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Strategy Analyst - Gatorade

Barrington, Illinois

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 142749BR

Job Description

This position is part of the R&D Global Sports Nutrition Platform Team, the primary interface with cross-functional global business partners responsible for translating consumer demand into R&D Innovation solutions.

Specifically, this role will be responsible for supporting the platform innovation team by interfacing with functional capabilities, regional R&D partners, and global nutrition R&D strategy. This position’s primary function is to analyze data for Sports Nutrition

Examples of responsibilities associated with this position are listed below.

  • Partner with International Gatorade R&D and PGCS teams to develop a refreshable global menu of key portfolio offerings to enable “lift and adapt” speed for new market expansions
  • Partner with GSSI to link the research programs to roadmaps that enable scaled/impactful innovation
  • Contribute to the assessment of R&D capabilities required to enable the innovation growth agenda and portfolio pipeline for the Sports Nutrition business
  • Collaborates with Regions/GSSI/Strategy and Portfolio Management to build the resource plan to support the sports growth agenda
  • Help track resource utilization and create the necessary documents for the Nutrition resource forum
  • Supports and actively seeks out new ways to improve upon team’s current procedures and work practices
  • Effectively applies data analysis tools (e.g., spreadsheets, Accolade) to maximize efficiency
  • Budget ongoing tracking and delivery of period details
  • Monitor the nutrition (PWP) database and analyze the Sports portfolio against corporate goals
  • Work with program management team to track all projects against technical stage gate compliance metrics


  • B.S. with 4-6 years or MS with 2-4 years of experience is required
    Food Science or Food Engineering degree is preferred
  • Candidate with experience in the consumer foods or beverages industry is preferred
  • Strong analytical skills. Able to organize and analyze complex data to make clear technical recommendations
  • Strong skills in power point, excel
  • Understanding of the product development process (stage gate) with experience bringing a new product to market
  • Basic technical understanding of ingredient functionality and process technology
  • Sound understanding of Experimental Design
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates strong personal initiative and ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Able to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Able to handle a fast paced and constantly changing work environment

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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