Associate Brand Manager/Brand Manager- Foodservice Deli Solutions

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Associate Brand Manager/Brand Manager-Foodservice Deli Solutions

Hormel Foods Corporation

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and ht

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Business planning, P&L management, business initiative execution: Assists in the development and execution of annual operating plan (AOP) financial targets. Helps to establish business objectives, strategies, and tactics to attain AOP. Achieves volume, net revenue, segment profit margin, and marketing mix targets.
  • Brand Equity Management: Assists the brand team in the management of brand equity development and consumer engagement strategies and tactics to achieve consumer and business objectives. Works with agency partners to create annual consumer media, promotion and public relations plans.
  • Innovation: Leads future growth by identifying new product and line extension opportunities by analyzing consumer trends, determining specific market needs and potential, and building a business case.
  • Cost and Margin Leadership: Supports operations, logistics, forecasting, and purchasing departments to management of finished goods and supply inventories. Leads and manages indirect cross-functional team members to accomplish projects that support brand initiatives and business needs.
  • Channel Development: Supports customer engagement by participating in customer sales calls to accomplish sales initiatives, developing sales presentations or content, assist addressing customer category/brand opportunities and challenges. Develops trade strategy and HFIC Trade Budgets with sales counterpart. Monitors marketplace dynamics and implements corrective action when and where necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required (Associate Brand Manager)

  • A Bachelor's degree.
  • 1+ years of marketing, marketing related experience.
  • A pattern of initiative.
  • Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.
  • Strong analytical and time management skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and effectiveness in budget and financial management.
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Required (Brand manager):

  • A Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of marketing related experience OR MBA and 3+ years of marketing related experience.
  • A pattern of initiative.
  • Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.
  • Strong analytical and time management skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and effectiveness in budget and financial management.
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Preferred:

  • Training or merchandising experience
  • Commodity experience
  • MBA
  • Foodservice or Culinary experience
  • P&L management experience
  • The level of position awarded (Associate Brand Manager/Brand Manager) will be determined based on the candidate's experience & qualifications.

LOCATION:

Austin, MN (Hormel Foods Corporate Office) or Wilmar, MN (Jennie-o Turkey Store Corporate Office). Relocation assistance provided if applicable.

BENEFITS: Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel may be necessary 20% of the time.

For immediate consideration, send apply online at: www.hormelfoods.com/careers

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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