Marketing Manager


SunOpta Overview:

SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products.

SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food!

Position Details

Marketing Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

Job Summary:

This position leads the strategy for emerging co-manufacturing opportunities in the aseptic business of plant-based milks and broth/stock, a key segment of our fast-growing plant-based food and beverage business.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Lead internal cross functional team of supply chain, R&D, finance, and sales to identify strategic customer targets to grow our co-manufacturing business. 
  • Monitor industry trends, consumer insights, and competitive set. 
  • Make strategic recommendations based on business results and marketplace dynamics to support on-going growth objectives. 
  • Analyze complex business data and situations and develop a range of solutions; analyze secondary data to mine insights, trends and uncover root cause of changes in consumer behavior or channel/retailer performance. 
  • Manage current portfolio in pricing, contracts, and sales growth. 
  • Closely collaborate with sales to maximize profitability of assigned customers & channels.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred. 
  • 2+ years of General Management, Marketing, and/or Product Management or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing, Food/Ag, and/or CPG experience. 
  • B2B marketing experience supporting strategic customer accounts.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must posses strategic thinking, leadership, teamwork, and analytical skills. 
  • Creativity and effective interpersonal communication skills required. 
  • Strong strategic skills required as incumbent must drive short- and long-term brand & category growth and profitability. 
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to work effectively across the organization and foster teamwork cross-functionally. 
  • Must be highly accountable and with internal drive to accomplish goals.

Additional Considerations:

  • Travel Expectation: Up to 10% to various SunOpta locations, to customer meetings, and for conference. 
  • Location: This role will be located at our US Corporate Office in Eden Prairie, MN. 
  • Work Environment: Approximately 95% of this role will be performed in an office environment; 5% will be in a production / manufacturing environment. 
  • Relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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