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Associate Marketing Manager - Foodservice

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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At Schwan’s Company, the opportunities are real, and the sky is the limit; this isn’t just a job, it’s a seat at the table.  Around here, every job matters, every voice counts, and every person contributes in a big way.  As part of our front lines, we look to you to execute business, build relationships, and take pride in your work because at Schwan’s, you lead the way and we value what you bring. Our passion is our food. Our secret is our people.  

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. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more.  To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit


We are searching for an Associate Marketing Manager to join the Foodservice marketing team who has a passion for building brands & winning with consumers and customers. In this role, you will lead development of annual product or channel plans and day-to-day execution to drive profitable growth.

You will collaborate with cross-functional teams including Sales, Operations, Finance and R&D to develop new product innovation, lead channel and segment customer targeting strategies, and work with creative teams to develop campaigns or selling assets in support of our goals. An ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills as well as a curiosity to understand our marketplace dynamics and our operators’ needs. 

Beyond this role there are opportunities to continue to grow your career in Marketing with Schwan’s with expanded responsibility in Food Service or in positions on our Consumer Brands or Corporate Marketing teams!


Strategic Brand or Channel Management:

  • Responsible for the development of a channel or brand’s annual operating plan including product innovation, renovation, go-to-market plans, marketing support, and sales tool development
  • Monitor performance against our goals (Sales, Profitability, Penetration) as well as overall business health
  • Lead roll-out of annual plans to the field sales team
  • Support the team-sell approach for strategic customers, including presenting trend and product information to customers
  • Contribute to development of market research projects
  • Assist in volume forecasting and planning

Communications Planning:

  • Lead development of creative assets from agency brief development to final production
  • Partner with in-house graphic design, social media, and digital marketing experts
  • Maximize effectiveness of marketing plans through deep understanding of positioning, target operators and ongoing performance measurement
  • Effectively manage budget for assigned responsibility

Innovation / Renovation & Cross Functional Project Leadership:

  • Coordinate & lead cross-functional teams in development and execution of product and packaging innovation plans
  • Proactively work with sales, trade, and demand planning partners to develop support plans and ensure forecast accuracy to deliver against annual objectives

Education & Experience Required:

  • MBA required
  • Experience performing business analysis and synthesizing multiple sources of data into actionable insights and strategic implications
  • Understanding of marketing strategic frameworks
  • Strong project management skills including detail orientation
  • Intellectually curious, analytically minded, passionate, self-starter and operator-first mind-set
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams to deliver results
  • Excellent communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Thorough understanding of general business principles, including effective analytical skills

Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Familiarity and experience in the foodservice industry (marketing, sales, finance etc.)
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams through complex projects

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: Req #: 22003431

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