Manager, Ruiz Foodservice Data Analytics & Category Management

Job Title: Manager, Ruiz Foodservice Data Analytics & Category Management

Ruiz Foods has been family owned since 1964, is one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the country and is the proud maker of two #1 brands: El Monterey frozen Mexican food and Tornados roller grill taquitos in grocery stores and convenience stores across the US and Canada.

Are you looking for career development opportunities in an exciting company that cares about its team members and consumers alike? Come join our team and help us continue our industry-leading track record of growth, quality, and delicious food!

COMPENSATION: $120k – $150k/year (DOE)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and maintain Ruiz Foods proprietary database, analytic tools, and capabilities.
  • Lead reporting and diagnostics for category performance and trends across Ruiz Foodservice portfolio and retailers in the convenience channel by leveraging a variety of resources (distributor shipment data, syndicated data, qualitative research, and industry reports).
  • Develop category analytics capabilities and tools to help Ruiz Foods understand and identify growth opportunities in traditional foodservice and vend/micro-markets.
  • Assess the competitive landscape and proactively identify business opportunities in all foodservice channels where we compete.
  • Provide recurring, deep-dive quarterly business reviews and ad hoc analytical support.
  • Monitor category pricing and effectiveness, evaluate assortment for distribution and velocity opportunities.
  • Create and deliver presentations conveying insights and recommendations to Ruiz Foods leadership and customers (distributors, retailers, and operators).
  • Lead modeling analytics to guide sales strategies from assortment to price/promotional evaluations, trade spend and ROI.
  • Manage annual Foodservice Data Analytics contracts and budget ensuring spending is at or below set budget.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic business plans and executive presentations including quarterly Ruiz Foods Board of Directors meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, supply chain or equivalent experience. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience across Business Analytics, Category Management/Development, Channel/Shopper Insights, Finance, and/or Sales Account Management.
  • Knowledge and experience with Foodservice industry preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills required, specifically in Excel, and proficient in Power Point and Word.
  • Exceptional technical, analytical, problem solving, and data visualization skills.
  • Strong people, presentation, organization, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of syndicated data AC Nielsen/IRI, panel or similar syndicated data platforms.
  • Self-starter with ability to identify, create, and lead projects with minimal supervision.
  • Work collaboratively and be a team player!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required education: Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.

For more info and to apply, click here.

Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

El Monterey®, Tornados®, and Ruiz 4 Kids® are trademarks owned by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Artisan Bistro®, Three Bold Brothers™, and Not Your Nonna's™ are trademarks owned by Ruiz Brands LLC, registered in the United States and other countries, and licensed for use by Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
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