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Strategy & Business Operations Manager

Berkeley, CA
about 1 month ago
Full time role

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Perfect Day is a biotechnology company committed to transforming the global food system by developing dairy products made without animals. ...

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Job Description

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.
Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. 
We are looking for a talented individual to join the Strategy team. You are the perfect mix of strategic, operational, analytical, and people skills. You will work to ensure effective decision-making and execution of our strategic priorities across the organization. You will be involved in and take the lead on key projects such as M&A transactions, investor management, strategic manufacturing partnerships, etc. providing end-to-end support from high-level strategy development to operational implementation. You are a clear, confident communicator who loves taking a complicated problem, decomposing it, building a compelling business case, and making it happen.

Corporate Strategy & Development:

  • Identify and triage key questions and challenges facing the company
  • Help assess and drive key strategic decisions such as mergers & acquisitions, expansion into new businesses, creation of new business models/revenue streams, major partnerships, etc. and spearhead execution of special projects
  • Drive the definition (including KPIs, project plans, resource requirements) of key company initiatives/programs by working closely with relevant internal and external stakeholders as needed
  • Lead critical cross-functional initiatives to achieve growth opportunities and operational improvements, and persuade and align varying audiences during change management initiatives of your own
  • Stay current on developments within the industry and conduct qualitative / quantitative research and analysis to generate insights that results in compelling recommendations on key opportunities for our leadership team and Business Units

Business Unit (BU) Governance – Consumer Brands:

  • Serve as an important liaison between our strategy team, company leadership, BU leader, and other functional leaders within the consumer brands business unit
  • Work collaboratively with the BU leader & team to:
  • Establish short, medium- & long-term strategies to grow and optimize our consumer brands business
  • Create goals & results focused business intelligence tools that are aligned with company needs and help maintain visibility into progress against targets
  • Help build and establish systems/processes/frameworks that help the team operate more effectively
  • Utilize strategic expertise, asking the right questions and expanding BU relationships to identify areas of improvement and new opportunities
  • Maintain transparent communication; Appropriately communicate company/BU information both ways through appropriate channels
  • Tremendous ability to work with collaboration partners and manage stakeholders, actively listen to needs, and translate into opportunities and action

Competencies

  • Strategic thinker, analytical problem solver, collaborative team player, and strong communicator (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to deep dive into data or deal with ambiguity when there is limited data to identify and quantify opportunities, and design creative and sustainable solutions
  • Ability to review, distill and compile information from disparate sources into a coherent, logical, presentable, and compelling format
  • Experience with strategic planning, executive presentations, financial modeling, market research, business development
  • Leads with impact & influence. Establishes credibility, effectively persuades and develops others, and achieves important objectives collaboratively
  • Motivated self-starter who can solve problems and work well independently, and drive initiatives to completion without much oversight
  • Can execute and thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment with ability to learn quickly and has the “get-it-done” mentality, irrespective of the obstacles
  • Total fluency in Microsoft Office, especially in building PowerPoint presentations and modeling/conducting analysis in Excel 

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4-8 years’ experience in relevant roles such as consulting, chief of staff, corporate strategy / development, banking / private equity, program / product management
  • Strong preference for those with experience in CPG
  • Experience with a wide breadth of M&A or investment/partnership transactions a plus
  • Travel requirement up to 15%

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us! 

Perfect Day is a biotechnology company committed to transforming the global food system by developing dairy products made without animals. ...

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