Health & Sustainability Strategic Implementation Specialist Posted Apr 20
Ahold Delhaize USA Office of the CEO , Chicago, IL (Quincy, MA or Salisbury, NC)
Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize, is the parent company for Ahold Delhaize's U.S. companies, including its local brands, Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, Retail Business Services, a U.S. support services company providing services to the brands, and Peapod Digital Labs, its digital, e-commerce and commercial engine. When considered together, the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA comprise the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast and the fourth largest grocery retail group in the nation, operating more than 2,000 stores and distribution centers across more than 20 states and serving millions of customers each week through a wide variety of store formats with thousands of food and non-food items.

What You’ll Be Doing

You’ll join a dynamic, high-performing Health and Sustainability team who will encourage you to grow professionally and personally. You will work with your team, leaders and other stakeholders in the organization to make valuable recommendations and influence positive change; all to help our Company achieve our purpose ~ Eat Well, Save Time, Live Better.

You'll work with Corporate Strategy associates to:

Cross-functionally help shape successful business plans and strategic decisions through the assessment of each brand's current environment and marketplace
Develop strategic recommendations for Ahold Delhaize USA's brands
Share analysis, viewpoints and rationales in team discussions
Assist with various ad hoc analysis, reporting and presentation development, often in partnership with our brands, US- and National Leadership, and third parties
In addition, you'll also work with key stakeholders on:

high-value initiatives and strategies, creating business cases, financial models, and key analytics in support of critical work
Manage regional level health & sustainability strategy creating alignment between brands, RBS and PDL to deliver 3-year plans in support of the 5 and 10 year health & sustainability strategy
Create and deliver memos that require formal correspondence between the US and GSO to inform decision making, document points of view and create a record of decision making
Own and drive an innovation pipeline across all four pillars of the health & sustainability strategy, providing marketplace scans for innovation and evaluating third party partnership opportunities
Create presentations to help drive key initiatives that require alignment on critical issues necessitating storytelling within presentations.
Create and maintain period scorecard reporting for USLT and brands (including EPMO) as well as quarterly ESG scorecard reporting for GSO and Exco
What We’re Looking For

A dynamic, clear thinker who is team oriented who wants to work in an entrepreneurial environment. You are comfortable with ambiguity and project based work and are able to bring focus and structure to unique, high value problems. You are creative, structured, and an objective problem solver - both conceptually and analytically. You are collaborative, people-oriented and comfortable leading without authority. You are a clear thinker and presenter who can work well with all levels of an organization, including the US Leadership Team. Mostly, you're ready to work hard in a fun, rewarding environment to create tangible change.

You’ll Need To Have

Critical thinking skills - use independent thought to obtain information and analyze complex situations
Effective communication skills - convey information and ideas concisely; both verbally and in writing
3-4 years of corporate strategy, process execution in grocery retail industry/and or consulting industry preferred
Bachelor’s degree and relevant business experience
The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have

Financial Acumen - the ability to evaluate the impact o a business decision on the business' financial statements, and financial wellbeing in the long term
Business Acumen - the ability to understand organizational processes and objectives as well as obtain organizational insight through effective relationships
Influence/Persuasion - the ability to collaborate with others to remove organizational barriers and use persuasive techniques to reach consensus
Preferably, a portfolio with examples of past decks that display
Experience in and/or passion for retail
What We Offer…

Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but there is so much more:

A great work-life balance, where overtime is not something we set as the standard and where healthy co-workers are of great interest to us;
A challenging role within a multidisciplinary team in a very dynamic environment;
The opportunity to strengthen professional competencies and develop personal networks;
Future career opportunities across our organization (inside or outside Ahold Delhaize Health and Sustainability).
When you join Ahold Delhaize Office of the CEO …

You’ll be part of an organization that values courage, integrity, teamwork, care and humor. Because millions around the globe turn to us daily for their local needs, few are better positioned than Ahold Delhaize to make a positive difference to their well-being. Their needs and wants are diverse. But we believe there are three things everyone deserves from us: Eat well. Save time. Live better. These are words to live by and that’s why they are the words of our Company purpose.

If you believe in and can see yourself working for a purpose-driven organization, consider joining our team and helping us make a difference.