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JBS USA INSIGHTS MANAGER - INNOVATION MARKETING in Greeley, Colorado

Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

This innovation marketing position drives and champions the voice of the consumer and the voice of the operator for the Pilgrim’s Prepared Foods business unit inside the Innovation Marketing team. With an appetite for data coupled with an insatiable curiosity, this role thrives with consumer and operator data fluency, driving the discovery of consumer, cultural, category, and competitive insights. The Insights Manager has a combined love of reading and crafting insight stories serving as the connector and catalyst of insights led by facts serving as the basis for the Innovation Pipeline.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the voice of the consumer and the voice of the operator backed by data validation and insights for the Innovation Team from the initial brief to the delivery of the insights and recommended actions

  • Designs, fields, synthesizes, and analyzes market research – qualitative and quantitative – using syndicated (from research partners and agencies) and proprietary market research systems and platforms to inform the Prepared Foods Innovation Pipeline

  • Balances the insights discipline across the domains of macro (social, technological, economic, environmental, political, and well-being) and micro (category and product including competitive intelligence) to outfit the Innovation Team with consumption behaviors and patterns

  • Works closely with the Innovation Team Product Marketing Managers as well as with R&D Product Development Managers to provide insights-driven rationale for prioritization of product and project development through the brand lens across the Prepared Foods brand arsenal

  • Develops, executes, and presents annual trend reports across retail and foodservice channels, creating opportunity space gap assessments as well as identification of consumer and operator need states

  • Collaborates with Culinary and Sensory Science Team providing data-driven guidance and insights to help with product development and sensory science testing protocols

  • Manages the data and insights of new product development projects from Market Landscape Assessment through Commercialization and Post Launch Optimization stages

  • Provides support in the tracking and reporting against innovation goals and objectives (KPIs) back into the broader organization

  • Collaborates with research vendors/partners to design and to execute market research studies to uncover meaningful insights and implications

  • Creates and qualifies platforms, concepts, and ideas to align with brand plans, innovation platforms, and business priorities

  • Partners with broader Innovation Marketing, R&D, Market Intelligence, Sales, Customer Marketing, and Category Marketing teams to help “sell in” innovations to key customers

  • Provides insights as well as delivers presentations and reports cross-functionally

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience (food or CPG preferred)

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Ability to travel (25%)

  • Excellent strategic thinking, collaboration, problem solving, peer influencing, and project execution skills

  • Experience in business case development

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills—verbal and written with the skillset of synthesizing and simplifying data

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong negotiation skills and attention to detail

  • Proficiency with leading and influencing peers

  • Listens patiently and acts with a sense of urgency

  • Comfortable working in ambiguity and bringing structure with data and insights

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

  • 401(k): eligible after 90 days of employment including company match which begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • Base salary range of $77,000 – $100,000 annually; and

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program.

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.

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