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Associate Marketing Manager - Red Baron

Bloomington, Minnesota

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Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

We are searching for an Associate Marketing Manager to work within our Consumer Brands business unit.  In this role, you will be responsible for driving profitable, sustainable topline growth for our iconic brand, Red Baron pizza!  You’ll receive an opportunity to hone your skills in brand building, innovation and renovation, with a heavy focus on product development, project management and customer development.  You will also work with a cross-functional team to develop brand new food items – from ideation to execution -  and have input into a multiyear planning process.  You will also get experience with integrated marketing communications. 

In joining Schwan’s as an Associate Marketing Manager, you are joining a marketing team that invests in your development and supports development moves within and across the function.  You will have opportunity to build both marketing competencies and leadership skills to accelerate your career. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Lead cross-functional teams in execution of business plans, including commercialization of new products, product renovations, and/or marketing communication elements
  • Lead stage gate process, including new project kick off, action planning, holding team accountable for deliverables and presenting to senior leadership at gate meetings
  • Participate in creating annual business plans and three year strategic growth plans, including sales and profit forecasts, P&L management, as well as product, promotion, pricing, distribution strategies and tactics.
  • Supports development of integrated marketing plans, partnering with brand teams, internal and external agencies
  • Monitor trends, competitive activity, and use available data sources (qualitative and quantitative) to identify and recommend business growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to evaluate and increase the effectiveness of current in-market marketing programs
  • Analyze and investigate variances between actual and projected revenue and profit
  • Manage marketing budget
  • Analyze multiple categories to understand consumer jobs to be done, underlying performance drivers, identify whitespace and define topline growth opportunities
  • Creatively assess category opportunities and define Schwan’s brand’s sustainable competitive advantage and differentiation in that space
  • Develop holistic business cases to justify time, dollars and resource investment


Education: MBA completed or in last semester of study and able to work full time while finishing MBA program.

Years of Related Experience: Typically has a minimum 4 years related experience, prior to MBA.

  • Intellectually curious, analytically minded and passionate “self-starter”
  • Consumer first mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Thorough understanding of general business principles, including effective analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills including detail orientation
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams to deliver results
  • Passion and accountability to drive growth

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc. Req #: 20000373

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