Director, Business Strategy - Behr Paint Company in Santa Ana, CA at Masco

Date Posted: 12/27/2019

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Job Description

The Company

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS), with 2018 sales revenue of over $8.5 Billion, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and building product markets. Masco is also a leading provider of a variety of building products and services.  Our home products include faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware.  We have market leading brands in architectural coatings (Behr®, KILZ®, Marquee®),  home hardware and other specialty products (Arrow®, Hot Springs Spas®, Brainerd®, Liberty Hardware®), decorative lighting (Kichler®), plumbing (Delta®, Hansgrohe®, Axor®, Brizo®, Bristan®, BrassCraft®, Cobra®) and bathing (Aqua Glass®, American Shower & Bath®, Hueppe(®).

As a business unit of Masco Corporation, Behr Paint Company (BPC) is one of America’s leading manufacturers of premium architectural coatings including primers, one-coat paints, spray paints and rust-preventive coatings.  BPC manufactures industry leading architectural coating brands and products such as Behr Premium Plus® and Marquee® paint lines, KILZ® brand primers, KILZ® Casual ColorsTM one-coat paints and KILZ® PRO-X TM.

Position Summary                           

The Director of Business Strategy will develop overall strategic insights, recommendations, and execution of strategies across the Behr Paint Company.


  • Drive significant strategy development and operational improvement efforts across BPC and MSS. Sample projects may include optimization of existing categories, evaluation of adjacency opportunities, and full potential assessments for channels and business lines.
  • Develop strategies and frameworks to support BPC business efforts, in part through partnership with various teams across and channel partners (e.g., The Home Depot).
  • Conduct and/or lead data, financial and operational analyses (e.g., Financial modeling, market research, competitor research).
  • Partner with Customer Insights organization and Competitive Intelligence organization to frame research needed for strategic analyses as well as how to leverage existing analyses for maximum impact.
  • Develop compelling presentations and storytelling to present insights and strategies
  • Present and defend analyses to senior management.
  • Assist the SVP, Strategy & Insights in projects across Behr, KILZ, etc. as needed.

Position / Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will need to have the following:


•Bachelor’s degree required; MBA with relevant emphasis strongly preferred. 

Work Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have four to six years of experience working within a strategic consulting firm with demonstrated history of strong performance and promotions. 
  • Hardware/ home improvement industry experience a plus.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Structured and logical thinking: the ability to dissect a problem into an organized approach and quickly form a hypothesis against which to run test analyses. 
  • Analytical rigor: the ability to run highly complicated quantitative and financial analysis in a defect-free manner and to interpret the results and business implications. Comfort with regression analysis and machine learning is highly relevant.
  • Team leadership: Highly developed relationship-building skills to foster effective working relations across the Pro Sales Channel, IT, Sales Operations, Finance, Marketing, and other cross-functional peer relationships across BEHR Paint Company.  Proven ability to identify talent, recruit, grow and manage a team of data and analytics professionals.
  • Creative thinking: a combination of out of the box thinking and the ability to question status quo and generally accepted beliefs. Then the ability to apply a strong hypothesis driven approach to validate and/or disprove the thinking using data.
  • Powerful communication: the ability to communicate insights persuasively, both verbally and on paper through the written words and clear graphics (e.g., charts, tables).
  • Emotional intelligence: The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills and a high level of emotional intelligence to interact with BPC team members at all levels.
  • Considerable knowledge of data and analytics principles, frameworks, and methodologies across a broad range of structured and unstructured data types.
  • Considerable financial and operational modeling capabilities, including regression, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Deep knowledge of analytics tools and relevant programming languages.
  • Ability to lead teams of data and analytics professionals and ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suites and/or software applications related to function (particularly MS PPT, MS Excel, MS Word).
  • Ability to independently scope work using a hypothesis driven approach and validate with leadership.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize and complete projects as assigned.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and check work in progress and upon completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of environments.
  • Ability to inspect products and work results for adherence to quality standards.
  • Occasional travel out of state to attend internal or customer meetings, functions, seminars, etc.

Behr Paint Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion                                                              


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Masco Corporation (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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