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General information

All posting locations: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 05 - Marketing Research- Insights

Date Published: 01-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Sr. Manager- Consumer Insights - Taste Elevation

Reporting to the Head of Consumer Insights- the Sr. Manager- Consumer Insights is the consumer insights and strategic business partner for the Taste Elevation Platform team in Canada. In this role- you will be responsible for helping to drive the voice of the consumer- delivering insights and strategic recommendations to develop and implement strategy- influence decisions across all areas of the business from base business to innovation for iconic brands such as Kraft Peanut Butter- Philadelphia Cream Cheese- and Heinz Ketchup.

This role requires a person who can be:

  • Strategic: Be a strategic business partner to the Platform team and a key agent for organizational change. Demonstrate understanding of consumer research methodologies/techniques- subject matter expertise and experience to drive the business forward
  • Influential: Influence at all levels of the organization and work seamlessly with cross-functional teams. Engage with senior management and present insights to senior executive leaders.
  • Impactful: Influence "so-what’s" by making concrete recommendations rooted in deep understanding of marketing- business- and consumer. Robust communication and interpersonal skills collect disparate pieces of data together into a cohesive and compelling story.
  • An Owner: Independent leader with the ability to get your dig into the details and craft a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions or methodologies.
  • Collaborative: Build and maintain partnerships within functions across the organization.
  • Flexible: Be flexible and innovative adjusting to changing priorities and business challenges. Ability to thrive in ambiguity- while showing strong drive for results and adaptability.
  • Self-Starter: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of independence- resiliency- leadership/ownership- with limited oversight.

Responsibilities within the team include

  • Strategic Insight lead across the Taste Elevation portfolio of brands
  • Lead key critical initiatives based on business goals- such as Consumer Targeting & Positioning- Innovation Pipeline- Renovation and Communication Strategy & Evaluation.
  • Develop and lead comprehensive research plans for both existing products and new products from scoping- concept development- screening- optimization- confirmatory testing and post-launch analysis- packaging graphics and structure etc.
  • Support brand’s annual marketing plans- including strategy- creative development and optimization
  • Guide product quality and value engineering initiatives by delivering consumer insights- developing action standards/decision criteria
  • Help develop research Best Practices for the organization
  • Work with research vendors to provide Best in Class research approaches for agility- speed and breakthrough insights.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; specialization in Social Science- Business Administration- or Marketing is preferred
  • 6+ years in strategic insights/consumer research/ market research role – preferably within CPG
  • Strong functional & technical expertise in quantitative- qualitative research & data analytics
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and ability to build effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated experience with agile research tools- methodologies- and applications
  • Understanding of marketing processes- business planning- marketing strategy
  • Strong sense of ownership and drive for results
  • Confidence to adapt to and manage changing priorities
  • Excellent communication- organization and presentation skills (written- oral- and across Microsoft Office Suite)

Kraft Heinz is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for the MBA opportunities- regardless of race- religion- faith- creed- age- ethnicity- marital status- gender identity- sexual orientation- or disability. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: accessibility@kraftheinzcompany.com.

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