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Marketing Manager (Co-Man)

Eden Prairie Office, 7078 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States of America Req #1015
Thursday, December 1, 2022

SunOpta Overview:

SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products.

SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food!

Job Summary:

This position leads the strategy for emerging co-manufacturing opportunities in the aseptic business of plant-based milks and broth/stock, a key segment of our fast-growing plant-based food and beverage business.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Lead internal cross functional team of supply chain, R&D, finance, and sales to create, launch, and support strategic initiatives.
  • Identify strategic customer targets to grow our co-manufacturing business.
  • Monitor industry trends, consumer insights, and competitive set.
  • Make strategic recommendations based on business results and marketplace dynamics to support on-going growth objectives.
  • Analyze complex business data and situations and develop a range of solutions; analyze secondary data to mine insights, trends and uncover root cause of changes in consumer behavior or channel/retailer performance.
  • Manage current portfolio in pricing, contracts, and sales growth.
  • Closely collaborate with sales to maximize profitability of assigned customers & channels.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 4+ years of General Management, Marketing, and/or Product Management or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA.
  • Manufacturing, Food/Ag, and/or CPG experience.
  • B2B marketing experience supporting strategic customer accounts.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess strategic thinking, leadership, teamwork, and analytical skills.
  • Creativity and effective interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Strong strategic skills required as incumbent must drive short- and long-term brand & category growth and profitability.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to work effectively across the organization and foster teamwork cross-functionally.
  • Must be highly accountable and with internal drive to accomplish goals.

Additional Considerations:

  • Travel Expectation: Up to 10% to various SunOpta locations, to customer meetings, and for conference.
  • Location: This role will be located at our US Corporate Office in Eden Prairie, MN.
  • Work Environment: Approximately 95% of work is done in an office environment; 5% of work may be performed in a production / manufacturing environment.
  • Relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.



Other details

  • Job Family Marketing
  • Job Function First-line manager
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Eden Prairie Office, 7078 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States of America