Associate Brand Manager

Post Consumer Brands

Business Unit Overview:

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company’s portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, PEBBLES®, Grape-Nuts® and Malt-O-Meal® cereal, and Peter Pan® peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Kibbles ‘n Bits® and 9Lives® dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all.


Post Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We’re always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we’re growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That’s where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets.

Location Description:

Post Consumer Brands corporate headquarters in Lakeville, Minn. is about 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Lakeville has all the benefits of smaller town living with access to everything a large metropolitan area has to offer. Join more than 400 team members collaborating on the two-building campus to help put breakfast on the tables of millions of consumers in North America.

Position Details

Associate Brand Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Lakeville, MN

The Associate Brand Manager, Nutrish will lead strategy and execution while assisting with key initiatives. This position will also provide guidance to the Brand Analyst, and aid in their development.


Brand Strategy & Execution

  • Synthesize insights and data from a wide variety of sources (qualitative & quantitative) to develop clear and actionable recommendations that will further brand strategies and support business planning processes. 
  • Work closely with cross-functional team members to build and drive overall strategy and ensure executional excellence. 
  • Identify and validate business risks and opportunities and drive action to address.

Project Champion

  • Own brand-led cat food innovation through gate process and commercialization. 
  • Work closely with Project Management and cross functional partners to deliver executions that link to brand strategy and meet financial targets. 
  • Develop and track key metrics to understand innovation performance and recommend potential optimizations.

Marketing Budget

  • Manage Nutrish brand marketing budget over the course of fiscal year, including reporting, reconciliation, and funding transfers. 
  • Lead budget planning, working with cross-functional partners to fund key brand priorities and initiatives.

Contributing to Organizational Growth & Culture

  • Respect all individuals, support efforts for diversity & inclusion, and recognize value in embracing divergent styles. 
  • Wade into healthy conflict and challenge status quo when needed to advance outcomes, teamwork and thinking. 
  • Embrace team culture of information sharing, corporate citizenship, and continuous improvement. 
  • Assist in training and development of Brand Analyst, including data analysis expertise and data presentation guidance


  • Four-year college degree is required; a Marketing related degree is preferred 
  • MBA is a plus (but not required, especially if experience is strong)


  • At least 2 years of CPG Marketing experience is required 
  • Experience tracking & reporting business vs. plan and driving projects requiring cross functional coordination & leadership 
  • Proven ability to turn data into insights and action is required. 
  • IRI/Nielsen literacy a strong plus.


  • Entrepreneurial spirit with growth mindset and passion for delivering business results 
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to take data and information from variety of sources and turn into a concise, action-oriented story (“Storytelling”) 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset 
  • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization and dynamic environment, working with people at all levels internally & externally

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