Kerry Group today is a world leader in Taste & Nutrition serving the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries and a leading consumer foods processing and marketing organisation in selected EU markets. With sales to over 140 countries worldwide, the Kerry organisation has grown to become a highly successful public company, having achieved sustained profitable growth with current annualised sales in excess of €5.8 billion. Launched as a public company in 1986, the market capitalisation of the Group has grown to a current level of approximately €12 billion. Kerry Group now employs over 24,000 people throughout its worldwide activities and operations.
We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. Kerry prides itself on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business, striving to enhance leadership positions in our consumer foods business and across global food and ingredients markets.
We are looking for people with ambition, vision and a commitment to excellence in a dynamic business environment to achieve and sustain this growth on a long-term basis. In return we offer stimulating and rewarding careers from employee to management to leadership levels in a global food organisation.
Global Director– CRM & Data Strategy is a key leadership role in the digital organization at Kerry contributing to the continued evolution of Kerry’s approach to driving commercial effectiveness. This person will bring a combination of quant rigor, project management, creativity, and strategic thinking to Kerry to drive continuous improvement of Kerry’s CRM ecosystem and a focus on data driven business optimization.
Reports to Global VP – Digital Partner closely – Regional executive teams, marketing leadership teams, regional marketing, sales, R&D, and market research teams, ICT organization, and procurement Supervisory role – Direct management of global analyst team, functional/dotted line management of regional marketing analyst and eCommerce analyst teams
Frequent contact with Kerry agencies as well as Kerry ICT and analytics partners
Frequent contact with technology providers (Google, Salesforce, LinkedIn, etc), digital media organizations, advertising technology organizations, and emerging media companies
Qualifications & Experience:
In addition to the above we believe the successful candidate will also display the following attributes
An ability clearly and articulately communicate complex topics in simple, easy to understand ways
Must be a self-motivated individual with strong conceptual skills and creativity
Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work tactfully and respectfully with a wide variety of individuals, stakeholders, and partners
Must demonstrate aptitude for ongoing learning and application of newly acquired knowledge
Personality to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure. Will be required to perform outside comfort zone and navigate through organizational and operational ambiguity as the digital organization at Kerry evolves
Proven ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization, fostering strong cross-functional teamwork and results
Strategic thinking ability with balanced analytical and creative approach
Experience successfully bringing together people from different disciplines, internal and external to achieve desired outcomes
A natural curiosity, an inclination for discovery, and an ability to articulately apply that curiosity to business relevant opportunities
Analytically savvy, and economically centered