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Marketing Manager in Loves Park, IL at thfoods

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Job Description


Position Summary-    The Marketing Manager is responsible for implementation of the marketing objectives outlined by corporate goals.  Responsible for the general management of both assigned TH Foods brands and the market development of assigned channels. This includes research, product development, market testing, promotional programs (traditional and social media), advertising, sales analysis, packaging development, forecasting, and ultimately, the P&L responsibilities for brands and channels.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


  • Develop marketing plan for sales execution in existing and new channels
  • Forecast and manage marketing funds within approved budget
  • Work closely with the sales team to develop the following:
    • Sales goals and target customers
    • Effective trade promotions that maximize sales
    • Club team sales and profits including the development of a new item channel strategy and pipeline.
    • New channel development including new items, promotional and advertising plans
    • Communication strategy to sales - Provide communication to field sales regarding pricing changes, promotional programs and changes, etc. Additionally, marketing data as needed should be sent to the field, and existing pieces updated as needed.
  • Perform monthly syndicated data analysis, summarizing top line trends and recommend appropriate trade strategy and to help identify opportunities to profitably grow the business
  • Assist in the identification and development of new products and channels for growth
  • Perform administrative functions for new channel development                           
  • Work with Cross Functional Teams to identify consumer trends and match with channel opportunities
  • Team Leader for various key strategic initiatives.
  • Manage all aspects relating to assigned product segments. Analyze in-market performance, manage profitability & volume contribution, and make business recommendations in support of volume & financial objectives.
  • Manage projects to deliver desired results on time and on budget.
  • Provide input to marketing and operating planning process in accordance with company objectives.
  • Recommend & manage appropriate market research studies to gain consumer insights.
  • Determine priority and extent of advertising and promotional programs for each product and assist in the development and implementation of such programs.
  • Executes the annual business plan by integrating the efforts of all essential functions across the Company.
  • Maximizes profitability of assigned products by monitoring volume, margins and spending, reporting on progress against planned margin and volume, and making adjustments to the plan as necessary to maximize results.
  • Utilizes all available analytical tools to measure spending effectiveness and gather key learning for continuous improvement.
  • Planning and creative execution of packaging, advertising, consumer promotions, etc. including the supervision of activities of external agencies.
  • Responsible for ongoing strategy, trade forecasting, coordinating consumer promotions and insights research.
  • Supervise package development and monitor inventories
  • Write and update annual marketing plans, and communicate this information to field sales.
  • Develop sales and expense forecasts by brand.
  • Participate in the necessary trade shows and travel as needed.
  • Responsible for promoting food safety and employee safety throughout the organization.


Job Requirements

Required Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field: MBA strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years Consumer Packaged Goods sales & marketing experience


Supervisory Responsibilities

While this position has no direct supervisory responsibility, it is a key leadership role on the Marketing team and plays a critical role in the success of the Marketing and Innovation team success by working closely with sales, R&D, purchasing, accounting and production.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Demonstrated project management & leadership skills
  • Ability to translate consumer insights into effective programs
  • Demonstrated business acumen leading to progressively more responsibility and a track record of success
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Superior analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Positive “can do” attitude a must
  • Team player
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Capable of prioritizing workload to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Strong, general reasoning and analytical skills
  • Ability to function in a highly paced environment
  • Ability to work on deadlines to meet goals and adapt to schedule changes
  • High level of personal, work and professional ethnics
  • Should be able to work independently or in a team environment with creativity and a passion for food



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment

Works individually and must be a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.  Good business judgment and flexibility will be required to keep up with constantly changing needs of consumers and customers (both internal and external).  This requires some travel (15-20%).  Will need excellent administrative and communicative skills to keep projects on track at the office or when traveling.  This position requires occasional weekend work and regular workdays in excess of eight hours per day.  Occasional lifting, bending, and carrying will be required due to shows and sample transport.