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Brand Manager - Thomas' in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 2/13/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Horsham, PA
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    5-7 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 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) 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.

We are seeking an experienced CPG Brand Manager who is passionate about driving brand growth and is in-tune and experienced with current Marketing trends to expand a major strategic Bimbo Bakeries USA brand/Category – Thomas’ Breakfast.   Along with these duties, the position will be responsible for providing strategic direction to all creative and PR agencies. It is expected from participants to have vast experience in Consumer and Product Research and able to process insights in a compelling and actionable way. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment, developing the overarching communication strategy of the brand to drive growth in Household penetration, volume, share and income for the Business.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Brand Marketing group with the overarching communication strategy of the brand
  • Lead and manage the Creative, PR and Packaging design agencies
  • Liaison between the Marketing team and the MCO (Marketing Center of Excellence)-Research team for all major Market and Consumer research initiatives for the brand
  • Liaison between the MCO-Packaging and Graphics team for all major and minor improvements on the packaging of the brand’s portfolio
  • Lead of multiple strategic cross-functional teams including, Research & Development, Commercialization, Manufacturing, Packaging, finance, Procurement and Multiple 3rd party agencies/vendors for the development of T1-T2 new product initiatives
  • Responsible for the design, development and implementation of the brand’s consumer programs in all BBU geographies (Business Units)
  • Sales presentations, sell sheets and field communication development.
  • Willingness to travel, approx. 30% of the time to all Business Units in the country.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related field preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 

  • MS or MBA preferred

  • 3-5+ years of CPG experience preferred.

  • Proven experience in dealing with wide range of media production projects (Video, radio, print and copy)

  • Market and Consumer insights research experience will be considered as a plus

  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to generate business insights from diverse data sources and use that data to convey compelling selling stories/solutions for the sales force.

  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Margin Minder or Micro-strategies if internal)
  • Proficient level in IRI suite (Unify)
  • Working knowledge of marketing plan development and execution.
  • Examples of prior brand strategy work will be requested, along with references

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Accessible and Responsible
  • Ability to develop and complete a series of goals and tactics, with minimum supervision
  • Sharp operator, creative and resourceful
  • Organized work style – Master at Multi-Task
  • Strong at managing priorities and deadlines
  • Open to learning/developing new processes
  • Aspiring a long-term career in marketing – overachiever

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BBU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

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.