Principal – EY-Parthenon Global Consumer and Retail Practice Leader
Jim Doucette is a Principal in EY-Parthenon and is the Global Leader of the Consumer and Retail industry practice. Jim has held a variety of leadership positions in the management consulting and consumer products industries in a career spanning 30+ years, with a particular focus on growth strategies and enterprise transformations.
Prior to EY, Jim was a Partner in McKinsey’s Consumer practice, co-leading the Marketing Strategy service line. Jim has earlier consulting leadership positions at Henry Rak Consulting Partners (acquired by McKinsey), CSC Consulting and Peppers and Rogers Group. Jim began his career at The Procter and Gamble Company in Brand Management and Finance Management positions on the Tide, NyQuil and Sunny Delight businesses.
Representative Sustainability Client Experience
Led sustainable packaging strategy engagement for Fortune 50 food/beverage manufacturer. Analyzed the biodegradable resin industry landscape to assess the viability of five different bio-based film technologies and the companies that are likely to create differentiated products/solutions. Identified and sized the current and potential future use cases of key bio-polymer technologies across industries and the supply and demand drivers. Determined the key decision points that will drive greater investment and broader adoption of the technology, culminating in a dynamic scenario modeling tool used to forecast future cost, capital investment, and demand. Client‘s CEO approved the recommendations and implementation is in-progress.
For Fortune 150 food manufacturer, co-led sustainable packaging strategy engagement focused on the viability of chemical recycling. Assessed four advanced recycling technologies to determine maturity level, technological readiness, key players, inputs, outputs, etc. and recommend a go-forward investment plan. Client‘s CEO approved the recommendations and implementation is in-progress.
Worked with c-suite executives of $12B industrial products company (part of Fortune 50 holding company) to develop a sustainability vision and distill the current state into a clear, concise story. Developed baseline carbon footprint data, assessed the sustainability vision and initiatives for key competitors and benchmarked them to set our client’s vision and goals. Goals were accepted by the holding company’s sustainability leadership council.
Jim has an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BS in Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He lives in Old Greenwich, CT.