Associate Brand Manager - Development - Slim Jim & Protein Snacks

Conagra Brands

Slim Jim is an iconic brand with unparalleled consumer love! It's the undisputed Meat Sticks leader with the top selling SKUs in the set, breakneck velocities and unmatched innovation performance. The Longboi Gang, our 1.4MM strong and growing social media followership, blows engagement benchmarks out of the water. Reporting to the Senior Brand Manager, you will have the opportunity to work on this iconic brand and other protein snacks including Duke's Smoked Sausages, David and BIGS Sunflower Seeds and Penrose Pickled Sausages.

The Role

The Associate Manager Brand - Development will have a strong analytical foundation and in-depth knowledge of P&L interdependencies to identify and evaluate key business issues and drivers. The Associate Manager Brand - Development will analyze and interpret market data to take advantage of opportunities and minimize adverse trends. Uses an evidence-based approach to define 3-5 year growth strategies for assigned business(es), leveraging demand science, growth pockets and Jobs to be Done (JTBD). Designs distinct solutions that addresses a relevant consumer job or struggle. Project integrator responsible for leading cross functional teams to drive business growth. Guides brand development projects from idea to execution through the stage gate process. The Associate Manager Brand - Development will be required to work closely with their Management counterpart to ensure a clear vision for the future of the assigned business(es). 

What You'll Do:

  • Leads a variety of cross-functional teams for the business in order to deliver your strategies and short and long-term goals. Leverages data driven demand signals to generate business growth opportunities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of company asset base for innovation.
  • Supports the Strat Plan Cycle.
  • Leads brand restage opportunities.
  • Develops margin accretive innovation pipeline for the customer. Leads innovation initiatives, line extensions, and innovation sizing.
  • Supports shopper marketing initiatives.
  • Assesses the competitive landscape and translates implications to the business.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 3 years of work / intern experience in brand marketing or related field. Background in Consumer Goods (CPG) strongly preferred
  • MBA Degree preferred
  • Experience identifying, building and delivering growth initiatives in the fast-moving consumer packaged goods industry.
  • Proven ability to deliver initiatives that have been realized and contributed significant gains in the capture of market share, revenue and volume growth, and operational efficiencies.
  • Demonstrated success anticipating future business opportunities or problems and developing strategies that address them proactively.
  • In-depth understanding of the competitive landscape with the ability to translate the implications to the business.
  • Has successfully worked in matrix environments or Center of Excellence business models and can demonstrate aptitude for building productive, cross-functional teams that drive to specific medium- and long-range goals.

Our Modern Workplace:

Conagra’s culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 4 days a week.

At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.


Our Benefits:

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
  • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

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