptional strategic forecasting leaders and work on innovative products to transform the tobacco/new categories industry and become market leader. You will work alongside a fully integrated team of passionate strategic forecasting professionals who are helping shape the future of America’s tobacco/new categories industry. This is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with an emphasis on both insights’ excellence and talent development.

The Lead Manager SPI Forecasting will support the development of the strategic forecast for next generation products (NGPs) and/or traditional categories. Accountable for understanding and synthesizing relevant commercial, consumer, and macro-economic trends, the Lead Manager will possess strong analytical capabilities as well as a high degree of thought leadership. Curious by nature and driven to discover impactful insights, this role will develop data-centric viewpoints on cross-category dynamics and collaborate cross-functionally to deliver holistic perspectives on a dynamic, ever-changing industry.

Reports to: Senior Director SP&I

Reporting Level: No Direct Reports

Geographic Scope: Local

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Significant contributor to the development of monthly commercial forecast for Next Generation Products and/or traditional categories based on market performance analysis, internal and external business drivers, brand initiatives, competitive intelligence, macro-economic factors, and consumer trends.

  • Translate and synthesize commercial and consumer analyses into strategic implications that are quantifiable, actionable, and accessible to stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to identify and quantify forward-looking strategic plans.

  • Communicate analysis, insights, implications, and recommendations (reports and presentations) in an informative, compelling manner to shape and influence business decisions.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • 3+ years of experience in forecasting or business analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand broader business issues and seek resolution.

  • Ability to synthesize multiple information/data sources including but not limited to commercial, consumer, and macro-economic trends.

  • Skilled in summarizing extensive analysis into concise, actionable insights.

  • Responsive, enthusiastic, and team oriented.

  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and organizational skills.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

BENEFICIAL

  • Master’s degree in business preferred. Statistics, Economics, Finance, or relative quantitative degree will be considered.

COMPENSATION/TARGETED BONUS

  • Competitive annual salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

BENEFIT SUMMARY

We offer very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • Confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at reynoldsamerican_recruitment@bat.com .

About our organization:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc.; RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with Reynolds Marketing Services Company. Job Number: 40176

WE ARE REYNOLDS AMERICAN — A member of the BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO GROUP

At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

• Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

• Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

• Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

• Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

• Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

• Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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