Director, General Manager - Hot Cereal in Oak Brook, IL

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

TreeHouse Foods   •  

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 62 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description:

The Dir, Business Unit GM has P&L responsibility for Hot Cereal category within the larger Division portfolio. The role is responsible for 1) Defining overall strategy for the category to meet new and diverse customer requirements, establishing a clear vision and growth plan for the business; 2) Achieving the category financial goals as they align to Division goals; 3) Driving operational efficiencies across the business; and 4) Driving product development and R&D efforts for the category.

Scope: Category revenues of up to $250 million produced in two or three manufacturing plants

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and monitor customer insights, market and competitive data to pro-actively position the category for growth and profitability
  • Create long range and annual business plans for the category that align with Division and Company strategic priorities and growth objectives
  • Communicate the long range and annual plans effectively to insure cross functional alignment
  • Partner with R&D to develop innovation plans to drive short and long term strategic objectives
  • Partner with and influence the supply chain organization to insure optimal cost containment and service level attainment
  • Leverage and influence the sales organization to manage customer relationships and execute key go-to-market tactics (pricing, merchandising, shelving, and assortment)
  • Oversee the forecast process to manage capacity and ensure the right product is available to meet customer expectations
  • Monitor performance against financial and operational goals and work cross functionally to drive corrective action

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 8 years of progressive product management experience within the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
  • Proven ability to lead through influence
  • Project management experience in a cross functional environment
  • Demonstrated financial acumen – preferred prior experience managing a full P&L

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required – Type: Business or related field

Master's Degree Required -- Type: MBA or other related.

Preferred Attributes

  • Entrepreneurial and customer focused mindset – Ability to navigate cross functionally to clear barriers, identify opportunities to create strategic product focused partnerships with customers
  • Financial Acumen – Ability to identify and implement margin improvement opportunities including supply chain efficiencies, ability to understand and manage P&L levers to achieve profitable growth
  • Analytical Skills – Proactively identify category trends and operational issues, prioritize limited resources to optimize short and long term results
  • Coaching and development – Motivate and align team members around common goals
  • Team Building and leadership – Cross functional teams working together to drive strategic priorities
  • Communications – Seek and understand different points of view while clearly articulating decisions

Travel: 50%

Valid Through: 2019-9-16