Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

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The Marketing Insights Associate is tasked with assisting in the execution of the company’s marketing initiatives, gathering market data across the company’s core vertical markets, and providing support to sales and marketing in the development of customer and internal presentations.  The role requires a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or a related field.  Prior work experience in a marketing or sales role is a plus.  Effective written and verbal communication skills, a high level of attention to detail and proficiency in PowerPoint and Prezi are important keys to success in this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop an understanding of the markets for Newly Weds Foods business: identify, source, and analyze multiple sets of market data, products and consumer trends to develop insightful analysis and creatively “build a story” when presenting data for both internal and external customers.
  • Interface with sales, R&D, and culinary departments on a regular basis.
  • Create marketing materials such as customer presentations, POS and sales sheets.
  • Monitor competitor information – new products, manufacturing sites, capabilities, capacities, and overall positioning.
  • Stay current with popular food trends and demonstrate an ability to conceptualize new product ideas with cross-functional teams from the ingredient side for Newly Weds Foods and the finished product perspective for our customer base.
  • Provide creative support to the marketing, sales, culinary and R&D teams, and be able to work in an environment where collaboration is critical.
  • Assist with product sensory testing.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or similar field with a focus on audience initiatives that raises product awareness and ultimately drives sales.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role. Previous relevant experience with a food manufacturing or foodservice company strongly preferred.
  • Proficient communicator and creative thinker with an ability to use data to inform as well as influence and persuade when required.
  • Effective written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Up to 20% domestic travel is typical.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • Competent in PowerPoint, Prezi, IBM Notes, and Adobe.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-starter
  • Collaborative in the ability to coordinate cross-functional resources.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Comfort around higher levels of management.
  • Proficient in dealing with unknowns, being engaged and seeking clarity for project initiatives.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Strong priority setting and project management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Willingness to lead projects.
  • Skilled in timely decision making.
  • Willingness for self-development to grow with the business

    Newly Weds Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Minorities/Veterans/Females/Disabled

    Newly Weds Foods will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without assistance or support from Newly Weds Foods. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Chicago, Illinois

Our Customer-Focused Culture

At Newly Weds® Foods we know you have a choice when selecting a food ingredient supplier. That is why we’ve incorporated some very important resources into our business specifically to better serve you, the customer. Consider the following in choosing a food ingredient manufacturer that can best service your needs.

Privately-Owned Company

Newly Weds Foods, an over 1 billion dollar food ingredient company, offers you the resources for your company’s success. We are committed to making your needs the highest priority, not the board or the shareholders. We are also successfully doing business with companies of all sizes. Even the smallest operation can leverage our vast network of global locations, manufacturing efficiencies and purchasing power.

Additionally, we stand by the quality of our products, which minimizes your exposure to marketplace risk.

26 Manufacturing Facilities Around The World

With so many manufacturing facilities (16 in North America) under the Newly Weds Foods umbrella, we are always in close proximity to our customers. This business approach provides us and you with advantages in everything from communication to product development to transportation. Our industry leading commitment to a three day turn around on repeat orders is made possible by this number of locations, as well as our investment in capacity to stay ahead of customer volume demands.

Newly Weds Foods expands coverage as our customer base and their needs grow. We are currently supporting their business in over 80 countries and will continue to deliver the level of support they expect wherever their business takes them.

Multiple Lines And Capacity Covering All Product Categories Plus Standardization In Processes Across Our Manufacturing System

Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system purposely includes multiple production lines for each product type and locates lines for like product in several different plants. We have also standardized manufacturing processes so that product made at one facility mirrors that made at another. This approach allows us to move production seamlessly from one plant to another and facilitates your order delivery should any unforeseen event cause an interruption at one of our locations. Capacity is also critical in being able to provide this level of support. Therefore, availability of production volume is closely managed.

18 On-Site Research & Development Labs

Newly Weds Foods employs over 250 technical staff members around the world. This is truly one of the largest and most experienced in the industry and, all are ready to serve you. When you choose Newly Weds Foods we assign your project to a specific food scientist who will work with you all the way through the process from inception to delivering the final product.

This staff member will design a customized product to address your specific project requirements each time, and provide quality, on target samples within three days of project initiation.

Quality Is Paramount

Our size allows for global sourcing of ingredients to acquire the best possible products at an unmatched cost. We conduct supplier audits on a consistent basis around the world to assure quality & safety of raw ingredients, minimizing risk to you and your business. We maintain BRC “Superior” ratings across our entire manufacturing system.

Technical Service Team

Newly Weds Foods employs a staff of individuals with a combined technical & process skill set to make sure our products run perfectly on your equipment. They are capable of evaluating and making product and/or production line adjustment suggestions to accomplish this important goal.

Market Insights

We subscribe to multiple trend tracking and market database tools in order to stay in tune with product and marketplace activity. So products we develop for you are consistent with end user interest and demand. This means your projects can incorporate the latest trends based off of qualitative and quantitative data.

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