Sr. Associate Brand Manager

Job Title: Sr. Associate Brand Manager

We are a fast-growing, mid-sized CPG food manufacturing company (Top 125 in North America) that was founded by a father-son team (Louis and Fred Ruiz) 50 years ago with the idea of sharing their authentic Mexican family recipes with the world.

Today, Ruiz Foods is a recognized and reputable leader in the industry with the #1 brand in retail frozen Mexican Food (El Monterey) and the #1 roller grill snack brand in C-Stores (Tornados). We bring on-trend, delicious foods to consumers in US Retail, Warehouse Clubs and Foodservice including K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities, Business and Industry, Convenience Stores, Vending and Restaurants.

This position will be based in central California, with a low cost of living, family-friendly communities, and ready access to three national parks and countless other recreational activities.

POSITION SUMMARY

Our Marketing Team leverages strengths in strategy, brand marketing, consumer insights, innovation, and new business development to lead the category and deliver profitable growth. Marketing brings engagement and brand participation with our customers, shoppers and consumers through creation and execution of best-in-class, equity-building brand communication. Ruiz Foods’ brand team leadership come from Kraft, Unilever, ConAgra, General Mills and SC Johnson.  These recent additions have been made to establish the foundation for the next period of aggressive growth for the company. We are seeking a Senior Associate Brand Manager (ABM) to join our Foodservice Business Unit Marketing team.

In this role, you will be a strategic business leader in the organization. You will lead a mix of Strategy, Brand Activation, Marketing Communications and Innovation projects enabling you to build and showcase your breadth and depth of leadership, strategic and analytical skills. We’re looking for top talented individuals that have experiences in these skill areas, along with strong communication and presentation skills.

You will lead cross-functional teams, drive key initiatives, and collaborate with agency partners. You will evaluate financial performance of assigned brands/products and develop and implement strategies to improve sales and margin. You will help guide a brand’s strategic choices and vision and be responsible for developing and executing all elements of the marketing plans for the assigned brand/product across all consumer touchpoints.  You will be the voice of the consumer and customer inside the organization and create innovative techniques to win their devotion and increase market share.

Your career progression depends entirely on you. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become an effective brand manager and business leader across the foodservice, retail and warehouse club business channels by obtaining new and exciting marketing experiences within the organization.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the the dynamic foodservice industry and deliver strategies and solutions to fuel long-term growth? Are you inspired to uncover new ways to win in new and emerging business segments?  Then join us and delight consumers with brand experiences and solutions that make a difference in their lives away from home.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze consumer, market, & retailer trends via scanning data, consumer research, and secondary sources to identify key insights and translate analysis into strategic business decisions.
  • Make frequent recommendations and/or decisions related to promotions, products, pricing, and other key initiatives that will impact the brand’s short- and long-term success.
  • Demonstrate strong team leadership and project management, working with coworkers in various cross-functional assignments to drive positive business results.
  • Assist in building and managing P&L for assigned business and initiatives to meet financial goals.
  • Work with Sales Team to deliver sales objectives. Create and deliver effective sell stories to gain strong retailer support and product distribution using relevant category and consumer data.
  • Assist in development and execution of marketing strategy and plans for prioritized business segments, product platforms and innovation.
  • Execute marketing communications including brand campaigns, traditional trade media, digital media.
  • Work with outside agencies assigned to the business to deliver exceptional results (media, graphics, etc.)
  • Assist marketing leadership in building brand plans, guiding the organization’s thinking, driving change and action to improve sales, profitability, and long-term viability.
  • Demonstrate the leadership and strategic thinking needed for both the current position and a future position as a Brand Manager

REQUIREMENTS

Degrees:

  • BS, BA (Business or Marketing degree preferred)
  • MBA preferred

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years applicable experience
  • Experience in Foodservice Marketing specifically in Convenience Stores and Non-Commercial (e.g. Healthcare, C&U, etc.) business segments.

Candidates must be able to establish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as required by law. Ruiz Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. Ruiz Foods does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency.  Ruiz Foods participates in e-verify as required by law.

TRAVEL

Less than 15%; domestic

SALARY: DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE (EXEMPT)

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit resume to:

  • Mail: Human Resources, P.O. Box 37, Dinuba, CA 93618
  • Fax: (559) 591-1593
  • E-mail: jobs@ruizfoods.com

Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

El Monterey®, Tornados®, and Ruiz 4 Kids® are trademarks owned by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Artisan Bistro®, Three Bold Brothers™, and Not Your Nonna's™ are trademarks owned by Ruiz Brands LLC, registered in the United States and other countries, and licensed for use by Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
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