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Sr Product Manager

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Job Details:


The Senior Product Manager – Foodservice is responsible for management of all business activities for the Foodservice Breakfast Sausage category. This role manages the P&L to meet Annual Operating Plan objectives and leads Strategic Planning process for the business segment. This role develops and/or collaborates on long and short-term strategies, sustaining innovation, and sales programs that will achieve volume, profit, and share objectives.


  • Own the P&L for the Foodservice Breakfast Sausage category, including developing and executing business plans, pricing and/or cost savings strategies to deliver against category volume, profit, and share objectives.
  • Manage budget and MAP spending for the Foodservice Breakfast Sausage category.
  • Own the monthly volume forecast for assigned categories, coordinating between demand and supply planning to deliver best-in-class forecast accuracy.
  • Work collaboratively with Insights, Sensory, R&D, Customer Planning & Development, Sales Strategy & Planning, and the Business Unit to identify new ideas, build research and development plans, screen ideas and optimize our innovation offerings to meet consumer/operator needs and have a clear point of differentiation vs. competition.
  • Lead development and execution of product and packaging innovation projects including concept development, feasibility validation, product and packaging R&D, business proposal and approval, project execution, customer sell in and tracking of in-market performance.
  • Collaborate with the sales and channel marketing organization to understand and integrate operator and/or distributor strategies into innovation pipeline. Proactively work with these partners to on innovation forecast accuracy, maximization of opportunities and development of plans to deliver against JBP objectives.
  • Own the Foodservice brand strategy and marketing plan and execution; proactively develop campaign draft communication and provide to Sales Strategy & Planning for integration into sales communication plans; independent agency project relationship management.
  • Monitor performance measurements to ensure sales volume and profit objectives are accomplished - recommend and implement corrective actions.
  • Act as liaison with all other corporate functions to ensure business initiatives receive necessary focus.
  • Seek opportunities for personal development and proactively identify ways to add value to Business Unit teams.
  • Lead a team of 1-2 direct reports with ownership of the Retail Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage category to ensure delivery of Annual Operating Plan objectives in the retail channel.
  • Identify development opportunities for direct reports and provide training and mentorship as needed to ensure team members develop talents and capabilities for successful performance and career growth.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 6-7 years of experience in Product/Brand Management, Foodservice experience preferred.
  • Required Skills:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of P&Ls.
    • Proven track record in managing and meeting volume and profit targets.
    • Demonstrated strength in strategic thinking with a consumer and operator lens.
    • Strong collaborator with a demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams.
    • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.

LOCATION: This role will be based onsite at our World Headquarters in Springdale, AR. Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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