Associate Manager Business Development (Foodservice)
SUMMARY:This position is responsible for executing customer initiatives for assigned field/commercial chain customers, ensuring that all internal and external teams are working together to achieve these goals. From a sales perspective, the Associate Business Development manager is seen as a partner to the sales team providing expertise in areas of raw materials, product formulation, production processes, customer specific sales planning and category management. The Associate Business Development Manager is the liaison between the Business Unit and Sales. They will assist the business units with building strategies to deliver profitable volume, communicate those strategies to sales, and assist sales in executing these strategies. Additional key responsibilities include: implementing and executing customer based activity around product development, innovation, and product cost optimization; understanding the customer, their menu, and identify product opportunities; understanding the competitors, their products, and go to market strategies, and communicating key learnings back to the business units; collaborate with and facilitating communication between the customer sales team andthe business units; lead the forecasting process by product category/customer to deliver real-time information as a basis for accurate demand planning.REQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's degree in a business or marketing related disciplinerequired; MBA preferredExperience: 4 years of experience in marketing and/or related field Computer Skills: Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPointCommunication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication including presentation skillsSpecial Skills: Strong analytical capabilities and ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment. Proven problem solving, priority setting, and teamwork skills; takes initiatives and is results oriented.Travel: Up to 5 trips peryear.To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.Apply for this job.