Marketing Analyst – Forecasting & PL
Ref ID: REF1270N
Location: Dublin, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.Job Description
Assists with implementing the strategic forecast for the Turkey or Ready-to-Cook chicken core business lines; implements PL packaging and new item projects.
Assists in the completion of tasks associated with new products and packaging changes such as Product Change Requests (PCRs), Authorization to Pack (ATPs), and New Product Development Requests (NPDRs). Assists in project managements tasks associated with new packaging and sales materials (Smart Flo). Assists in tracking progress against distribution and market share objectives (IRI). Assists in analysis of financial performance of product lines (BW/SAP, Sales Discovery).
Prepare, analyze & maintain strategic forecast on a period, annual and 5-year basis. Develop, implement, and analyze consumer and trade promotions. Develop POS, trade brochures, trade ads and other collateral material as needed.
Assist with concept development and lead execution of packaging and product introductions; facilitate communication between Operations, Purchasing, R&D, Sales, USDA and external design agencies to ensure successful introductions. Coordinate PL and Foodservice packaging and new item projects
Analyze volume trends by customer and code, syndicated data and external 3rd party data to assist with forecasting and provide pricing analysis. Provide sales group with support including sales presentations, product information, trade promotion ideas, etc.
Implement on-going forecasting process improvements. Analyze product lines and market segments as needed. Assist in strategic planning of marketing plans and annual volume budget.
Align with Senior Manager on sales growth goals, and new product plans for use in forecasting. Maintain brand project schedules for all advertising, promotional, and merchandising activities, revising as required.
Routine Ad hoc reporting
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Statistics or related field, MBA preferred
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Graphics programs. Advanced working knowledge of: BW, SAP, Excel.
2 – 4 years sales analysis, forecasting, project management or related experience.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with above average creativity
Excellent organization, planning and project management skills. Good understanding of product management as it relates to the production, packaging, promotion and selling of food products.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence others cross functionally
Minimum one-year experience in marketing or closely related area (i.e., sales, market research, etc.) desired, preferably in a consumer product or perishable food industry preferred.
May be required to lift up to 30 lbs.
Ability to travel as needed
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.