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Position Title: Senior Brand Manager, Innovation

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 20005 



McCain knows the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. That is why our purpose is celebrating real connections through delicious, planet-friendly food. We do this by succeeding together with our teams, business and community partners around the world - because we know when we work and grow together, we succeed together. Be a part of our family.
McCain Foods is seeking a Senior Brand Manager, Disruptive Innovation to join our growing team!

Reporting to the Director, Marketing Innovation, the position of Senior Brand Manager is responsible for shaping & delivering a strategic innovation roadmap.
Responsibilities include:
•    Primary liaison with Brand Team to define longer term ‘where to play’ spaces grounded in foresight analysis and founded in holistic strategic rationale
•    Develop scale product platforms rooted in unmet needs, deep consumer insights and an ownable right to win 
•    Build a funnel with sufficiency & quality of ideas that yields a steady pace of innovation news to deliver in-market financial expectations
•    Cross functional team leadership on projects with high levels of ambiguity
•    Drive decision-making with senior leaders via Stage-Gate process

What will make you successful in this role:
•    7 years of brand management experience in consumer products goods
•    Knowledge of ‘front end of innovation’ development process
•    Experience with crafting winning concepts
•    Lead commercialization of complex cross-functional projects 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills (including strong presentation skills)
•    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Passion for the food industry preferred


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Marketing      
Division: NA Potato 
Department: ​Marketing - Innovation NA ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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