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Date: Mar 29, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Product Manager in San Juan Bautista.

At Earthbound Farm, we are proud to be the largest organic greens and produce brand in North America.
And while people are the heart and soul of any business, we feel particularly lucky to be bound by a deep
passion for and commitment to the original mission of our founders: to bring more organic food to more
people and be a catalyst for positive change. This mission is what brought many of us here, and it’s what
keeps us inspired to get better each and every day. Growing organic food isn’t always easy, but our
people have the perseverance and passion to weather any literal or figurative storm because we believe
it’s the better way.


As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our
environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and
greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned
farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations
and those that operate in our local communities.
Reporting to the VP of Marketing for the Earthbound Farm Business Unit, the Product Manager will be
responsible for providing short term and long term strategic direction on Earthbound Farm’s core salad
and Private Label business. S/he will be responsible for the total life cycle management of Earthbound
Farm’s existing product line as well as the post launch performance of any new salad products to ensure
products continue to deliver the brand’s growth, profit goals, and long term viability. Must prepare annual
plans and develop key performance indicators, reports and presentations for tracking and is accountable
for the performance of those core product lines.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Full product line, budget, and P&L ownership for existing product products, including private label business
  • Lead implementation and execution of new private label salad opportunities
  • Lead development and execution of annual brand plans to meet sales and profit goals
  • Lead cross-functional teams (internal and with external agency partners) in the development and execution of brand strategic plans

 

  • Drive strategic planning process over rolling 3 year time period
  • Analyze brand and program performance utilizing internal and external data sources to understand both short term volume outlook as well as necessary adjustments to drive performance
  • Analyze competitive positioning, products, brands, marketing and promotion activities and spending
  • Recommend, develop, implement and analyze qualitative and quantitative research
  • Responsible and accountable for the achievement of revenue, profitability, market share and other objectives by:Developing and executing annual and long-term strategic plans for assigned product group(s) consistent with corporate priorities
  • Leveraging crossfunctional teams, including Sales, Operations/Manufacturing, Finance, Category
  • Management, Quality Assurance and Research Development & Innovation, to meet product line plans and drive execution excellence
  • Ensure development of trade, retail, and category strategies to meet consumer and customer objectives
  • Being accountable for all marketing activities including but not limited to advertising, media, promotions, packaging, trade and pricing
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external partners and customers
  • Develop and consistently build brand equity as a means of attaining volume goals and long term profit growth.
  • Coach and develop direct reports, set clear expectations, and model expected leader/team behaviors.
  • Manage and motivate a team of individuals; inspire, coach and mentor others; guide toward goal accomplishment.


Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • 6+ years of produce industry experience or a related fast moving consumer goods brand marketing experience at a CPG company
  • Bachelor's degree required and MBA preferred
  • Strategic influencing abilities & proven leadership capability
  • Strong business acumen
  • Experience working with syndicated data sources (IRI/Nielsen)
  • Able to manage complexity and multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Experience managing and developing teams of people
  • Experience managing P&L
  • Experience in a global matrixed organization is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills
  • Works well in ambiguity
     

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com. 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. 

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