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Brand Manager

Company: KeHE Distributors
Location: Boulder
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Why Work for KeHE?--Full-timePay Range: $77,388.00/Yr. - $113,427.00/Yr.Shift Days: , Shift Time:Benefits on Day 1Health/RxDentalVisionFlexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)Supplemental life insurance401(k)Paid time offPaid sick timeShort term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)Employee stock ownership (ESOP)Holiday pay for company designated holidaysOverviewGood people, working with good people, for our common good.Sound good?KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about \"good\" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!Primary ResponsibilitiesThe KeHE Exclusive Brands Business Manager will have an integral role on the team responsible for managing and growing KeHE Distributors proprietary brand CADIA ( and MADE-WITH ( The role is perfect for an individual who loves to look for stories in the data, enthusiastically digs into the details, but quickly zooms out to share the big picture. The person selected will partner with the sales team on education and on key sales initiatives, and partner with the KeHE Category Managers, Growth Solutions Team and Marketing team. The Brand Manager will also play a key role with developing supplier relationships, developing promotional strategies and managing certification requirements. As with all positions at KeHE, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision and Values.Essential Functions--Identify and monitor product trends and insights to support category strategies. This includes using SPINS data, curating supplier insights, following publications and attending shows.Translate data into actionable and innovative insights to create turn-key, influential solutions for KeHE's sales team and retail partners.Define the role of KeHE Exclusive Brands within each specific category, and how to win with each specific Exclusive Brand SKUMeasure and track category metrics to ensure performance goals are being met.Partner with KeHE Category Managers & Growth Solutions Team to grow CADIA and MadeWith presence in their category reviews and item recommendations.Enhance organizational knowledge of Private Label, and Private Labels role in key categories by partnering with the sales and marketing teams to effectively communicate and present information.Lead promotional strategy with sales team. Manage workflow of temp worker to have all promotional deal sheets completed accurately and on time.Assist customer service resource with customer inquiries.Manage Road Map meetings with existing suppliers to ensure programs are reviewed annually with an eye towards new items, pricing, deduction resolution, and performance.Work with supplier community and certifying agencies on Organic Certifications, FSVP, Kosher, RSPO (sustainable palm), and non-gmo Project Verification to ensure KeHE Exclusive Brands are compliant.Monitor certification process, request print authorizations, finalize item setup for new items.Manage the exit of unprofitable SKU's and vendor transitions.Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude--Bachelor's Degree is required.Five (5) or more years in relevant retail or consumer product industry role.Advanced Excel Skills + Financial Acumen is preferred.Familiarity with FDA labelling regulations, good manufacturing practices, and 3 rd party certifications (i.e. USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified) preferred.Experience with syndicated data is preferred.Personal Attributes :Adaptable: Ability to effectively manage a wide variety of tasks. Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with adjusting priorities.Goal-oriented: Tenacious focus on identifying opportunities, pursuing solutions, and achieving results.Motivated: An energetic self-starter who possesses initiative, a sense of urgency, and an unyielding positive attitude.Organized: Effective time management and project management skills with an obsessive attention to detail.Analytical: Ability to analyze data, deliver insights and implement changes.Team player: Demonstrated ability to work productively and effectively in a team environment. Comfort working cross-functionally across all facets of the business.Requisition ID2024-23389Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, Boulder , Brand Manager, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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