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Research & Insights Associate Manager

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  32146
Segment:  Marketing

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Provides support for research initiatives and projects for the USC region to drive business outcomes.  Support the development of insight to enhance business planning and decision making across various levels and functional groups of the organization. This is a remote opportunity but the ideal candidate would live in Buffalo NY or in the Eastern Time zone

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

This position will be responsible for supporting and/or leading the following major initiatives:
Industry, Segment and Customer performance
Consumer Insights
Segment and Customer Insights
Competitive Insights
Sustaining and Breakthrough Innovation
Market Assessment
This will be achieved through the following activities:
Execute research projects in a timely and efficient manner from planning through completion within a given budget.
Completing analysis, leveraging primary and secondary research information and other sources of intelligence
Proactively work with business partners on assigned projects to define problems/issues/opportunities, the scope and a project plan
Ensure clear definition of objective and scope of the research.
Evaluate and select most appropriate sources of acquiring data (internal and external sources)
If internal, find creative ways of gathering information from internal sources.
If external, work with research suppliers to deliver comprehensive analyses, conclusions, and recommendations that address project objectives.
Share the required budget, communicate realistic timelines and specify deliverables
Draw conclusions from any conflicting or ambiguous data
Proactively provide on-going analysis and data gathering as it relates to Industry performance,  Operator/retailer performance and customer experience metrics.
Project Management
Partner with various functional groups to define problems/issues/ opportunities, where market research can be used as a tool to make better decisions or to create demand.  
Ensure clear definition of objective and scope of the research
Evaluate and select most appropriate sources of acquiring data (internal and external sources) 
Recommend and manage appropriate budget, communicate realistic timelines and specify deliverable
Execute research projects independently in a timely and efficient manner from planning through completion within a given budget
Analyze most appropriate sources qualitative and/or quantitative research
Draw conclusions from any conflicting or ambiguous data

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred with MBA desired with 3+ years of market research experience
  • Demonstrated experience using various market research methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data to inform recommendations.
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills to include written and oral presentations to both internal associates and to customers
  • Solid project management/time management skills
  • Experience with syndicated data applications strongly preferred  (i.e. IRI, Nielsen, NPD, Spectra, Technomic).
  • Developing ability to be a strong business partner and team collaborator – demonstrated ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Solid software proficiency including Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint – Advanced proficiency Excel
  •  5% travel as needed  #IND123  #LI-RT1

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate resource groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Market Research, Marketing Manager, Assistant Manager, MBA, Manager, Marketing, Management

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