Consumer Reports, Inc.

Manager, Strategy & Planning

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
ID
5452
Category
Other

OVERVIEW

CR is currently seeking a Manager Strategy & Planning to join our Strategy Planning team.  The Manager, Strategy & Planning will play a pivotal role in supporting the implementation of key initiatives, ensuring high-quality strategic planning and adaptive management to ensure enterprise alignment and results. You will work closely with a range of leaders and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities, analyze market trends, support choice-making, develop actionable plans to drive growth and impact, and optimize performance to achieve ambitious goals across CR’s priority portfolios such as Car, Home, Baby and Digital Marketplace. In addition, they will support ongoing monitoring and learning efforts in order to better determine strategies for success and to build a culture of candor and continuous improvement. They will also be responsible for other projects that aim to improve CR’s overall performance and strategic capacity.

 

 

Under our CRFlex program, this is a hybrid position and is eligible for remote work up to 80%. The successful candidate must reside within 75 miles of our main office location in Yonkers New York or New York City.

HOW YOU'LL MAKE AN IMPACT

As Manager, Strategy & Planning you will be responsible for driving Initiatives in a Social Enterprise. You'll support critical strategy and planning projects across CR’s priority portfolios—Car, Home, Baby, and Digital Marketplace. Your work will be pivotal in ensuring these projects are aligned with our mission as a social enterprise to create a safer, more sustainable, and fair marketplace. By closely partnering with Priority Area and Functional team leads, you will facilitate the identification and exploitation of opportunities that drive growth and enhance impact.

 

In this role you will provide actionable insights utilizing your expertise in data analysis and market research, you'll assess potential opportunities and make informed recommendations that steer strategic decisions. Your ability to synthesize complex data into actionable insights will be crucial in guiding CR’s strategic direction and optimizing performance to achieve ambitious objectives, supporting both established and new business models.

 

You will support and facilitate regular cross-functional meetings, creating a cohesive environment where relevant information is shared effectively and efficiently. Your efforts will help build strong connective tissue between relevant teams, standardize data requests and processes, and enable alignment with CR’s strategic plan, ensuring all teams are working toward common goals.

 

Through your role in learning and adaptive management, you’ll support ongoing impact data collection, analysis, and projection efforts. By maintaining high data quality and identifying trends, you will inform strategic planning and continuous organizational improvement. You will help CR capitalize on learnings, address missed opportunities, and enhance future projects.

ABOUT YOU

You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You have analytical expertise: Your strong foundation in qualitative and quantitative analytics enables you to provide insightful, data-driven recommendations that significantly influence strategic decisions. Your proficiency with data collection and analytics tools ensures you can present accurate and compelling information to stakeholders.

  • You have able to effectively communicate and collaborate: Your exceptional communication skills allow you to articulate complex ideas clearly and foster collaboration across diverse teams. By engaging effectively with stakeholders at all levels, you ensure that strategic initiatives are well-understood and supported, leading to successful project outcomes.

  • You have exceptional time management: You manage a diverse and demanding workload with ease, consistently prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines and achieve goals. Your ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment demonstrates your exceptional prioritization and time management skills.

  • You demonstrate leadership in learning and adaptation: Your proactive approach to monitoring impact data and synthesizing relevant information supports strategic decision-making. By implementing processes for feedback loops and facilitating candid discussions, you drive a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring CR remains agile and adaptable in its strategies.

You'll Be One of Our Top Picks If:

  • You are a strategic thinker: Your ability to think strategically and connect the dots between various initiatives allows you to propose innovative approaches that drive results. You excel in identifying new opportunities and crafting strategies that align with CR’s overarching goals.
  • You are collaborative and inclusive: You thrive working with diverse and inclusive teams that bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the table. You help support and build a collaborative environment, effectively managing stakeholders and working well with all levels of the organization. Your inclusive approach promotes a unified strategy, leveraging connections and interdependencies across teams to achieve common objectives. 
  • You are a compelling communicator: Your knack for sharing insights succinctly and clearly enables you to present complex information in a way that is accessible and engaging. By framing data and insights into compelling narratives, you ensure that key messages resonate with both internal and external audiences.
  • You are a change leadership champion: You have a proven track record of inspiring and leading change. Your ability to address challenges head-on, encourage candid discussions, and build common understanding positions you as a key driver of CR’s strategic success. Your efforts to remove barriers and clearly communicate the desired future state inspire others to embrace and lead change alongside you. Your role will support both established and new business models, helping CR adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
 

 

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WHO WE ARE

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

FAIR PAY & A JUST WORKPLACE

At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $130k to $145k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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