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Manager, Marketing-Customer Marketing

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Sales

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.


Job Title

  • Manager, Marketing


  • Customer Development

Reporting to

  • Director of Foodservice Marketing


Key Accountabilities

As the Marketing Manager, reporting into the Director of Foodservice Marketing, your role is to develop strategic business plans and marketing solutions to protect ARYZTA’s position as the leader Frozen Bakery Goods to foodservice customers across multiple channels and business segments. As well, create long-term strategic plans and thought leadership in multi-foodservice segments with insights that help drive business growth, deliver sustainable growth strategies and tactics, serve as primary liaison to the cross-functional ARYZTA team, provide guidance on white space innovation opportunities, and provide direction and support to the foodservice Customer Development teams.



  • Manage the foodservice portfolio development and long term food strategy. This includes but is not limited to research data, identify business opportunities, and make recommendations to optimize strategies and tactics.
  • Manage the introduction of new foods and continuous improvement of existing foods in collaboration with the Customer Development leads, R&D and Project Management.
  • Complete alignment with Customer Development leads to provide sales support actions to support the teams in meeting our fiscal objectives. This includes developing appropriate sales communications for new items and marketing program launches including customer-facing presentation decks, sell sheets and sales collateral.
  • Management of conventions and trade show participation for the team, including but not limited to strategy, messaging, booth procurement, outside service contracting, staffing and materials.
  • Work closely with data-partners, Technomic and Mintel, to provide the most up-to-date food category reviews, trends and insights.
  • Gain deep understanding of ARYZTA’s capabilities across foodservice to develop solutions and promotions to drive business growth in partnership with Customer Development leads and key foodservice customers.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree; marketing preferred
  • 3-5 years of category management experience in foodservice industry
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills are required. 
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work well cross-functionally.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • 45-50% travel

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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