Job Number: 19000204
Company: Nestle Professional
Location: Solon, OH
POSITION SUMMARY: With the focus on Nestlé Professional products, the Marketing Associate will have responsibility for the handheld and dessert categories, including Hot Pockets®, Nestlé Toll House® and Libby’s® Pumpkin, develop business and marketing objectives, strategy and tactics for the Nestlé Professional Business (NPB), Out of Home channels and execute against these plans. They will focus on delivering the category plans with a strong focus on new product development, commercialization and launch to increase sales and profits. They will manage daily activities relevant to the success of the categories and brands.
% OF TIME
Develop B2B business and marketing objectives, strategy and tactics for the NPB brands portfolio. Write annual business review and assist in the on the mid and long-term strategic business planning. 20%
Execute day-to-day tactical Product Marketing plans for the brands. Manage external agency partners. Manage and control brands’ budgets. Leverage and use key insights to identify new opportunities. Utilize strong strategic and communication skills and ability to assemble and motivate cross-functional teams including channel marketing, PD, R&D, sales, finance and supply chain to accomplish aggressive new product plans, influence mix and profitable grow of the overall portfolio. Proven ability for multi-project management. 40%
Grow sales and profits of existing product portfolio by utilizing insights of channel marketing and sales leadership teams. Develop key insights to increase relevance of product line to most-value customers. Coordinate effort with cross functional groups. 30%
Perform other duties as assigned 10%
No direct reports. Must be able to influence internal and external customers as needed to accomplish business objectives.
Support growth and business development per operating plan
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•MBA degree preferred BA or equivalent experience required.
•Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, particularly with Sales, Product Development and cross functional teams
•Highly motivated self-starter with results orientation
•Up to 30% travel required
•Minimum 5 years marketing experience required.
•2 years experience in Foodservice sales/marketing or equivalent preferred, with sales experience also valued
•P&L experience and strong planning skills.
•Strong quantitative and project management skills.
•New product development and launch experience
•Digital Marketing experience a plus
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
•Strong conceptual skills and ability to translate complex business proposals into action
•Strategic thinking and sound judgment in execution of activities
•Strong planning and organizational skills
•Problem Solving skills
•Work independently/self starter