Post Holdings Associate Brand Manager in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

POSITION SUMMARY :

The Associate Brand Manager, Food Service is responsible for providing marketing leadership across the egg portfolio as assigned. The position is also responsible for working with cross-functional areas to maximize product portfolio, sales volume and margins.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Drive business results

  • Actively manage performance of and develop a vision and strategic plan for products within assigned portfolio

  • Convert strategy into action and deliver objectives: growth, volume, margin, market share

  • Manage product portfolio activities, including reformulations, graphic updates, packaging changes, etc.

  • Maintain product information, including photos, features and benefits, product specifications, etc.

  • Fully understand and utilize financial metrics in making decisions

Deliver results through working with people

  • Convince, inspire, motivate and encourage others to move toward significant vision or goal

  • Collaborate with sales force, sufficiently gain their trust and commitment

  • Identify lead and participate in cross functional teams to efficiently and effectively deliver results

Ensure market driven direction

  • Demonstrate passion for creating value for the customer

  • Use solid market data in decision making

  • Possess data to prove product value proposition is superior to competitor

Guide product fit, function and market position

  • Obtain sufficient technical knowledge to act as liaison between company and customer

  • Communicate knowledgeably with internal R&D, QA, and Operations team about product needs

  • Articulate how products fit within the portfolio, the overall company and the market

Manage multiple priorities

  • Manage time and work flow to meet business objectives

  • Utilize principles of project management

EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience

  • 2-3 years marketing/business experience.

  • High initiative, strong communication and relationship building skills and overall understanding of industry segments are a must

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Dynamic professional with the ability to collaborate effectively across the organization.

  • Ability to contribute to the fast paced environment and bring focus to priorities of the division.

  • Ability to lead cross functional teams by setting objectives, expectations and accountability.

  • Able to determine product positioning; skilled in strategic thinking.

  • Demonstrated successful commercial launch of a product line with sustained market growth.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks in a demanding environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • Working knowledge of SAP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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