Strategic Insights Manager

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Reporting to the Vice President Marketing, the Strategic Insights Manager will be fully integrated into the Marketing Department and will play a strategic role in delivering consumer, shopper, brand and product insights in Canada and other Valens focused markets. The person in this position will serve as a key business partner of the marketing team and commercial teams helping diagnose business problems, driving business growth, identify market opportunities and help shape a consumer insights focused direction for our customers.

DUTIES:

  • Support set up of a centralized approach for research and insights
  • Bring consumer centricity to any and all business conversations
  • Be the voice of consumer and inject consumer insights across all aspects of brand equity and product innovation including but not limited to brand strategy, communication strategy, creative development, innovation, product and packaging, in market execution and trade strategy
  • Anticipate business and research needs; understand the big picture but also the nuances of the business and research
  • Craft research plan based on diagnosis of business challenges
  • Source and execute complex primary research projects in collaboration with research partners to address key business questions
  • Provide actionable recommendations based on executed custom research and any other relevant sources of data
  • Proactively provide thought leadership to influence business stakeholders to ensure consumer centricity in decision making
  • Integrate data from multiple data sources (primary, secondary and syndicated) to drive foresight and strategy and support yearly business planning through comprehensive summary and implications of past learning, Market Intelligence & Competitive Intelligence
  • Translate data and information into actionable insights and business recommendations engaging and inspiring the organization, collaborating cross-functionally to ensure full business buy-in

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in Marketing, Business or related field in influencing brand and category management
  • 5-7 years of experience in market research, consumer insights or related field
  • Consumer packaged goods experience an asset
  • Strong knowledge in data usage and analysis
  • Working knowledge of latest research tools online and offline
  • Wide knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Effective presentation, report writing skills and the ability to work individually
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Reliable, responsible and dependable
  • Demonstrated capability as a team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to professional development and knowledge acquisition
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to complete a satisfactory criminal record check

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to careers@thevalenscompany.com with subject line ‘Strategic Insights Manager application.’

 

About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit http://thevalenscompany.com. The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at http://thevalenscompany.com/investors/


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