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Manager - Retail Solutions

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWhen it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated.We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journeywhether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It s a journey we share with you. It s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo. At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link s, Lorissa s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.Job DescriptionThe Manager - Retail Solutions is a key contributor in retail merchandising strategy, in-store execution, and retail analytics. They will be responsible for identifying strategic merchandising opportunities for all retail channels, management of in-store reporting and measurement tools, creating compelling in-store merchandising vehicles, and developing retail execution strategies that lead to results with sales, the customer and consumer.The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist or, but not be limited to, the following:Develop and execute Jack Link s annual strategic plan to grow our sales, market share, and overall leadership position in the category.Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, supply chain, and finance, to ensure successful execution of sales strategies and achieve AOP objectives.Manage the Link Snack s Brands Merchandising Display process to continuously optimize the merchandising vehicle portfolio for design, production, and implementation in-marketLead the development of the annual merchandising display vehicle guide with the partnership of sales, marketing and creative services that are bigger, bolder and innovativeCollaborate with Consumer/Business Insights and Channel/Customer Planning Leads to create compelling, timely, and high impact selling stories that support the execution of our Perfect Store StandardsPartner with Brand Marketing Leads on new item innovation to ensure alignment and executional excellence within Perfect Store StandardsImprove the Jack Link s sales training programs to ensure ongoing alignment with Retail Solutions that meet the 5+ points of interruptionPartner with Customer/Channel Sales Leads and Brand Manager Segment Leads to ensure compliance to Perfect Store Standards that ends with execution at retailPerform retail market visits to identify retailer solutions that can close potential opportunity gapsResearch new space opportunities at retail to increase strategic points of distribution and household penetrationLead execution and reporting associated with In-Store Reporting Applications and Tools that drive meaningful, actionable insightsDevelopment of strategic in-store testing plans with key customer partners in collaboration with the associated cross functional team membersManage the collection, synthesis, and analysis of performance tracking data; make recommendations for improvement and to drive greater business impactPartner with Channel/Customer Planning Leads to ensure alignment, execution, and customization for our key retail partners during annual planning sessionsDevelop a critical understanding of brand, channel, and customer strategies across the Jack Link s organizationProvide cross functional team members insights on key competitive strategies and execution in all applicable retail channelsCollaborate cross-functionally to implement and ensure execution of Perfect Store Standards across all channelsDevelop and broadly implement industry-leading sales materials, insights, tools, and training that drive retail execution along Perfect Store StandardsSupporting cross functional partners through merchandising analysis and marketplace insight deliveryDrives the strategic development of this role, while finding opportunities for new types of analysis and collaborating to build the capabilities to support itQualificationsBachelor's degree in business, marketing, or equivalent experience. 3+ years account management, sales, or category management experience within the CPG or Retail Industry3+ years of experience in working with cross functional teams including sales, marketing, purchasing and creative services, strong leadership, and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.Analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities by being proactive and results driven.Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external customers and stakeholders.Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.Ability to travel nation-wide 5-10 days per year, subject to change.REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABLILITIESProven thorough understanding of the consumer products industryExcellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and team membersMust demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.Additional InformationEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:Jack Link s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.E-VERIFY:Jack Link s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employeesAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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