Marketing Associate

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 08-17-2018

MARKETING ASSOCIATE, FROZEN SAUSAGES & BURGERS

A SUSTAINABLE PROTEIN COMPANY
We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.
 
OUR JOB IS TO MAKE GREAT FOOD
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:
 
Maple Leaf Foods is looking for a dynamic business & marketing professional. The successful candidate will be a balance between a commercially driven business professional and a consumer-focused marketing leader with a track record of success delivering profitable growth.

The Marketing Associate will own leadership of both the frozen sausages and burgers categories. The Associate will lead the commercialization of the category by providing expert knowledge of brand and consumer interactions, channel development and consumer communications campaigns.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and work collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to deliver the marketing plans.
  • Conduct monthly analysis on business performance using Nielsen and internal data sources to identify a course of action to achieve targets.
  • Monitor competitor pricing, promotion and distribution activities and inform plans.
  • Lead in-depth business reviews to develop strong marketing plans.
  • Support the team in identifying, testing and recommending innovation launches that drive share and profit growth.
  • Prepare artwork, packaging and labeling of new and improved products.
  • Support the development of customer presentations with category stories, competitive advantages, capabilities and product presentations.
  • Identify, test and execute opportunities to enhance margins.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND & SKILLS:
  • Bachelor degree and 2 years progressive marketing in a CPG organization.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize multiple data facts, tell a story with date, make business recommendations and present with ease.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to anticipate potential issues, keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills.       
  • Proactive and performance driven, have a bias for action and be able to work under pressure in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • A strong team player with well-developed people skills.
  • A creative thinker with a passion for marketing and an appetite to learn.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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