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Senior Manager, Marketing

Company: Aspire Bakeries
Location: Oak Brook
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers
expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.Unleash your passion for delicious results! Own the Otis Spunkmeyer brand strategy and propel its growth across all channels. Craft data-driven plans, build winning partnerships, and lead innovative brand activations. Be the mastermind behind iconic cookies and delightful desserts, shaping their journey from concept to consumer cravings. Join a vibrant team and make your mark on a beloved foodservice powerhouse!Responsibilities: Initiating and developing measurable business strategies for the segments across the entire Otis Spunkmeyer product portfolio to achieve financial and volume objectives. Developing and implementing strategic marketing plans by translating market research into usable insight, and prioritizing them based upon customer/channel impact while remaining consistent with key customer/channel strategies.
Serving as an expanded primary internal Marketing resource for sales and sales strategy teams. Driving alignment within Aspire Bakeries for the Otis Spunkmeyer Brand to deliver sustainable growth and profitability, including synergies with omni-channel solutions, where feasible, to drive integrated cross-channel solutions for customer and consumers.
Identify and execute digital marketing support to evolve Otis Spunkmeyer s go-to-market for earned and owned media; collaborate with national account sales partners to maximize our presence with customer digital opportunities. Developingprograms and brand activations that align with the strategic imperatives of key foodservice channels. Supporting business development with select key non-commercial, distributor and national accounts against national initiatives. Support both U.S. and Canadian foodservice teams; support U.S. In-store bakery team. Leverage syndicated category, customer and consumer analytics to formulate insightful, data driven recommendations. From the brand and marketing lens, aligning innovation cadence to support annual plan: pre-launch and launch timing with R&D, Project Management and Sales. Developing programs and promotions with marketing agencies and effectively managing timelines and budgets.
Expand capability of data, analytics and exaction of primary Otis Spunkmeyer merchandising program. Contributing to the segment media plans including print, direct mail, e-media and website. Leading the brand and marketing contributions for all key foodservice industry trade shows.
Delivering volume and profit results that contribute to achievement of Otis Spunkmeyer s overall financial objectives. Incumbent will be responsible for the management of marketing and overhead budgets for their channel.Qualifications: BA/BS Degree OR high school diploma/GED plus significant related experience required. MBA preferred Experience in the foodservice convenience, vending or alternate retailing segments. In-store bakery experience also desired. Channel, Customer or Brand Marketing experience (preferred 5-7 years) Digital native or digital passion person; digital analytics savvy In depth knowledge of foodservice industry trends, foodservice category analytics, channel business dynamics, consumer dynamics and ability to develop integrated marketing communications plans to drive channel sales. Ability to assimilate raw research into analysis, implications and recommendations with executive summary. Experience in developing consumer and business-to-business promotions. Experience in developing customer and business strategies. Advanced skills with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.Salary Range:$110,000 - $135,000Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed In this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

Keywords: Aspire Bakeries, Chicago , Senior Manager, Marketing, Advertising , Oak Brook, Illinois

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