Brand Manager -- Foodservice

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POSITION FUNCTION & SCOPE: Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, the Brand Manager leads a wide variety of projects in support of the overall Foodservice and FIG business as needed. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: * Primary Marketing support for the stage gate process as Brand Manager for development of new, custom and/or private label products as well as packaging changes and product improvements * Create and present PIR's (Project Initiation Requests) * Form and lead cross-functional teams including R&D, Operations, Packaging, Material Master Data Governance, Regulatory, Sales, and Marketing associates * Establish productive relationships with key business stakeholders * Ensure correct item setups * Report out on progress and drive resolution to issues as they arise * Lead tactical execution of marketing strategies for Foodservice Channels * Manage marketing budget to drive Category Strategy & Plan * Plan for and support industry events and tradeshows * Manage trade show and point of sale materials * Participate in various corporate initiatives and project teams as needed * Complete ownership of all Foodservice categories including but not exclusive to: * Establishing target margins * Supply Chain / PPIC / Packaging / Forecasting * Innovation / line extensions * Marketing * Sales support QUALIFICATIONS: * Understanding of Foodservice * Cross-functional team leadership * Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint * Project management skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask against several complex projects at a time * Demonstrates financial acumen (P&L, ROI) and analytical abilities * Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to drive collaboration across functions * Able to deal with ambiguity and drive toward action * Must be trained in Brand Management * College degree required * MBA preferred * 5+ or more years of relevant experience in Foodservice or consumer packaged goods Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest and most well-known producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food products for the U.S. retail market, generating approximately $1.7 billion in net sales in fiscal 2017. With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in six out of ten U.S. households. Brands include Del Monte?, Contadina?, S&W?, College Inn? and other brand names. For more information on Del Monte Foods, visit the Company's website at . WE OFFER: * Competitive salary * Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k) Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH TO BE CONSIDERED. ( Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position. No sponsorship is available for this position. No agencies or 3rd party vendors. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled