Director Marketing Branded Pasta

TreeHouse Foods

About Us:

TreeHouse Foods is a private label food and beverage leader focused on customer brands and custom products. When customers partner with TreeHouse they can expect access to an industry-leading portfolio, strategic vision, on-trend innovation and insights, world-class supply chain, operational excellence and flexibility, collaborative approaches and dedicated customer service.

Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers. We engage with retail grocery, food away from home and industrial and export customers, including most of the leading grocery retailers and foodservice operators in the United States and Canada. Our portfolio includes a variety of shelf stable, refrigerated and snack products.

Customers can expect comprehensive flavor profiles including natural, organic and preservative-free ingredients in many categories and packaging formats. TreeHouse Foods is best known for food and beverages produced by our two largest businesses Bay Valley Foods, LLC (including E.D. Smith and Sturm Foods) and TreeHouse Private Brands. With more than 10,000 employees in over 35 plants across the United States, Canada and Italy, TreeHouse Foods is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Position Details

Director Marketing Branded Pasta
Northern Illinois
Oak Brook, IL

The Branded Pasta GM/Director has P&L responsibility for the THS Branded Pasta portfolio within the Meal Prep Division. The role is responsible for 1) Defining overall strategy for the branded portfolio to meet new and diverse consumer/customer requirements, establishing a clear vision and growth plan for the business; 2) Achieving the portfolio financial goals as they align to Division goals; 3) Driving operational efficiencies across the business; and 4) Driving product development and R&D efforts for the category 5) Leading, managing, and coaching the Branded Pasta BU team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and monitor customer insights, market and competitive data to pro-actively position the category for growth and profitability 
  • Create long range and annual business and marketing plans for the portfolio that align with Branded Pasta, Division and Company strategic priorities and growth objectives 
  • Communicate the long range and annual plans effectively to ensure cross functional alignment 
  • Partner with R&D to develop innovation plans to drive short and long term strategic objectives 
  • Partner with and influence the supply chain organization to insure optimal service level attainment 
  • Leverage and influence the sales organization to manage customer relationships and execute key go-to-market tactics (pricing, merchandising, shelving, and assortment) 
  • Oversee the forecast process to manage capacity and ensure the right product is available to meet customer expectations 
  • Monitor performance against financial and operational goals and work cross functionally to drive corrective action

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Product management experience within the Consumer Packaged Goods industry 
  • Proven ability to lead through influence 
  • Project management experience in a cross functional environment 
  • Demonstrated financial acumen – preferred prior experience managing a full P&L


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required - Type: Business or related field 
  • Master’s Degree Required - Type: MBA or other related.

Attributes for Success:

  • Entrepreneurial and customer focused mindset – Ability to navigate cross functionally to clear barriers, identify opportunities to create strategic product focused partnerships with customers 
  • Financial Acumen – Ability to identify and implement margin improvement opportunities including supply chain efficiencies, ability to understand and manage P&L levers to achieve profitable growth 
  • Analytical Skills – Proactively identify category trends and operational issues, prioritize limited resources to optimize short and long term results 
  • Coaching and development – Motivate and align team members around common goals 
  • Team Building and leadership – Cross functional teams working together to drive strategic priorities 
  • Communications – Seek and understand different points of view while clearly articulating decisions

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