Assistant General Manager in Edina MN

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SunOpta
Title: 
Assistant General Manager
Date: 
01/30/2020
Job ID: 
190000BQ
Location: 
Edina MN
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Prod./Plant Management, VP/General Manager
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Description

Summary:

The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for defining the platforms go-to-market strategy, driving consumer and customer based innovation and delivering the platforms financial objectives  top and bottom line " Lead marketing and insights teams to drive sustainable top-line growth " Responsible for leading the execution of business and customer initiatives through partnership with Sales, R&D, Finance, Operations, and other cross-functional partners

Essential Duties and Responsibilities\:

  • Define the platforms go-to-market strategy and align senior leadership to the vision and objectives
  • Lead the strategic planning process and support the annual operating plan development
  • Develop category and customer segmentation
  • Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Deliver platform revenue and gross margin targets, including gap solving when necessary
  • Leading financial analysis to communicate business drivers and inform decision making
  • Understand consumer and customer trends across retail and food service; emphasis on organic/natural space
  • Develop the strategy for retail and food service channels to maximize revenue and gross margins
  • Develop consumer and category insights leading to innovation, product renovation and category management
  • Lead the development of control brand strategy to drive distribution through key channels
  • Anticipate future business needs and gain alignment with senior leadership and cross-functional partners
  • Responsible for go-to-market execution; partnering with Customer Marketing, R&D, Finance, Sales, Operations and other cross-functional teams to deliver internal and external expectations
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates our products in the market
  • Plan new product launches and manage the cross-functional implementation
  • Responsible for effectively forecasting and working with demand and supply planning through the S&OP process
  • Prioritize product/customer requirements with Sales, R&D and Operations
  • Analyze potential partner relationships for the product
  • Coach and develop team and cross-functional partners to retain and develop talent

Supervisory Responsibilities\:

Marketing Manager

Sr. Project Commercialization Manager

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10- 15 years of Marketing and Product Management combined experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment and for a major CPG food company

  • Strong Financial Acumen with a proven track record of delivering revenue and profit growth

  • Knowledge and experience in organic and natural foods, a plus
  • Strong project management skills
  • Solid understanding of Food and Manufacturing
  • Experienced with pulling data and reports from financial and sales reporting systems and creating analyses
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and analytical skills
  • Strong initiative and a strong desire to achieve results
  • Consumer-centric thinker  superior understanding of Sales and Consumer Insights
  • Strong Leadership Potential  critical that the candidate can assume additional responsibilities in the future which may include assignment scope expansion and promotion within the organization
  • Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving Considers various points of data and points of view collected from others and considers both short and long-term impact of actions
  • Understanding of the role Private Brands plays with customers and consumers
  • Management Skills  demonstrable experience rallying a team behind initiatives and ensuring that all details are diligently managed from ideation to commercialization
  • Adaptability & Flexibility  Can change plans in the moment and make tactical adjustments appropriately
  • Strong sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Remains calm and confident even in stressful situations
  • Up to 25% travel required

Education:

Bachelor&##39;s degree in Marketing or Business; MBA or Masters Degree preferred

Experience:

  • Fifteen plus years of Product Management and Marketing Management experience, preferably for a major CPG food company within the US selling to the leading food retailers and food service customers
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience within the marketing field in the consumer packaged goods and/or a related industry (grocery, foodservice, food/ingredients manufacturing, food/ingredients distribution)

Travel Requirements:

25% plus travel required

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Approximately 90%%0A of work is performed in an office environment and 10% outside of office in a manufacturing setting.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

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