Kellogg Kashi Senior Manager, Customer Marketing in SOLANA BEACH, California

Kashi? Hey, that’s a funny name. Thanks! We like it too. Our name stands for wholesome foods made with real, plant-based nutrition. Inspired by our founders’ dream of healthier living for all, we create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. And we want you to join us – to help share our story and our food. Help us create positive change in ourselves and in the world by joining as a Kashi Senior Manager of Customer Marketing supporting all of our categories, including cereal, snack bars, nutrition bars, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, frozen entrees, frozen waffles, and more.

Lead with us as you utilize different technical competencies and enrich yourself as you work for a company that delights the world through foods and brands that matter. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

In your role as Senior Manager Customer Marketing at Kashi, you will be part of our success by:

  • Managing the assigned category to achieve the quarterly and annual net sales budget, operating profits and market share growth

  • Driving sales / trade strategy and planning for assigned portfolio equities

  • Leading key multifunctional projects which drive toward sales and business unit objectives

  • Chartering new projects upon demand

  • Providing a communication bridge between our customers and the field sales team to Kashi headquarters (operations, supply chain and brand marketing)

  • Ensuring that all policies and programs are executable with our customers

  • Leading discussions of key goals and strategies with leadership when needed

  • Tracking, analyzing and making strategic and tactical recommendations on program results on a national, and market basis

  • Providing perspective and solutions to the marketplace

  • Seeking and acting behind customer / shopper insights to deliver successful display strategies and plans

  • Gathering and deploying key competitive intelligence information across the US

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Sales/Category Management, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Significant experience in sales, marketing, or sales related functions

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with various deadlines, specific time constraints and conflicting priorities

  • Strong organizational, presentation and written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications

  • Experienced using Syndicated Data (IRI or Nielson)

  • The ability to work across multiple teams and functions, each with unique goals

  • Strong analytical skills

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Field Sales Experience

  • Business Warehouse Experience

  • SAP Experience

  • Multi-Functional Project Work

  • CPG Experience

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

This position will work daily from our office location in Solana Beach, CA

Extended work schedule may be required

Up to 15% of travel may be required

Kashi is an independent business unit within the Kellogg Company and is the leading natural foods company in the US and the largest in the world. Kashi's dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living by being firmly rooted in plant powered passion. Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Stretch Island, and Pure Organic. Behind these brands, we have products in ten grocery categories. We love ingredients, taste and the undeniable fact that good food makes you feel, well, good. And that fuels our relentless desire to make a difference in everything we do.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish

Title: Kashi Senior Manager, Customer Marketing

Location: USA-CA-Solana Beach

Requisition ID: SAL008155

Job Function: Sales and Category Management

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Oct 12, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes