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Manager - Strategy

Job Name

Manager - Strategy


United States of America


Miami, FL



Reporting Line:

Director of Strategy

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

Your Opportunity

The North America Strategy Team supports Bacardi’s North America (NAM) regional and functional leaders with strategy development, executive decision making and initiative implementation. While liaising with the Global Strategy team to ensure global alignment, the North America Strategy Team functions as an internal consulting group – serving as a “positive irritant” by providing key insights that challenge and inform strategic decision making.  The team works in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with direct interaction with the company’s senior executives and decision-makers and provides the ability to make a long-term impact. The small and flat team structure allows the team to be nimble and efficient, while at the same time exposing team members to various areas of the business. 

About You

The Manager is an integral part of the NAM Strategy Team, providing support on a multitude of projects that span across Bacardi North America. The primary objective of this role is to support the team with not only finding “the what,” via analytical support, but deriving pragmatic insights to illuminate the “so what” – which will ultimately enable the business to take action. Strong business acumen, understanding of financial tools, sound judgment, collaborative spirit, independent drive, and curiosity are a must as you work on cross-functional projects as well as ad-hoc requests. You will be also be responsible for supporting the design and generation of financial and operational reports; provide project team support in such areas as SWOT analysis (competitive landscape, market opportunities, etc.), and will develop analyses and presentation materials needed for the NAM Strategy Team.  

You are expected to demonstrate highly refined strategic and analytical skills with strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to work effectively in both independent and group settings. You will have a direct impact on overall team goals while promoting your own personal growth.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Lead Analytics: Lead first class analysis —including asking strategic questions, defining logic, business rules and assumptions—needed to make business decisions. Deliver analyses employing a variety of programs (MS Excel, etc.) and business intelligence tools (Power BI, etc.) to identify, extract and analyze data.
    • Synthesizes strategic issues and develops a broad range of alternatives with minimal guidance. This will include evaluation of options based upon appropriate criteria, sound logic for recommendations and the ability to clearly articulate viewpoint.
    • Transferable learnings. The timely import and export of learnings and intelligence relevant to specific initiatives (‘Search & Spin’) is a key responsibility of the role.
  • Communicate Insights: Support team members in the development of presentations to effectively communicate the "so what."
  • Research: The ability to simultaneously conduct both ad hoc and ongoing research projects
  • Manage Projects: Support team members with analytical support as needed, but can also demonstrate the ability to manage a project end-to-end.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Preferably in business, finance, economics, engineering, accounting or applied math. MBA is preferred.
  • Relevant analytical work experience is required. 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in consulting.  But will consider applicants with strong academic results and internship experience
  • Strategic Mindset: the ability to take complex topics and proactively drill down to most relevant pieces of information in order to derive practical recommendations.
  • Analytical/Problem-Solving Skills: Must demonstrate strong critical thinking capabilities and problem-solving skills. Should be comfortable with interpreting and manipulating large amounts of data, “sense checking” along the way. Must demonstrate a structured, analytical thought process and be comfortable working with ambiguity.
  • Project Management Skills: Must possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills. 
  • Must have knowledge of extracting data from a database (knowledge of relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL) is a strong plus). Advanced proficiency in MS Excel. Must be proficient in MS Word, and MS PowerPoint. 
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to tell a story with data.  Must also be able to adjust story based upon context and stakeholder needs (e.g. Board of Directors, regional leadership, functional meetings, etc.)
  • Detail Oriented: Accuracy and attention to detail are imperative.
  • Commitment: Must demonstrate commitment to getting the job done. Hours will vary on a weekly basis based on workload and project deadlines.
  • People & Team Skills: Must have sufficient self-confidence, poise, and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively as part of a team and to take part in professional discussions. Must demonstrate ability to be a team player and quick learner in a dynamic, fast-paced fun environment.
Personal Qualities
  • A clear communicator, able to deliver findings in an engaging, fresh and impactful manner, cutting through the complex to tell a simple, compelling narrative
  • Charismatic and persuasive business partner with gravitas to engage with high level managers internally and externally
  • A creative, strategic and integrated thinker, able to think both imaginatively and holistically
  • Passion for & confidence with deconstructing and reframing complex questions and an analytic ability to distill disparate datasets into clear & meaningful recommendations
  • You are creative, providing the team with new ideas to inspire and challenge the status quo. 
  • You are open to feedback and are transparent and honest. 
  • You are ambitious and eager to drive results 
  • A team player, who thrives on working collaboratively, inspiring others and bringing out the best in others

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.