Consumer Packaged Goods
Senior Manager, Category Development
Senior Manager, Category Development – Milwaukee WI – 2352
Develop strategies and tactics for the category/sub-categories leveraging key insights in these business segments that inform our MAPS imperatives and that are actionable for our field sales teams to execute. Creates strategic vision and roadmap for thought leadership in the pet food category and business segments by working closely with the Director Sales Strategy & Execution and VP of sales. Utilizing category insights and research from multiple data sources, develop strategic platforms to drive retailer action on key initiatives, building perception of APN as industry leaders and trusted business partners. Deliver sales materials with will drive industry perspective of APN as the super-premium insights vendor of choice for grocery. Lead sales activation of Aisle Optimization(PACE) and lead and develop other strategic platforms/category initiatives for APN that require execution at retailers. Work in tandem with SSE Team on development, construct, and key messages that are incorporated as part of national sales initiatives that cover all retailers (consumer/channel insights, innovation, aisle management, defense decks, competitive insights, product knowledge, etc.). Develop field sales reporting templates and process in tandem with broker partners and field sales leadership. Create and maintain centralized repository of sales materials that covers consumer, channel, and category insights, defense decks, tools, and processes that field sales and broker managers can access for information, selling materials, and onboarding materials.
Procurement Ingredient Buyer
Procurement Ingredient Buyer – Minneapolis MN – 2353
Create, maintain and distribute purchase orders and delivery schedules. Procure raw materials and manage raw material inventory levels. Coordinate with other departments routinely, including Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, R&D, Warehousing, Shipping & Receiving. Work with MRP program to understand product forecasting. Recommend and coordinate cost reductions in all aspect of the role to meet or beat inventory budget and efficiency goals. Coordinate with suppliers to process ingredient and supply concerns, coordinate vendor returns.
Operations Engineer Job – Chicago IL – 2355
Assist with operations oversight of Biorefining plants. Must be able to prioritize schedule and plant needs. Complete benchmarking analysis to determine areas of needed improvement relating to plant operations. Travel to managed plants will be required for meetings, site visits/audits, operational support, and training. Troubleshoot and resolve problems that arise at plants. Stay continuously acquainted with plant production equipment, updates, and schedules. Develop and provide technical presentations to management and plant team member training.
Brand Activation Manager, CPG
Brand Activation Manager, CPG Milwaukee WI – 2358
Interactions across brand building capabilities: consumer knowledge, design and packaging, marketing activation: content, media, promotions, digital, social, and shopper marketing. Day to day management of the agency timelines and deliverables. Build marketing plans to deliver on the category team’s vision, objectives, and strategies for the brands. Define, execute, and track innovative marketing experiments to improve brand building knowledge and expertise. Define and track key marketing plan metrics, improving measurement and economics of brand building investments (A&C). Manage agency and capability partners to build integrated marketing plans including advertising, consumer promotions, media, shopper marketing, search/web, and digital plan tactics. Interaction and collaboration with the category and brand team. CPG jobs experience is a plus for this position.
CPG Business Development Manager
CPG Business Development Manager Minneapolis MN – 2363
This position develops, presents, and negotiates the recommended portfolio of product, equipment, and merchandising solutions with accounts, ensuring standards of brand, profitability, and account guardrails are achieved in the assigned geographic area. Conducts structured business reviews with key customers to assess the results and impact/effectiveness of sales programs. Manages the new & existing account development opportunities in a proactive and urgent way, leveraging sales, marketing & operations resources to provide solutions that generate incremental sales and profits. Develops, forecasts and achieves maximum sales volume and profit objectives for the Refill and Exchange businesses. Works with Sales Support to quickly get new customers set up in the system, and oversees timely completion of surveys & installations to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Negotiates business terms for new customers that are in the best interest of the company. Collaborates closely with the Assoc Director of Sales and internal teams to develop implementation plans for new products and services. Compiles a list of prospective, qualified customer leads from various sources to utilize in the development of new business. Responsible for the maintenance of contractual relationships with all customers in the assigned territory. Develops strategic plans with clearly defined tactics to deliver against key objectives by product segment. Prepares and submits to Assoc Director of Sales, scheduled business development reports.
VP Sales - CPG
VP Sales – CPG Job – Iowa – 2364
Develops sales strategy and annual sales plans and forecasts in support of the organization’s goals. Strong strategic thinker who will help the company maintain and enhance its position as a leader in the marketplace through developing innovative products and achieving profitable growth. Positive and driven leader with a strong sense of urgency to create a sustainable winning culture. Proven success of problem solving and priority setting, interpreting data to identify problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to create a successful business plan. Directs implementation and execution of sales plans, policies, and practices. Strong record of hiring, managing and creating a culture of accountability. Strong leader with demonstrated success in leading cross-functional business initiatives. CPG jobs experience is a plus for this position.
