Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.
We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
A natural foods pioneer, Pacific Foods has been dedicated to making nourishing foods from simple, organic ingredients for over three decades. With our focus on time-honored recipes, careful sourcing of high-quality ingredients as local as possible, sustainable practices to ensure kinder treatment to animals and planet, and a dedication to supporting the local community and schools, Pacific Foods has remained true to its mission to Nourish Every Body®. The current product portfolio consists of Soups, Broths, and Plant Based Beverages.
The Associate Brand Manager is responsible for providing support to the Pacific Foods Brand Marketing team to grow the Soup/Broth portfolio through data reporting & analysis, pricing analysis, brand project management, packaging development, new product development and commercialization, sales collateral development and budget management.
Independently track and analyze business performance, trends, competitive activities and report out monthly to leadership and broader team.
Support the planning and execution of marketing activities including consumer advertising, sampling, packaging, consumer promotions, new product launches, and collateral development.
Identify and evaluate new business opportunities through consumer insights and marketplace analytics.
Manage marketing budget tracker, and related processes i.e. POs, new vendor requisitions, etc. Work with cross-functional team to coordinate innovation and renovation .
Lead the commercialization process with direction from the Brand Manager and support stage gate process including innovation strategy, new item forecasts and stage gate inputs.
Contribute to monthly consumption forecasting and Integrated Business Planning working sessions.
Perform promotion and pricing analyses and make recommendations to the Brand Manager.
Assist team on qualitative and quantitative research projects.
Represent key customer needs and expectations.
As an employee of a food manufacturing facility you are responsible for ensuring food safety and quality by reporting any concerns to the quality assurance department.
This position is not supervisory in nature.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Frequent use of independent judgment skills, analytical/problem solving, teamwork, creativity, and negotiation skills.
Strong attention to details and the ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks/projects.
Intermediate computer skills using Microsoft Office products.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
Ability to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and change directions quickly.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing (or related field) or equivalent experience required – MBA preferred; 3-5 years consumer marketing experience also required, preferably in the food industry. Candidates with less experience may be considered.
Passion for natural foods, familiarity with POS databases i.e. IRI, Nielsen, SPINS
Work is performed during the day in an office environment and involves the extensive use of the telephone, computer and other office equipment. Up to 10% overnight travel may be required on an annual basis.