With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.
As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.
Earthbound Farm Organic, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Product Manager in San Juan Bautista, California (US-CA).
At Earthbound Farm, we are proud to be the largest organic greens and produce brand in North America. And while people are the heart and soul of any business, we feel particularly lucky to be bound by a deep passion for and commitment to the original mission of our founders: to bring more organic food to more people and be a catalyst for positive change. This mission is what brought many of us here, and it s what keeps us inspired to get better each and every day. Growing organic food isn t always easy, but our people have the perseverance and passion to weather any literal or figurative storm because we believe it s the better way. As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities. Reporting to the VP of Marketing for the Earthbound Farm Business Unit, the Product Manager will be responsible for providing short term and long term strategic direction on Earthbound Farm s core salad and Private Label business. S/he will be responsible for the total life cycle management of Earthbound Farm s existing product line as well as the post launch performance of any new salad products to ensure products continue to deliver the brand s growth, profit goals, and long term viability. Must prepare annual plans and develop key performance indicators, reports and presentations for tracking and is accountable for the performance of those core product lines.
Full product line, budget, and P&L ownership for existing product products, including private label business
Lead implementation and execution of new private label salad opportunities
Lead development and execution of annual brand plans to meet sales and profit goals
Lead cross-functional teams (internal and with external agency partners) in the development and execution of brand strategic plans
Drive strategic planning process over rolling 3 year time period
Analyze brand and program performance utilizing internal and external data sources to understand both short term volume outlook as well as necessary adjustments to drive performance
Analyze competitive positioning, products, brands, marketing and promotion activities and spending
Recommend, develop, implement and analyze qualitative and quantitative research
Responsible and accountable for the achievement of revenue, profitability, market share and other objectives by:
Developing and executing annual and long-term strategic plans for assigned product group(s) consistent with corporate priorities;
Enabling and leveraging cross-functional teams, including Sales, Operations/Manufacturing, Finance, Category Management, Quality Assurance and Research Development & Innovation, to meet product line plans and drive execution excellence
Ensure development of trade, retail, and category strategies to meet consumer and customer objectives;
Being accountable for all marketing activities including but not limited to advertising, media, promotions, packaging, trade and pricing;
Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external partners and customers;
Develop and consistently build brand equity as a means of attaining volume goals and long-term profit growth.
Coach and develop direct reports, set clear expectations, and model expected leader/team behaviors. Manage and motivate a team of individuals; inspire, coach and mentor others; guide toward goal accomplishment.
Preferred Candidate Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
6+ years of produce industry experience or a related fast moving consumer goods brand marketing experience at a CPG company
Experience working with syndicated data sources (IRI/Nielsen)
Able to manage complexity and multiple priorities simultaneously
Experience managing and developing teams of people
Experience managing P&L
Experience in a global matrixed organization is a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong influencing and collaboration skills
Works well in ambiguity
For more information about Earthbound Farm, its people and its business, please visit earthboundfarm.com.
Earthbound Farm Organic is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.
Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. SALARY: DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.
DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.
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