VP, Consumer & Marketplace Insights – Nestlé USA

Vice President, Consumer & Marketplace Insights for Nestlé USA. Their operations in the U.S. are composed of eight operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Skin Health, and Nespresso. Nestlé operates in over 300 U.S. locations in 36 states, including 79 manufacturing facilities. The Company employs 48,000 people in the United States, alone. Some of the Company’s well known and iconic food brands include Stouffer’s, DiGiorno, Tombstone, Sweet Earth, Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine, to name a few.

This new “VP, Consumer & Marketplace Insights” will step in behind Mary-Colleen Hershey, who is retiring after an exceptional 10 years with Nestlé. This is a functional leadership position designed to help create a competitive advantage for the $4.5 billion Nestlé USA business as it seeks growth with new customer segments, in new categories, and through emerging channels. Reporting to the CMO for Nestlé USA, this Insights leader – and the team they lead – will deliver high-impact, fact-based consumer, and marketplace understanding, shopper insights, competitive intelligence, strategic consulting, a look into the future, and a consistent ability to translate this understanding into compelling stories, actionable initiatives, and better business decisions.

This position is based in Arlington, VA (Nestlé USA headquarters). The Insights team is split between the Arlington, VA and Solon, OH (Cleveland area) offices.

The candidates we’re seeking have the following experience profile:

  • CPG – P&G, PepsiCo, General Mills, Unilever, Kraft Heinz, Mars, Kellogg, J&J, ConAgra
  • Insights Toolkit – Brings exceptional Consumer, Retailer, Shopper and Competitive tools
  • Digitally Savvy – Understands the Digital Mktg. landscape and Ecommerce channel
  • Leadership – Proven ability to build, train and lead a world class Insights team

Please click here to view the spec, which explains the opportunity in greater detail.


Danny Fleishman
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