Associate Commercialization Manager

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, OH
Date Posted July 23, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


You already us

Shearers is a privately held producer, co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearers brand, and other private labels. As a matter of fact, Shearers is the number one producer of kettle cooked chips in the world! As the leader in North America, we private label and co-manufacture salty snacks and we are the second largest producer of cookies and crackers. We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. So, while you may not be familiar with our name, you likely eat the products we make on a regular basis. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to realize significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at .

Associate Commercialization Manager - Massillon, OH

Your seat at the table

The Associate Commercialization Manager is responsible for managing projects and executing the functional responsibilities associated with new product commercialization and product assortment and project management across a defined sales channel and customer acct portfolio.

Key responsibilities include managing projects by working with key cross functional partners including Sales, Retail Customers, Manufacturing, Operations, Processing, Quality Assurance, Finance, Customer Service, and Procurement to commercialize and manage products. The Associate Commercialization Manager's role includes managing new product launches, managing new packaging development, and providing technical and product segment support to the Sales team and to Shearers Customer Partners. This position reports to the Director of Commercialization and will office from Shearers Massillon Ohio headquarters.

  • Track and execute the steps and stages of Shearers customers product lifecycles.
  • Manage product commercialization through detailed project management, working closely with the Innovation and Product Development team
  • Develop and manage a process to ensure 100% accurate product set ups and that all specifications and product requirements are met.
  • Support Shearers commitment to Joint Business Planning (JBP) and partner with category management and customer marketing to execute Shearers Category Leadership Platform (CLP).
  • Partner with Business Managers to create selling decks and prepare for key account calls specifically to support innovation and product lifecycle recommendations.
  • Work with Business Managers and Category Management to develop new business opportunities and make assortment recommendations to achieve commercial strategies that drive revenue and EBITDA.
  • Manage active product changes; coordinate product end of life obsolescence including developing raw material liquidation plans.
  • Facilitate communications between customers and Shearers internal support teams.
  • Support the development of technical packaging solutions including film, cases, cartons, and retail-ready displays. Work with Shearers Packaging Engineer and Technical Services team to plan, roll out, and execute.
  • Learn and develop strong working knowledge of all production lines and the processes necessary to commercialize products.
  • Provide commercialization support to sales team by developing and executing project trackers and managing actions and deliverables on time and on target.
  • Work with external suppliers and customers to source resources, solve challenges and contribute to Shearers commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Identify and execute ways to realize Shearers objectives to standardize and rationalize SKUs, production, and work flow processes.

What you bring to the table

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or equivalent in experience.
  • 3 to 4 years of experience in consumer goods branded marketing and/or innovation platforms with food industry a plus
  • Ability to manage both internal and external customers and to adapt and manage through change.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills required.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and shifting priorities in an organized manner.

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearers, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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