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Assistant Category Manager - Cheese

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 07/19/2019

Assistant Category Manager
Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:
Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:
The Assistant Category Manager supports the Category Manager by helping lead the strategy for the Tillamook cheese category. This is a cross-functional role that requires excellent relationship building skills, presentations skills, and project management skills.

Here’s a day in the life:

Initiate research projects, working with Consumer Insights Manager to develop research scope, analysis information, and develop insights that drive strategic decisions on brands or products
Ensure product development projects are moving forward on schedule, from concept development to commercialization.
New product pricing, including data gathering, competitive analysis, margin analysis, and seeking necessary internal approvals
Lead discussion in cross-functional product meetings (Product Lifecycle Management)
Develop strategy briefs for new products, packaging, and communications.
Create sales and marketing materials, including sell sheets, presentations, and product samples
Support Category Manager with ad hoc projects, including sales and consumer data analysis, trend research, competitive profiling, distribution gap analysis, and more.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills
Work independently
Utilize MS Office applications, especially Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Skills you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in a marketing capacity in food or beverage consumer packaged goods


Hands on experience in analyzing and deriving insights from scan and panel data
Experience in working with cross-functional teams, serving as the primary communication hub for projects

An appreciation for real food

A solid understanding of how food manufacturers/marketers go to market through retail or foodservice channels

Evidence of excellence in academic and or professional achievement.

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

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