Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Sr. Category Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Ontario
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2019 8:25 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Sales and Marketing
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Directs, controls, organizes, and helps determine the strategic direction and leadership of assigned category to achieve the division’s short range and long range business development objectives.


    • Expert: Has to be the go-to person for all information for their category. This entails working with the sales team in the field to help identify customer/segment opportunities and then capitalizing on them
    • Market analysis: analyzes and defines the market for the assigned category and drives product growth and innovation within the category
    • Marketing and business planning: Assist in the development of marketing plans, business plans, sales strategies and action plans for identified targets of opportunity that clearly define objectives, goals, schedules and action assignment.
    • P&L: Individual is to make sure that GP/OP objectives are met both at a category as well as at a sku and customer level
    • Marketing Materials: Develop and implement new marketing materials and brochures as well as being responsible for updating existing materials.
    • Pricing: Manage the pricing and P&L’s within the assigned category
    • Sales budget: achieve established category sales budget.



    • 8+ years relevant work experience, especially as it relates to financial analysis, P&L’s, executing strategic plans and overall category and project management
    • 5+ years of Foodservice experience
    • 4+ years of progressive financial, P&L and pricing management
    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing, business or finance/economics
    • Master of Business Administration degree preferred
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to operate as a team player.
    • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
    • 25-30% Travel


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