Associate Marketing Manager

E.A. Sween Company

Who We Are

Since 1955, we have been on a mission To Passionately Feed Millions Daily with High Quality Food People Enjoy! We are a third-generation family-owned and professionally managed organization with a commitment to strategic growth. We continue to be successful because of talented people, just like you, who choose to join our family and call E.A. Sween home. We pride ourselves on fostering a welcoming, respectful, and rewarding culture where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each and every day. At E.A. Sween, our team members are seen, heard, and appreciated not just for what they do, but for who they are. We hope you’ll join us!

Position Details

Associate Marketing Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

The Associate Marketing Manager will play a key role in analyzing data and understanding the competitive landscape for our product categories. They will utilize data to uncover brand insights and make product line recommendations. This individual will support the development and execution of brand strategies and support project execution through our stage gate process. They will assist in the creation of both customer and consumer facing selling materials such as sell sheets and POS. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Competencies of the Role (3 – 5 Primary Areas):

Reporting and Analysis

  • Understand and monitor competitive landscape. 
  • Manage reporting to uncover brand insights and make recommendations. 
  • Monitor new item performance to optimize product launches. 
  • Track volume and profit across brands and develop a tool to share results. 
  • Take lead role in compiling a quarterly business review to evaluate all EAS brands. 
  • Trend analysis – monitor food trends (macro, restaurants, category) to identify growing segments and utilize them to help develop future brand innovation.

Brand Management

  • Support project execution through stage gate for branded products. 
  • Create and manage consumer and customer facing selling materials. 
  • Assist in managing product mix and innovation plans. 
  • Lead budget tracking, monitoring, and reporting.

Leadership and Teamwork

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to define a clear strategy. 
  • Proactively work with your cross-functional team to encourage growth and development. 
  • Provide regular and continual feedback and support.

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive Customer and Employee Success by seeking opportunities for improvement. 
  • Champion Change throughout the organization 
  • Use the Spirit of EA Sween to guide decisions.

Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Business or related field required. 
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Traditional Marketing or Brand Management required. 
  • Commitment to collaboration and teamwork to tackle new opportunities. 
  • Advanced level computer aptitude in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills, including general business process and management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative and think out-of-the-box to develop results-oriented, strategic plans. 
  • Proven professional verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualification (if Applicable):

  • CPG/Food industry experience a plus.

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