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JBS USA ASSOCIATE CATEGORY MARKETING MANAGER in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Associate Category Marketing Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Values:

Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Sincerity, Discipline, Ownership

Scope of Position:

The Associate Category Marketing Manager will support defining existing business portfolio and key customer plans. Will help cross-functional business teams in the planning, execution and analysis of various business initiatives related to products, pricing, promotion, and packaging across multiple categories and key specific customers. Will help build plans to deliver on annual and longer-term financial goals and collaborate with our retailer partners to drive category growth. You will gain exposure to all functional activities on the business including New Products, Sales, Operations, and Finance, which results in a holistic approach to driving business growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the P&L and understand the key levers to increase profit

  • Analyze and recommend price across items and private label bids

  • Work with Sales and Supply team to recommend the sales forecast and SKU allocation to drive strategic business growth

  • Support annual marketing plans that meet the growth objectives of the segments and key customers based on market and industry trends, SWOT, competitive review, and category review

  • Help define segment strategy and customer strategy to support Sales and Business Development

  • Support segment and customer-specific marketing programs that optimize product assortment and analyze demand and category sales for the customer

  • Support Sales with tools, materials, and selling insights they need to achieve sales objectives

  • Track performance of product categories and/or customers and analyze sales volumes, market share trends, and competitive activity

  • Help measure, analyze, and report on success of customer marketing programs

  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs throughout the selling and supply chain

  • Identify product and customer initiatives to drive growth and/or profitability

  • Support product management and/or cost reduction projects with internal and external resources to achieve results (product development, demand planning, trade promotions, and customer/market research)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

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 to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Marketing / Business / Finance)

  • 2+ years’ similar experience required, CPG industry preferred

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Finance skills

  • Collaboration skills

  • Action-oriented

  • Project management skills

  • Requires interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with internal and external customers

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

While this position is primarily based in a corporate office setting, travel to the production facilities will be required. While at the facility, employee will be subject to extreme temperatures, humid/wet environments and other hazards common to a food manufacturing facility.

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background check for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

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