Partner Program Associate Manager
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. - Waterbury, VT

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Associate Marketing Manager - Partner Program Associate Manager

SUMMARY: The Partner Program Associate Manager is responsible to execute the overall vision and strategy for the category using a cross-partner, cross-channel approach. He/she will support the management of an integrated partner portfolio offering for the category – that optimizes value and profitability for the overall system.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES : The Partner Program Associate Manager interfaces closely with Partner Program Manager, Operations Project Managers, Purchasing Managers, Creative Services, Legal, Finance & Accounting Manager, HR Director, Product Supply Director, Category Program Manager, Demand Planning Manager, and Category Systems Architect.

  • Manage new partner product introductions, including coordination and management of artwork, packaging and communication plan.
  • Support the management of an integrated partner portfolio offering for the category – that optimizes value and profitability for the overall system.
  • Support the management of contract manufacturing relationships; including contractual governance and compliance, internal and external communication, contract partner satisfaction, and key delivery and profitability metrics (# of items, volume, revenue, margin, delivery and fulfillment rates, etc.).
  • Support sales channel integration (as appropriate) including development of implementation plan, promotional plan, collateral, trainings and corporate communications.
  • Support the P&L / budget planning process and the execution of all targets, including input to investment allocations.
  • Track projects against set objectives, analyze and evaluate success of the projects, and pursue path to optimization – without significant guidance or supervision.
  • Serve as supporting category liaison among Specialty Coffee Business departments and across Business Units (Keurig and Canada).
  • Elevate partner alignment decisions and issues, as appropriate.
  • Ensure functional execution of all targets and plans related to the category.
  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by GMCR and the department.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.
  • Meets responsibilities at the Middle Manager level as defined under GMCR Leadership Blueprint in the following areas:
  • Sets shared vision and direction
  • Develops and engages the workforce
  • Drives for results
  • Drives improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrates agility
  • Bachelor’s degree experience required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant CPG experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Solid understanding of marketing strategy and tactics.
  • Outstanding organizational skills to ensure tight deadlines are met both internally and externally.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and presentation skills.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Highly developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong research, negotiating, interpersonal, and communication skills.
An offer of employment for this position will be contingent upon the individual successfully completing a pre-employment physical, as provided by a GMCR selected physician. The examination must be completed prior to the first day of employment. GMCR reserves the right to determine the suitability of an applicant for a position based on an evaluation of all available information, including but not limited to past work performance, applications, resumes, references and background checks. GMCR is an E-Verify employer.

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