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Assistant Marketing Manager, Retail Marketing in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/13/2020

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    Chicago, IL
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    3-5 years
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Assistant Marketing Manager will provide analytical, project management and thought leadership for the projects in which they are assigned, delivering on key business objectives and supporting day-to-day business activities.  The Assistant Marketing Manager will report directly to a Category Marketing Manager, yet will support multiple managers / product categories.

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:


  • Manage day-to-day portfolio activity and problem resolution with key cross - functional areas across all regions including: customer brands, purchasing, promotional agencies, consumer affairs, master files, finance, product development, regulatory, quality assurance, sales, operations and distribution.

  • Coordinate high profile projects and multiple projects at a time.

  • Assist in development and execution of marketing presentations, customer presentations and marketing plans.

  • Monthly reporting of business and category performance.

  • Project coordination of new product opportunities including developing point of sales materials, merchandising displays, sell sheets, and account presentations.

  • Assist with new product development and commercialization support and documentation.

  • Support for marketing campaign execution and community management, marketing research, and reporting.

  • Retail packaging development and management.

  • Meeting and event coordination.

Job Requirements

  • Required undergraduate degree in Business, ideally with major in Marketing.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in marketing, consumer packaged goods environment ideal.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Has successfully led and completed difficult projects that have required leadership, initiative and change management.

  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills; detail oriented.
  • Must be proactive and performance driven, have a sense of urgency and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter, has a natural curiosity.

  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, web navigation).

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.