Marketing Manager - Food Service
Continental Mills - Seattle, WA

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JOB TITLE: Foodservice Marketing Manager

REPORTS TO: Vice President Foodservice

STATUS: Exempt

JOB PURPOSE : This position is responsible for marketing management of all products within the Foodservice Division. Responsibilities include: strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, P&L responsibilities, market data analysis, new product development, project management, operator promotions, advertising, agency management, pricing, brand positioning, CRM, market research, new concept development, and trade spending management. The successful execution of these responsibilities will result in long-term sales growth and profitability within the Foodservice Division.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND INFLUENCE :
Develops, plans and implements annual strategic marketing plan. Interprets and analyzes market data to develop and implement short and long-term strategies.

Partners on the development of the FS Division’s annual strategic plans

Develops and manages the FS marketing budget.

Monitors and influences FS division forecast.

Leads project teams and works closely with other departments such as Research & Development, Operations, Finance, Sales, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

Supervises members of the Food Service team

Leads the new product development cross-functional team

Manages new product evaluation model, new product testing programs, and new product launch activities

Manages all operator based market research activities and develops annual research plans and budgets.

Manages promotional opportunities including planning, development and management of FS promotions and agencies.

Utilizes and creates internal analytical models/tools that will assist marketing and sales divisions in the management of FS business:

Trade promotional spending analysis

Competitive SWOT analysis

Uncovering business opportunities

Underdeveloped categories

New item opportunities

Leads the development of FS point of sale materials and web-site

Reviews/develops effective broker training programs and on-going support

Performs other duties as assigned.

Works with culinary and sales team to develop customer presentations

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES :
Leadership & Management

Strong project management, organizational, communication, interpersonal skills – influencing, resolving conflict, and creative problem solving skills.

Leadership and supervisory experience of exempt and non-exempt personnel

Ability to develop working relationships with CM internal employees and external vendors including outside sales force, food broker network, foodservice operators, marketing/advertising agencies, packaging designers, research vendors, etc.

Flexible, with the ability to handle changing environment and priorities. Proven leadership, communication, analytical and management skills.

Creates a vision for the future and leads planning and implementation to get there.

Creates an environment that encourages and rewards team work and collaboration, both internally and externally.

Systematic problem solver, implementing solution to solve root cause problems.

Experience managing and developing others, position may have direct reports.

Technical Capabilities and Communication Skills

Strong analytical skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint (MS access a plus).

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to lead a cross-functional team

Project management experience necessary

Creative, out-of-the box thinker

Ability to effectively deliver business presentations to varied audiences

Financial acumen

Personal & Social Competence

Ability to work individually and in a team environment.

Ability to travel 10% of the time.

High level of energy.

Ability to work independently

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :
5 years of Foodservice marketing

MBA preferred

Food Experience preferred
The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, Vietnam veteran, or national origin.

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