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Category Manager - 3208

Location : Greeley, CO
Job Type : Permanent Placement
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5
Required Education : BA
Travel : Yes
Relocation : Yes
Job Industry : Food
Job Category : Marketing

Job Description :

Purpose and Scope/General Summary: We are looking for a Junior/Assistant Marketing Manager to join our Prepared foods marketing team! The ideal candidate will have a passion for data analytics and a desire to make a positive impact on the organization from within the marketing function.


Responsibilities:



  • P&L ownership for the assigned Brands/Categories sold in Foodservice and Retail Deli Channels

  • Assist with the Strategic Planning process and the development/execution of Growth Strategies and the Annual Marketing Plan for the assigned Brands/Categories

  • Lead Quantitative and Qualitative Brand / Category performance analysis in support of the weekly and monthly Business Review for the assigned Categories; provide detailed analyses using business intelligence resources to provide insight into category performance; work with the Sales team and Finance to provide commentary on key drivers of performance

  • Build and execute pricing strategy for assigned Brands/Categories

  • Support the development and execution of the Innovation Strategy for the assigned Categories

  • Collaborate with and leverage the Market Intel team

  • Lead Cross Functional Team projects (Insights, Finance, Operations, Demand Planning, Sales, and Consumer Marketing) in support of Category objectives; lead cross functional team projects (as assigned)

  • Provide inputs to S&OP relative to product and category trends – non-customer specific

  • Support the development of Marketing Tactics to support the Brand Strategy

  • Develop and maintain Competitive Intelligence documents

  • Manage the process of identifying industry trends; serve as the Category liaison with corporate Consumer Insights; manage proprietary research projects; mine and analyze secondary data to spot trends and insights in support of defined strategies and to uncover new opportunities

  • Work closely with quality complaint team to understand drivers behind customer complaint trends and operational issues.

  • Seek opportunities for personal development and proactively identify ways to add value to Business Unit teams

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:



  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or similar field preferred.

  • 4-7 years of experience in business management, marketing, supply chain, or analysis.

  • 3-5 years of experience in the food/beverage industry specifically in protein preferred, foodservice or deli experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of interdepartmental functions and experience in interacting closely with the sales team as well as other teams cross functionally.

  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.

  • Strong financial and quantitative analytical skills.

  • Strong PC capabilities with emphasis on Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word software required.

  • Excellent project management skills, ability to work cross-functionally across departments.

  • Ability to participate in strategic and annual planning.

  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal presentation.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.


The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:



  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

  • 401(k): eligible after 90 days of employment including company match which begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • Base salary range of $100,000 - $120,000 annually; and

  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program



This role is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.




 A diverse workforce is a strong workforce To deliver growth at BLEND360 and for our clients, we believe as a Talent Solutions Company, we have a responsibility and unique opportunity to positively impact the workforce. Diversity has played a critical role in our history, and our growth, and continues to have a profound impact on our success. We are determined to have equality in the workplace, within our team, and as an extension of our client's team.




 This is not the work of the moment, and this requires continued learning and purposeful actions. We are investing resources to understand and improve the sourcing, selection, and retention of the talent we hire, and ultimately the workforce we provide our clients. We will communicate our journey in the spirit of transparency and shared learning.




 We know that the Confidence Gap and Imposter Syndrome are real – we encourage you to apply so we can get to know you. Connect with us and we will work together to find your next great opportunity.




 


BLEND360 is an equal opportunity employer



Required Qualifications :

Qualifications:



  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or similar field preferred.

  • 4-7 years of experience in business management, marketing, supply chain, or analysis.

  • 3-5 years of experience in the food/beverage industry specifically in protein preferred, foodservice or deli experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of interdepartmental functions and experience in interacting closely with the sales team as well as other teams cross functionally.

  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.

  • Strong financial and quantitative analytical skills.

  • Strong PC capabilities with emphasis on Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word software required.

  • Excellent project management skills, ability to work cross-functionally across departments.

  • Ability to participate in strategic and annual planning.

  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal presentation.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.


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