At 84.51°, people are the key to everything. We are dedicated to always doing what’s right and never compromising on our values. That’s why we have created a culture where every opinion is respected, and contrary thinking is encouraged. Making life more rewarding for our community and our associates is an essential part of the process. Our team is known for their enthusiasm, camaraderie and sense of fun. We work hard and we play just as hard. That’s why we engage in a range of official and unofficial activities to get together, serve the community, and have fun. We continually seek people who make us better. In order to continue to grow, we need more great people who want to join us in doing cool, industry-changing, brain-stimulating work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Partnerships team at 84.51 is responsible for driving growth by identifying, executing, and managing strategic alliances in collaboration with business leaders and cross-functional teams throughout Kroger. We are seeking a senior associate to play a critical role in supporting the identification, execution, and integration of new opportunities that are strategically aligned with our business.  The ideal candidate will possess leadership experiences driving strategic business initiatives and working with external partners, an ability to work well cross-functionally and the desire to roll-up their sleeves and execute plans that move opportunities from strategy to execution.

The Partnerships team works with all of 84.51°’s Business Units and levels of the organization to evaluate, develop and secure strategic opportunities. These opportunities include potential acquisitions, strategic alliances and well as business evaluations and reviews.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with assigned business leader(s) to help shape 84.51°’s growth strategies and determine the potential role of partner(s) to meet strategic objectives
  • Source potential partners through broad landscaping and partner cultivation
  • Liaison with business partners in financial modeling exercises to support each business case, establishing revenue targets for new business opportunities and securing resources for opportunities as needed
  • Liaison with legal and compliance teams to understand requirements for new initiatives
  • Lead all phases of partner development, including project management, diligence efforts, drafting and reviewing agreements and working with business owners to establish appropriate integration and governance plans
  • Stay current on industry trends through research, affiliation with professional organizations, and attending conferences and seminars as needed

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced environment that is a little unorthodox at times and will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of experience with 3+ years in corporate development and strategy, corporate innovation, Mergers and Acquisitions, or management consulting
  • Core understanding of end-to-end partnership constructs, including assembling layered partnerships to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Strong ability to manage self, prioritize work, drive for results and excel in a fast-paced and fluid environment
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and achieve goals through others
  • Excellent project management skills, including work prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and manage a network of key internal and external relationships
  • Experience identifying, evaluating, and analyzing new strategic business opportunities
  • Proven analytical and numerical aptitude; proficient in analyzing data for decision making
  • Proven Track Record in successfully originating, negotiating and closing strategic investments and/or acquisitions that delivered strategic and financial impact
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to story-tell based-upon complex issues and detailed analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to drive for resolution and results in complex situations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

ABOUT 84.51°:

At 84.51°, people are the key to everything. We are dedicated to always doing what’s right and never compromising on our values. That’s why we have created a culture where every opinion is respected, and contrary thinking is encouraged. Making life more rewarding for our community and our associates is an essential part of the process. Our team is known for their enthusiasm, camaraderie and sense of fun. We work hard and we play just as hard. That’s why we engage in a range of official and unofficial activities to get together, serve the community, and have fun. We continually seek people who make us better. In order to continue to grow, we need more great people who want to join us in doing cool, industry-changing, brain-stimulating work. 

 

 

 

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