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Kellogg Manager, Commercial Strategy - K-12 Away From Home in Elmhurst, Illinois

As a K-12 Commercial Strategy Manager for our Away From Home category, you will develop marketing strategy & execution plans for the K-12 Foodservice channel. Based in Naperville, IL, this role requires collaborating and partnering with cross-functional teams to drive strategic long-term sustainable growth.

Want to know more about Away From Home? Our Away From Home category is a division of Kellogg Company responsible for driving the growth of Kellogg food and brands consumed in specific channels including Foodservice, Convenience, and Vending. You’ll have the opportunity to represent some of Kellogg’s top brands: Pop-Tarts, Pringles and Cheez-Its, Eggo, and MorningStar Farms!

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • K-12 Marketing Strategy - You will develop measurable marketing strategies for the K-12 channel and cultivate strategic partnerships with key customers that lead to profitable growth. You will lead a cross-functional team in developing a go-to-market strategy by leveraging fact-based analysis, translating market research into usable insight, and prioritizing based upon the customer/channel impact.

  • Sales Plan Execution – You will lead the development of the annual sales strategy to drive sales effectiveness and efficiency and deliver the net sales and operating profit goals for the K-12 channel. You will lead the sales planning process including, but not limited to, account targeting, sales prioritization, and execution.

  • Serve as Channel and Customer Expert – You will develop a deep understanding of the K-12 channel (via SWOT analysis, operator and consumer target, competition, and customer strategies) and apply that understanding to develop channel plans and strategies. You will provide the voice of the customer in strategic initiatives and act as the primary contact to internal Marketing resources for the sales team. You will collaborate with the sales team to develop key account activation plans leveraging trends and category management tools.

  • Develop Programs and Promotions – Do you excel at partnering with team members, external agencies, and outside vendors? In this role, you will develop programs and promotions with marketing agencies and effectively manage timelines and budgets. Translate national marketing campaigns to customer-specific programs with key customers; drive the development, management, and implementation of campaigns, promotions, and innovation to support business growth within assigned channels.

  • Deliver Results – You will be expected to deliver volume and profit results that contribute to the achievement of the division’s overall financial objectives. In addition, you’ll be responsible for the management of marketing and overhead budgets for your assigned businesses.

    YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

    Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Previous experience in Foodservice Marketing or Sales/Business Development

  • Knowledge of industry trends, channel business, and customer dynamics with the proven ability to develop marketing and execution plans that drive profitable growth.

  • Experience in developing consumer and business-to-business strategies and promotions.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

    Bonus Points:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA

  • Previous experience within the K-12 Channel

    WHAT’S NEXT

    It’s best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values (https://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/home.html)

  • New Hire Benefits Guide

    THE FINER PRINT

    Travel for this role is up to 50%

    Relocation will be offered

    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.

    Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 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. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here (https://www.kelloggdiversityandinclusion.com/en_US/home.html) .

    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 (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) .

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com

    LET’S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

    Kellogg Recruitment

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