Director, Channels Culinary Innovation
Director, Channels Culinary Innovation – Minneapolis MN – 2367
Serves on the GCG’s senior leadership team and participates in the development of Channel’s plans and strategic objectives. Champions our Brands with internal and external stakeholders (Franchisees, Investors, Partners) and advances understanding and support for the added value created by strategically licensing and partnering in multiple marketing channels. Works with the International team on Innovation and development of products as opportunities arise. Participates in Channel’s on-going sales funnel and assessment of opportunities to align efforts, priorities and resources across the Channel’s organization. Develops team’s annual objectives, R&D plans and targets to help secure value enhancing licenses and partnerships with strategic partners that align and drive the overall value of our Brands’ portfolio of businesses. Translates long range Channel plan into specific objectives and priorities for the channels culinary innovation team.
Product Development and Delivery
Product Development and Delivery Job – Chicago IL – 2369
Provides direction to the R&D team to assure effective product development and implementation planning, resourcing, and prioritization to meet objectives. Partners with the Sourcing and Logistics team to develop Standard Operating Procedures for all products to fit within a certain customer requirements including cook times/temps, shelf life studies and meeting our brand standards. Outlines specific development and implementation plans and resources needed to deliver on newly sold solutions. Reviews current metrics on product quality, delivery, and profitability to identify areas for improvement, best practices and future focus; shares results with Channel and Brand leadership to identify highest priority projects and products that enhance overall brand portfolio. Directs the activities of the innovation team to ensure proper coordination across external channel partnerships and our Brand’s teams, such as, brands culinary teams, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing vendors, purchasing brand management and training, to ensure products are proto-typed, approved and ready to be tested and delivered as agreed upon with clients. CPG jobs experience is a plus for this position.
Manager, Sourcing & Lean Manufacturing
Manager, Sourcing & Lean Manufacturing – Minneapolis MN – 2373
Lead step-change, sustainable performance improvements in safety, quality, throughput, flexibility, cost reduction and culture. Lead and execute a phased lean manufacturing methodology and culture within the processing, packaging and warehouse operations. Lead plant-optimized ingredient/packaging material rationalization, supplier accreditation, cost and inventory reduction initiatives. Develop responsive, systemized and flexible work practices, for all the above accountabilities, so that they become embedded, repeatable and sustainable within the organization. Develop responsive, systemized and flexible work practices, for all the above accountabilities, so that they become embedded, repeatable and sustainable within the organization. Estimate risks in the supply chain and apply risk minimizing techniques, while optimizing inventory levels. Project manage the sourcing, installation, start-up and operationalization of processing, packaging, and warehouse equipment and systems. Project manage the trial-testing, startup phasing and full scaling of new ingredients, packaging and products within the supply chain. Source, negotiate, monitor and manage the reliable supply of premium-quality ingredients and packaging materials.
Group Planning Director, Strategy and Innovation
Group Planning Director, Strategy and Innovation – Milwaukee WI – 2374
Influence and challenge clients and our internal teams – acting as the strategic connective tissue between all of them. Support both core brand building and campaign efforts along with ecommerce initatives. Work with cross-fuctional client teams, VML teams, and outside innovation partners to design and implement break-through digital ecosystems to meet client objectives. Work in partnership with the leads from the VML Client Engagement, Creative, Channel, and Technology teams to bring client’s digital roadmap to life across all consumer touch points. Uncover business and consumer insights that deliver strategic value to the client and position VML as trusted advisor. Work hand-in-hand with the client as an agency partner within both VML and at the client offices. Lead annual planning efforts that continually elevate the quality and impact of the work
Associate Brand Manager, Channels
Associate Brand Manager, Channels – Chicago area – 2377
Drive strategy creation and execution for Club, Immediate Consumption and Value channels. Conduct detailed analysis of brand performance in the market, translating consumer insights, trends, competitor insights and benchmarking data into actionable channel strategies for growth and profit maximization. Craft compelling sell-in story presentations for retailers, planning for POS prototypes, sales samples and demos. Collaborate within Marketing and across other departments, regions, and channels to gain a deep understanding of market needs from the perspective of both consumers and businesses. Lead cross-functional teams (agency partners & internal) in end-to-end execution of new product and line extension initiatives, programs and launches while staying on time and within budget. Develop consumer research plans, identifying key questions needed to gain understanding and drive channel strategies. Ensure food safety, quality, and SQF practices are followed at all times, notifying immediate supervisor of any food safety and/or quality issues. Manage timelines and drive execution for brand initiatives, including packaging and product development, advertising, promotions, and sales collateral. Assist in building compelling integrated marketing launch plans to drive new product awareness and achieve financial business objectives including dollar sales, volume, and share goals.
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CPG Jobs Rose's Easy Guide
Below is a hand picked quick & easy definitive guide to other CPG jobs sites/pages. This list is prioritized with the best resources first to save you time; this list was hand picked by career food manufacturing recruiter Rose Fanta of RFS Recruiters:
CPGjobs.com – this is a good site listing all CPG Jobs; the link we provide is the page with the job listings; in Google Search the home page is listed but it takes a couple clicks to get to the job page. Select the Browse By Category link towards the upper left to refine your search to a category.
Indeed.com – Ineed is a good consumer packaged goods jobs resource that links out to many other site/pages.
Monster.com – the Monster CPG jobs page is a good resource.
Linkedin.com – the Linedin page for consumer packaged good jobs; a rich resource for food industry jobs.
CareerBuilder.com – CareerBuilder is a good resource listing CPG employment.