Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0013
Title Insights Manager, Sr.
Job Family Marketing
Job Status Full-Time
Location Fond du Lac
City Upper Midwest
State WI
Schedule M-F 8am-4:30pm and as needed
Compensation Competitive Compensation Package
Description

Grande’s Story

Grande's story began in 1891 in the small Sicilian village of Montelepre, Italy, where founder Filippo Candela was born. It was in this warm, agriculturally rich region where he learned the art of making fine Italian cheese.

In 1925, Filippo moved from the economic instability of post-war Italy to America in search of better opportunities. Initially purchasing a small dairy farm and orchard, he moved to Wisconsin to pursue his passion for cheese making. Speaking only a few words of English, he met an Italian cheese buyer from the Old World. This meeting sowed the seeds of a new cheese company formed by Filippo and a handful of family and friends. They named it Grande – a fitting name as the Italian word for ‘greatness’ – and its authentic cheeses soon became favorites with Italian immigrant families across the United States.

In the early years, Grande crafted traditional, aged Italian eating and grating cheeses such as Provolone and Romano. As pizza grew in popularity, Grande began to produce its trademarked Mozzarella, which soon became recognized as the most exceptional of cheeses for pizza. Grande cheeses are now known and trusted nationally as “The finest Italian cheeses money can buy!”™

We’ve built strong relationships and trust through years of dedicated service to our customers. Their success is our success. It’s our only agenda and it’s what drives Grande to be the best we can be.

Our founder’s passion for excellence continues to live on through every Grande Associate. Integrity, respect, and the pursuit of greatness are ingrained in everything we do and that is the difference you can taste in every bite of food made with Grande cheese.

About This Role

The Senior Insights Manager role will report directly into the Vice President of Foodservice Marketing and will become an active member of the business unit’s management team. The primary responsibilities of this position will be focused on the continued growth of Grande’s premium quality Italian cheeses sold into the pizza and Italian restaurant segments of the Foodservice marketplace.   Operator success will be achieved by gaining in-depth consumer/patron insight as the key catalyst in educating the operator while developing differentiated and relevant programing for Grande. 

While a love of pizza and a passion for great Italian food are not job requirements, they surely will help in this role. Insightful path to purchase understanding in this market will require knowledge of consumer/patron trends, the food industry, the foodservice marketplace, restaurant marketing and operations processes, and distribution. Our primary focus is helping the independent restaurant operator succeed…Grande has long been positioned as the Advocate of the Independent Pizzeria.

This position will be on the leading edge of breakthrough thinking and program development for Grande. Specific responsibilities will include the development and execution of a learning plan supporting key business unit platforms such as…

  • Insight-based selling…consumer/patron first, operator secondary
  • Culinary and recipe development
  • New product development
  • Digital marketing and analytics
  • Independent operator value package monetization and communication
  • Business intelligence

Grounded in bedrock principles, with an eye on the future, Grande is committed to helping our customers succeed. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that will leverage your experience, challenge your thinking, and satisfy your desire to grow, check out our website www.grandecheese.com to learn more.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or other related field required.
  • MBA or MMR desired.

Experience

  • Ten (10) or more years of marketing, marketing research, or consumer insights experience in a food industry required.
  • New product development and culinary-based implications experience desired.
  • High level of experience in food-related syndicated research sources, structure, analysis, and implication development.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Ability to travel 10-15%.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methodologies and primary and secondary resources.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to influence Associates and collaborate at all levels and in all departments of the organization.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving capabilities, with strong math and statistics knowledge.
  • Demonstrated leadership in cross-functional teams and project management.
  • Working knowledge of foodservice industry and new products commercialization process highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive business results.
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