TreeHouse Foods Business Unit Manager - Pasta - R07049 in Oak Brook, Illinois

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Full time

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IL Oak Brook

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Marketing

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Business Unit Manager - Pasta

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The Business Unit Manager supports the General Manager by providing leadership and coordination on strategic, cross-functional priorities required to help achieve business unit goals and objectives. This role is responsible for managing detailed cross-functional teams, project plans, and tracking mechanisms for timely execution of both commercial- and operational-related business unit initiatives.

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+ Execute business objectives, strategy and tactics for assigned categories, working closely with General Manager and business teams

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+ Identify new product opportunities and lead project management of new products/offerings. Coordinate and support project costing, timeline development, material set-up/readiness, scale-up efforts and launch/post launch metrics

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+ Manage and drive business simplification and cost improvement efforts, including development of CI initiatives

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+ Analyze category data and segments to identify product and competitive strengths and weaknesses, identify growth opportunities and defense strategies as needed

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+ Track competitive efforts and recommend adjustments to changing market conditions.

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+ Help develop annual business review and assist in the development of mid and long-term strategic business planning

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+ Maintain and communicate product knowledge library for respective categories

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+ Manage several work streams across multiple functions with tight completion timelines

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+ Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and must develop materials that translate across a wide range of functional audiences

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+ Ensure proper application of project management tools, stage/gate models and prioritization

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+ Maximize profitability of assigned product lines/channels

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+ Work extremely close with finance/sales/business development partners on customer bid activities

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+ Communicate the long range and annual plans effectively to insure cross functional alignment

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+ Leverage and influence the sales organization to manage customer relationships and influence key go-to-market tactics (pricing, merchandising, shelving, and assortment)

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+ Anticipate headwinds, reprioritize and reallocate resources to deliver short and long- term plans

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+ Consult with key stakeholders on the development of objectives and strategies to garner commitment - lead the cross functional teams to deliver on objectives

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+ Customer understanding - retail grocery, mass, club, food service, ingredient channels Analyze and monitor customer and consumer insights, market and competitive data to pro-actively position the business for growth and profitability

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+ Utilize Commercialization Team to bring projects to market quickly.

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+ Partner with and influence the supply chain organization to insure optimal cost containment and service level attainment

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+ Anticipate the impact of market activities (Competitors, External) and challenges the organization in problem solving

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+ Drive the consensus forecast process to drive accuracy and ensure customer service expectations are met while minimizing risk to DDD. (dump/destroy/donate)

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+ The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks


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nQualifications and Requirements:n

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+ Self-starter with a high degree of intellectual curiosity, continuous improvement mindset and learning agility

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+ Creative problem solving abilities required; ability to be resourceful to fin solutions, using a "can do" attitude

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+ Acute attention to detail

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+ Comfort operating in a lean organization

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+ Demonstrated track record of accomplishing objectives and meeting deadlines.

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+ Strong project and influence management skills to lead cross-functional project teams

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+ Collaborative leadership style with the ability to effectively handle conflict and employ a systematic approach to finding solutions

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+ Excellent communication skills - both formal and informal with the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization

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+ Exposure to and understanding of multiple business disciplines (Purchasing, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics, R&D, etc.) in previous positions preferred

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+ Financial acumen - ability to apply financial management principals to ensure fiscally sound decisions

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+ Demonstrated understanding of business fundamentals including P&L management, pricing and trade strategy

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+ Exposure to new product commercialization and start-up procedures

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+ Ability to deal with ambiguity and incomplete information

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+ Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently

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+ MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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+ Exposure to Syndicated Data (IRI, AC Neilson)

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+ Familiarity with SAP and BI a plus

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+ Knowledge of Continuous Improvement a plus


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nMinimum Experience Preferre