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Associate Marketing Manager

Bloomington, Minnesota

Description
Schwan’s Food Service is a leader in the foodservice industry, supplying high-quality products to K-12 schools, chain restaurants, colleges & universities, health care facilities, convenience stores, and more.  We provide customer solutions, and have dedicated product and channel sales and marketing teams.
We are looking for a dynamic Associate Marketing Manager to join our team in Bloomington, MN.  This position will focus on our convenience store and chain restaurant channels and work cross-functionally to support the strategy for profitable growth of existing and emerging product categories, the annual planning process, and channel-specific innovation development.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in creating business plans and setting marketing strategy for the channel, including sales, profit, and budget forecasts, as well as product, promotion, pricing, distribution, and market development strategies and tactics.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in development of channel or customer specific new products
  • Monitor trends and use available market research to determine new product and service needs, to create consultative selling solutions, and to recommend marketing communication campaigns. 
  • Gather information on competitors’ pricing, products and methods of marketing and distribution.
  • Collaborate with sales team and customers to evaluate and increase the effectiveness of current business, new products, and promotional efforts.
  • Analyze and investigate variances between actual and projected revenue and EBIT.  
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of training for internal stakeholders.

Qualifications
Education:  MBA preferred.
Years of Related Experience:  Typically has a minimum 4 years related experience.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Thorough understanding of general business principles, including effective analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams to deliver results
  • Personal initiative and willingness to deal with ambiguity

Job Type: Product Strategy
Business Unit: Schwan's Food Service, Inc.
Req #: 16005396

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